Waldir Leoncio Netto

Academic interests

  • Item Response Theory
  • Statistical computing
  • Test equating

Current project: Ph.D. thesis

Working title

Advances in test equating: comparing IRT and Kernel methods and a new likelihood approach to equate multiple forms


Michela Battauz, University of Udine, Italy

Periods as visiting researcher

  • 2017 Department of Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden (supervisor: Marie Wiberg)
  • 2018 CEMO, University of Oslo (contact: Björn Andersson)

Relevant background

  • 2015–         Ph.D. student, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
  • 2007–2015 Statistician, Attorney-General's Office, Brazil
  • 2001–2005 Bachelor in Statistics, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Tags: Item Response Theory, Testing, equating, R


  • Vasconcelos, C. C. de, Watanabe, E., & Leoncio, W. (2018). The Impact of Attorneys on Judicial Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Civil Cases. International Journal for Court Administration, 9(2). Source.

  • Leoncio, W., & Wiberg, M. (2018). Evaluating Equating Transformations from Different Frameworks. In Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (Vol. 233). Source.

Published Jan. 22, 2018 10:47 AM - Last modified Aug. 15, 2018 5:47 PM