old-times-buildingFounded in 2001, the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES) evolved from over 15 years of successful research collaborations in the areas of education and developmental disabilities involving Dr. David Francis in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Barbara Foorman (formerly of the University of Houston Department of Educational Psychology), and Dr. Jack Fletcher of the University of Houston Department of Psychology.

While TIMES’ initial research initiatives focused on psychology and education, the focus has evolved to reflect TIMES’ commitment to the promotion and development of statistical knowledge. By establishing a university-based resource in measurement, evaluation, and statistics for faculty and administrators, it continues to advance the application of statistical knowledge in research and decision making. In 2013 TIMES welcomed several of the University’s top computer science based researchers and their projects into the fold, including Dr. Lennart Johnsson, Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris, Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis, Dr. Ioanna Semendeferi, and Dr. Ricardo Vilalta, as well as psychology researchers Dr. Candice Alfano, Dr. Julia Hannay, Dr. Carla Sharp, and Dr. Jennifer Tackett.