Prof Dr Samuel Greiff is head of research group, principal investigator, and Full Professor of Educational Assessment and Psychology at University of Luxembourg. He holds a PhD in cognitive and experimental psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Prof Greiff has been awarded several national and international research funds by diverse funding organizations such as the German Ministry of Education and Research and the European Union (overall funding approx. 9.3 M €), was fellow in the Luxembourg research programme of excellency, and has published articles in national and international scientific journals and books (>100 contributions in peer-reviewed journals; many of them leading in their field). He has an extensive record of conference contributions and invited talks (>200 talks) and serves as editor for several journals, for instance as editor-in-chief for European Journal of Psychological Assessment, as associate editor for Intelligence and Journal of Educational Psychology, and as guest editor for Computers in Human Behavior, or Journal of Business & Psychology. He has a regular record of ad-hoc reviewing for around 75 different journals and funding agencies. He currently serves on nine editorial boards.
He has been and continues to be involved in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) since the 2012 cycle, for instance as external advisor to the PISA 2012 and 2015 Expert and Subject Matter Expert Groups and as contracting partner at his institution. He serves also as chair of the problem solving expert group for the 2nd cycle of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). In these positions, he has considerably shaped the understanding of transversal skills across several large-scale assessments.
He has been working for several years on the assessment of transversal skills such as complex and collaborative problem solving and their role in the classroom, at work, and in private life. He also takes strong interest into the use of log file data and learning analytics for summative and formative assessment purposes. He and his team are dedicated at increasing the understanding, the measurement, and the application of cognitive and non-cognitive skills that shape our lives.