Alina Anca von Davier

Alina Anca von Davier

Chief of Assessment


Alina von Davier, PhD. is a Chief of Assessment at Duolingo and Founder & CEO of EdAstra Tech LLC. At Duolingo, von Davier and her team operate at the forefront of Computational Psychometrics. Her current research interests involve developing psychometric methodologies in support of digital-first assessments, such as the Duolingo English Test, using techniques incorporating machine learning, data mining, Bayesian inference methods, and stochastic processes. She is an award winner author and a sought-after speaker in measurement and EdTech communities. In 2020, von Davier was awarded a Career Award from the Association of Test Publishers (ATP). In 2019 she was a Finalist for the Visionary Award of EdTech Digest. Prior to Duolingo she was a Chief Officer at ACT, where she led ACTNext, a large R&D-innovation unit. Before that von Davier was a Senior Research Director at Educational Testing Service (ETS) where she led the Computational Psychometrics Research Center and the psychometrics for international tests, such as TOEFL and TOEIC.

Monday, April 4, 2022

3:00 pm
3:40 pm

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