dr. S.M. van den Berg (Stéphanie)

Associate Professor

About Me

I'm head of the section CODE, which stands for Cognition, Data and Education, and is part of the LDT department at the BMS faculty. Together with other BMS data enthusiasts, I run the Behavioural Data Science Incubator. We can support you in everything related to Data Science: developing new ways to measure, collect and analyse data. 


Medicine & Life Sciences
Educational Status
Genome-Wide Association Study
Twin Studies
Agriculture & Biology


As head of the Behavioural Data Science Incubator, I'm interested in everything that has to do with the analysis of data. With a background in psychology, I'm particularly interested in online and offline behaviour. 


Sedrakyan, G., Abdi, A. , van den Berg, S. M. , Veldkamp, B. P. , & van Hillegersberg, J. (2022). Text-To-Model (TeToMo) Transformation Framework to Support Requirements Analysis and Modeling. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - MODELSWARD (pp. 129-136). SCITEPRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0010771600003119
Rajula, H. S. R., Manchia, M. , Agarwal, K., Akingbuwa, W. A., Allegrini, A. G., Diemer, E., Doering, S., Haan, E., Jami, E. S., Karhunen, V., Leone, M., Schellhas, L., Thompson, A. , van den Berg, S. M., Bergen, S. E., Kuja-Halkola, R., Hammerschlag, A. R., Järvelin, M. R., Leval, A., ... Middeldorp, C. M. (2022). Overview of CAPICE—Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe—an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Training Network. European child and adolescent psychiatry, 31, 829-839. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01713-2
Larsen, R., Buss, D., Wismeijer, A., Song, J. , & van den Berg, S. M. (2021). Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge about Human Nature. (3 ed.) Mc Graw-Hill.
van den Berg, S. M. (2021). Analysing Data using Linear Models. (5 ed.) University of Twente.
van den Berg, S. M., & de Moor, M. (2020). Molecular Genetic Research on Personality. In K. J. Saudino, & J. M. Ganiban (Eds.), Behavior Genetics of Temperament and Personality (pp. 99-121). (Advances in Behavior Genetics). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0933-0_4
Boomsma, D. I., Helmer, Q., Nieuwboer, H. A., Hottenga, J-J., Moor, M. H. M. , van Den Berg, S. M., Davies, G. E., Vink, J. M., Schouten, M. J., Dolan, C. V., Willemsen, G., Bartels, M., van Beijsterveldt, T. C. E. M., Ligthart, L., & de Geus, E. J. C. (2018). An Extended Twin-Pedigree Study of Neuroticism in the Netherlands Twin Register. Behavior genetics, 48(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-017-9872-0

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Together with an enthusiastic team I'm involved in redesigning the data analytical courses of BMS bachelor programmes. The new starting point is the linear model, facilitated by a new textbook I've written. In addition, we're introducing R instead of SPSS as the main statistical software to first-year students as of academic year 2020-2021. Currently I teach Data Analysis and Data Science courses to first-year and second-year bachelor students in Psychology. I supervise students working on their bachelor, master and PhD theses. 

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B335
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B335
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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