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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

📈 GitHub Stats

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  1. R Package for the Analysis and Visualization of Circumplex Data

    R 6 1

  2. MATLAB Functions for Computing Inter-Observer Reliability

    MATLAB 24 7

  3. DARMA: Software for Dual Axis Rating and Media Annotation

    MATLAB 10 2

  4. CARMA: Software for Continuous Affect Rating and Media Annotation

    MATLAB 10 2

  5. R package for the tidy calculation of inter-rater reliability

    R 3

  6. R package for calculating and visualizing Stan distributions

    R 1

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