About me

Photograph of Maximilian Linde

Maximilian Linde

PhD student

University of Groningen

I am a PhD student at the Psychometrics & Statistics group at the faculty of Behvaioural & Social Sciences at the University of Groningen, under the supervision of Don van Ravenzwaaij, Jorge N. Tendeiro, and Rob R. Meijer.

In my PhD project, I am developing ease-to-use Bayesian statistical techniques and software for research in the biomedical sciences (but also other fields). A major focus lies on reducing complexity and increasing user-friendliness, in order to reach a wide audience of researchers.

Apart from that, I am very enthusiastic about statistics/data science/machine learning and programming in general, and I take active steps to expand my horizon and learn as much as possible.


The work for my PhD focuses on Bayesian inference primarily for the biomedical sciences. More specifically, I develop software and tools that aim to make the application of Bayesian techniques simpler for researchers who are not statistical experts. At this point, this accumulated in the baymedr R package (see also here) and a corresponding Shiny web application (not hosted yet).

See below for my academic output and activity.



  • Linde, M., Tendeiro, J. N., Selker, R., Wagenmakers, E.-J., & van Ravenzwaaij, D. (2021). Decisions about equivalence: A comparison of TOST, HDI-ROPE, and the Bayes factor. (in press). Preprint: here
  • Field, S. M., Hoek, J., de Vries, Y. A., Linde, M., Pittelkow, M.-M., Muradchanian, J., & van Ravenzwaaij, D. (2021). Rethinking Remdesivir for COVID-19: A Bayesian reanalysis of trial findings. (submitted for publication). Preprint: here
  • Heck, D. W., Boehm, U. Böing-Messing, F., Bürkner, P. C., Derks, K., Dienes, Z., Fu, Q., Gu, X., Karimova, D., Kiers, H. A. L., Klugkist, I., Kuiper, R. M., Lee, M. D., Leenders, R., Leplaa, H. J., Linde, M., Ly, A., Meijerink-Bosman, M., Moerbeek, M., Mulder, J., Palfi, B., Schönbrodt, F. D., Tendeiro, J. N., van den Bergh, D., van Lissa, C., van Ravenzwaaij, D., Vanpaemel, W., Wagenmakers, E.-J., Williams, D. R., Zondervan-Zwijnenburg, M., & Hoijtink, H. (2020). A review of applications of the Bayes factor in psychological research. (submitted for publication). Preprint: here
  • Linde, M., & van Ravenzwaaij, D. (2020). baymedr: An R package for the calculation of Bayes factors for equivalence, non-inferiority, and superiority designs. (submitted for publication). Preprint: here



R package for the calcultion of Bayes factors for common biomedical designs.

baymedr Shiny App
baymedr Shiny App

Corresponding Shiny web application for the baymedr R package (not hosted yet).

My Portfolio
My Portfolio

Code for my portfolio, which partly serves for me to learn the basics of front-end web development.


University of Groningen
  • Heymans building (Room 217)
    Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
    9712 TS Groningen
    The Netherlands
  • (+31) 50 363 2702
  • m.linde@rug.nl