Patrick Wessa

I am working as Information Scientist, Statistician and Software Engineer creating innovative Web Technologies and Applications for the purpose of reproducible, scientific research and collaborative, academic education. In particular my work focuses primarily on Compendium Technologies and Reproducible Computing.

My research is located at the Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems (LIRIS), University of Leuven, Belgium. My teaching focuses on Statistics, Research Methods, and Information Management & Technologies.

Research Interests

I am mostly interested in multidisciplinary research which is located in the intersection between Information Science, Statistics, Database Technology, Research & Education. Here are a few examples:

In summary, I am interested in multidisciplinary, scientific questions from (almost) any field that can be studied through solid, reproducible research and innovative information technology.

Active Projects

Here you find a list of some of my projects:

Work in progress

Here you find a list of some papers that are under development:

Recent Publications

This is a selection of recent publications:

Contact Information

You can contact me through e-mail: patrick at wessa dot net


Short Bio

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Patrick Wessa is an information scientist & statistician (PhD, Institute for Statistics and Econometrics, University of Basel, CH) with a strong interest in information technologies. His research is located at the Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems (LIRIS, University of Leuven, Belgium) and is mainly focused on multidisciplinary, scientific questions that can be studied through reproducible statistics and information technology. His innovations have been made freely accessible through a series of web applications that have become increasingly popular among academics and have been cited in a large number of scholarly articles. In recent years, he disseminated his findings through a variety of publication outlets in the domains of software engineering (IJ of Computers, Communication and Control), statistics (Computational Statistics), education (J of E-Learning and Interactive Learning Environments), and multidisciplinary science (PLoS ONE).