Hi there, I'm Jeffrey Girard!
I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas. I work in clinical psychology and explore the links between mental health and nonverbal behavior. I collaborate with computer scientists and clinicians to develop technologies that support clinical practice. I use observational methods to quantify facial expressions and other behavioral signals. My main goal is to understand the role that behavioral signals play in emotion and interpersonal communication. I use data science techniques from statistics, machine learning, and software engineering to address research challenges. I love to develop, share, and teach about tools that increase scientific rigor and openness.
🔨 Tools and Frameworks:
💻 Current Software Projects:
- circumplex - This is a maturing R package for analyzing and visualizing circular data.
- agreement - This is a developing R package for estimating inter-rater reliability.
📝 Blog Posts
- Row-wise means in dplyr
- Exploring movie lengths using R
- Statistical Rethinking: Chapter 7 Practice
- Statistical Rethinking: Chapter 6 Practice
- Statistical Rethinking: Chapter 5 Practice