Yoshio  Takane Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Yoshio Takane

University of Victoria

DL (Doctor of Letters) 1976 (University of Tokyo) and PhD 1977 (University of North Carolina), Professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University between 1977 and 2011. Profssor Emeritus, McGill University. Joined Department of Psychology at University of Victoria as Adjunct Professor in 2012.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Yoshio Takane has a long standing interest in developing statistical techniques to analyze psychological data. His contributions to the field include developments of nonmetric methods of multivariate analysis, maximum likelihood multidimensional scaling, choice models incorporating systematic individual differences, principal component analysis with linear constraints on both rows and columns of a data matrix, analysis of knowledge representation in neural network models among others.

    His most recent interests include regularization techniques for various multivariate data analysis methods, acceleration methods for iterative model fitting, development of structural equation models for analysis of brain connectivity, various kinds of singular value decomposition (e.g., sparse SVD, robust SVD), etc.


        Multivariate analysis
        Matrix methods in psychometrics
        Computational models for cognition
        Analysis of brain signals



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