BMS - OMD research group

CV MSc. Nikky van Buuren


2015 – present

PhD Student at RCEC (University of Twente & CITO) on

Bayesian Networks and Personalized Learning Recommendations

2010 – 2013

MSc Mathematics - specialization in Statistical Science, Leiden University

2007 – 2010

BA Social Sciences (Psychology, Economics) and a minor in Statistics
University College Roosevelt (Roosevelt Academy), Middelburg, The Netherlands


Exchange semester in the USA (Honors Program)
University of Nebraska, Kearney in the United States



Professional experience

2011 - present


Founder and Owner of “Steunpunt Statistiek”

2014 - 2015

InfoSupport Nederland

Instructor for 3-day business course “Statistical programming in R”

2013 - 2015

Assensia Solutions BV - Amersfoort

Statistician in the Quantitative Analytics Team

 2012 - 2013

 Cito, Arnhem

·         Intern with Citobeurs – Master Thesis (Grade thesis and defense 8.0):

Latent Class based Algorithms for Computerized Adaptive Testing

·         Student-Assistant – Simulation study in DOT and R


 Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Internship & Student-assistant, Tasks: Statistical analyses and consultancy

Voluntary work

2014 - present

Dutch federation of Athletics
Member of “ Statistics Committee

2011 - present


Trainer and Coach in Track & Field at different clubs

2007 - 2009

Founder and Chair of the Furniture Fund
For international students or students with financial problems 


February 2016

CitoSpreekt 2015 –conference

Presentation of Research proposal on Bayesian Networks


September 2015


IACAT Young Researcher Grant (IACAT Conference 2015, University of Cambridge)

Presentation of research on Computerized Adaptive Progress Testing