weiwang-_smallDr. Wei Wang

Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at UCF. He completed his B.S. in Psychology at Beijing Normal University  and one year post-baccalaureate at the University of Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also studied for a M.A. in Social/Personality Psychology and a M.S. in Statistics. He has great passion and energy for psychological research through the computational and big data approach.


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Doctoral Students

tanner1Tanner Kluth

Tanner received his B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2014. His current research areas include novel methods of personnel selection and assessment (e.g., text analysis), including applications of big data and social network analysis to organizations. In the future, he plans to use his expertise in both traditional and modern methods of personnel selection to assist organizations and enhance their human resources practices.



Henry2Henry Young

Henry received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis where he worked in the labs of Dr. Rick Robins and Dr. Jeff Sherman. After graduation, he worked with Dr. Jeanne Tsai at Stanford University. Henry is currently working on meta-analyses examining the relationship between personality and job attitudes. He is also interested in the applications of implicit measures to studying workplace behavior. In his spare time, Henry enjoys listening to classical music, eating Chinese food, and reading fiction novels.




Xin Peng

Xin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Jiangnan University, China in 2012 and earned her M.S in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014. Xin’s research interests mainly lie in applied psychometrics, including personality test, differential item functioning (DIF) assessment, and big data. She also has experiences in employee engagement survey, 360 degree feedback and assessment center techniques.




JuseobJuseob Lee

Juseob Lee finished his graduate program at Pennsylvania State University in Human Resources and Employment Relations (MS HRER) before joining the Computational Psychology Laboratory. His academic background in business and strong interest in understanding the human mind have guided him to the vocational interests in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and human resource management. He hopes to obtain a deeper knowledge and refine his research skills to be in a position where he would be able to make a difference by teaching and conducting research. He is striving to contribute to designing better workplaces for both employers and employees.



Affiliated Students

 Travis Meade

Travis Meade is a third year Ph.D. student of Computer Science.

Contact: travm12@knights.ucf.ed


Robert Louden

Robert Louden is a post baccalaureate of Computer Science.



Former Students and Visiting Scholars

 Betsir Zemen

Betsir graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2012 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Before joining UCF’s I/O Psychology PhD program, she worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her current research focuses on using big data analytical methods to disentangle genetic effects on organizational behaviors. She is also interested in applying psychometrics and social networks towards understanding the effects of Positive Psychology on the workplace. She hopes her research will help improve the health and well-being of employees.

Austin Carter

Austin received his B.S in psychology from the University of North Florida, where he worked in the Person by Situation Laboratory studying the impact of various personality constructs on workplace disputes under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Leone and Professor LouAnne Hawkins.  He is now working with Dr. Wei Wang studying social network analysis and personality assessment.

Dr. Wengen Deng

Dr. Deng is an associated professor of psychology from China and will visit the Lab from February 2015 for one year.

Matthew LaPalme

Matthew received his B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Management and Mathematics from the University of Miami. While at UM, Matthew worked under Dr. Michael McCullough in the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory studying the processes of human decision making.

Weizhu Dai

Professor Dai visited our lab from August to December 2016 from Tianhua College in Shanghai.