Ross Jacobucci, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, where he worked with Jack McArdle and Liz Zelinski. He has been an instructor at the APA workshops since 2011.
Ross has two main lines of research. The first is integrating methods from both data mining and latent variable modeling. He has applied this work in identifying varying trajectories in longitudinal data, as well as creating diagnostic criteria for non-suicidal and suicidal self-injury. The second is developing novel methods for the application of latent variable models in studying changes in cognitive ability and health in older adults. For both of these interests, Ross is an active developer of open source software for the R statistical environment.