Andreas M. Brandmaier is a research scientist at the Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. He leads the Formal Methods in Lifespan Psychology project and is a fellow of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research. In 2015, Andreas Brandmaier won the Heinz-Billing-Award for outstanding contributions to Computational Science. In his research, he develops methods and computational tools to answer methodological challenges of lifespan psychology. His primary research interests are interindividual differences in behavioral and neural development, brain-behavior relations across the lifespan, optimal study design, and the adaption of data mining and machine learning approaches to psychological research.