2019-20 Colloquium Series -- Xiao Yang, The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Psychology



The Data Science Institute


Xiao Yang, Predoctoral Fellow

PhD candidate in Human Development and Family Studies

The Pennsylvania State University


 Modeling Within-Person Regulation Processes Using Networks and Machine Learning


My overall research goal is to develop innovative methods to study self-regulatory processes and their implications for long-term development. In this talk, I will introduce three complementary lines that support this goal. In the first line, I will introduce the methods to develop network models and metrics to investigate emotion regulation processes as networks and the empirical evidence that these network structures are associated with mental health. The second line is built upon the first, in which I design network control to manipulate the network structure of regulatory dynamics. I will also discuss how parents/educators can use the designed control strategy to facilitate children’s healthy development. In the third line, with the increasing use of smartphones, I will introduce how to build a pipeline to convert the raw data – screenshots – to multivariate psychological time-series and predict self-regulatory behavior.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

3:30 p.m.

Gilmer 190


Coffee/cookies at 3:15pm.

Reception will be held after the talk.

Time and Location: 
3:30pm, Gilmer 190
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
“Modeling Within-Person Regulation Processes Using Networks and Machine Learning”