About


Ronald de Vlaming (1987) holds a M.Sc. degree cum laude in Econometrics and Management Science from the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the same school.

As a Ph.D. candidate, Ronald was supervised by professors A. Roy Thurik, Patrick J. F. Groenen, and Philipp D. Koellinger. He carried out his research within the Department of Applied Economics at the ESE as a member of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB) and of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC). In 2016 Ronald visited the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland for a period of three months, under the auspices of professor Peter M. Visscher.

Ronald's research focusses on the application of statistical methods, matrix algebra, and numerical methods to estimation problems that arise in the study of the genetic architecture of complex traits. His work has been published in the following peer-reviewed journals: PLOS Genetics, BioMed Research International, Nature Genetics, Nature Human Behaviour, and Nature. He has presented his work at meetings of the Behavior Genetics Association, the Conference on Computational Statistics, and the European Human Genetics Conference.

Ronald now works under the auspices of professor Koellinger, as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and he continues to be a member of the SSGAC and EURIBEB.