Li Cai
Moore Hall 2022A
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 206-0583 (MH); (310) 794-7136 (GSEIS)
E: lcai@ucla.edu
W: http://lcai.bol.ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Li Cai

Professor

Positions

  • Professor of Education (and of Psychology)
  • Co-director, CRESST

Education

Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, 2008, University of North Carolina

Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • 2007 ETS, Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship
  • 2009 AERA, Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award
  • 2010 NCME, Brenda H. Loyd Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • 2011 APA, Anne Anastasi Early Career Award
  • 2011 Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology,¬†Elected Member
  • 2012 Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, Cattell Early Career Award
  • 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Psychometrics
  • Latent variable models
  • Item response theory
  • Nonlinear models
  • Statistical computation

Select Publications

Cai, L., Yang, J. S. & Hansen, M. (2011). Generalized full-information item bifactor analysis. Psychological Methods, 16, 221-248.

Cai, L. (2010). Metropolis-Hastings Robbins-Monro algorithm for confirmatory item factor analysis. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 35, 307-335.

Cai, L. (2010). A two-tier full-information item factor analysis model with applications. Psychometrika, 75, 581-612.

Cai, L. (2010). High-dimensional exploratory item factor analysis by a Metropolis-Hastings Robbins-Monro algorithm. Psychometrika, 75, 33-57.

Cai, L., & Lee, T. (2009). Covariance structure model fit testing under missing data: An application of the supplemented EM algorithm. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 281-304.