Meet the Lecturers
Introduction to Genome-Wide Data Analysis
The 2022 lecturers are assistant professor Aysu Okbay, assistant professor Ronald de Vlaming, and Hermon Kweon, all affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Aysu Okbay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a researcher with the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, where she is the Chair of Polygenic Index Working Group. She holds a PhD in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research explores the genetic architecture of a range of behavioral outcomes, with a focus on educational attainment.
Ronald de Vlaming is an Assistant Professor in the department of Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is trained as econometrician and holds a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focusses on statistical methods, machine learning, and econometrics, with particular emphasis on using large-scale human genetic data to elucidate the interplay between biology and environment in shaping brain morphology and social-scientific outcomes such as educational attainment, intelligence, personality traits, and income.
Hermon Kweon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His main interest is intergenerational inequality in socioeconomic and health outcomes. His research pursues this interest by using genetic and brain imaging data. He is an MPhil graduate of Tinbergen Institute and was a participant in this Summer School in 2017.