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Interactive Software for Structural Equation Modeling and Other Advanced Analytics

April 10, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm




This presentation will introduce JMP Pro statistical software, which UNC has licensed for all faculty and students. JMP is powerful statistical software designed for anyone solving problems with data. Packed with tools for data preparation, analysis, and graphing, JMP leverages its interactive user interface, dynamic visualizations, and powerful statistical techniques to enable users to work efficiently. The presentation will start with a general overview of the software and will then focus on a new platform for structural equation modeling. A demonstration will shed light on:

  • Major gains in efficiency
  • Ease of use
  • Dynamic user feedback to prevent common errors
  • Powerful visualizations to aid the interpretation of results

Presenters: Ross Metusalem and Laura Castro-Schilo

Ross Metusalem is an Academic Ambassador with JMP. He helps university faculty use JMP more effectively in their research and teaching. Ross holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, and before joining JMP he worked as a learning science researcher for an education technology company.

Laura Castro-Schilo is a Senior Research Statistician Developer at JMP working on structural equations models. She is interested in multivariate analysis and its application to different kinds of data; continuous, discrete, ordinal, nominal, and even text. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Laura has a PhD in quantitative psychology from the University of California, Davis.


  • You MUST register to secure your spot. Space is limited.
  • Pizza will be offered to those who register and attend.

Additional course information:

  • Registration will close at 12:01am 3/31/2023 in order to have an accurate headcount for pizza. No late registrations will be accepted.

For questions regarding this class, please contact Jill Stevens at


April 10, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Davis Library Room 247
208 Raleigh St., Davis Library 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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