NCRN Meeting Fall 2015


Dec 14: BLS Conference Center (open to the public, registration required) Registration is closed.

Dec 15: U.S. Census Bureau HQ (NCRN nodes only)


Registration is closed.


This version last updated 2015-12-09.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Location: BLS Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20212  Attendees are requested to bring identification to the BLS front entrance. 

9:00-9:10    Opening Remarks - NCRN Coordinating Office - Lars Vilhuber

9:10-9:20    Opening Remarks - BLS Commissioner Erica Groshen

9:30-12:00  Research Session I: Confidentiality (Organizer: Jerry Reiter, Duke; Chair: Warren Brown, Cornell University and President, APDU)  [Conference rooms 1-3]

  • 9:30 "Formal Privacy Protection for Data Products Combining Individual and Employer Frames" (John Abowd, Cornell University, with Samuel Haney, Ashwin Machanavajjhala (Duke University), Mark Kutzbach, Matthew Graham (US Census Bureau), Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)) [presentation, paper]

  • 10:00 "The effect of data swapping on contingency table analyses" (Nicolas Kim, CMU) [presentation, paper]

  • 10:30 "Simultaneous Edit-Imputation and Synthetic Data Generation for Establishment Microdata" (Jerry Reiter, Duke University) [presentation, paper]

  • 11:00 “Exact Analysis of Singly and Multiply Imputed Synthetic Data Generated Under Plug-in Sampling From a Multiple Linear Regression Normal Model” (Bimal Sinha, UMBC/U.S. Census Bureau) [presentation, paper]

  • 11:30 Discussion: John Eltinge (BLS) [presentation] and questions

12:00-1:30  Lunch (on your own, BLS cafeteria)

1:30-4:00  Research Session II: Small domain estimation and visualization of uncertainty in small area data (Organizer: Scott Holan (U Missouri), Nicholas Nagle (UTK), David Folch (Florida State U); Chair: Matthew Simpson, U Missouri)  [Conference rooms 1-3]

  • 1:30 "Census Data on Mean Usual Weekly Income: Regression and Simultaneous Autoregression when the Dataset is Large", Noel Cressie (University of Wollongong and University of Missouri) [presentation, paper]

  • 2:00 "Spatio-temporal change of support with application to American Community Survey multi-year period estimates", Scott Holan (University of Missouri) [presentation, paper, arXiv version]

  • 2:30 "Navigating ACS Data Uncertainty:  Insights from Mapping Experiments with Urban Planners", Jason Jurjevich (Assistant Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University and Assistant Director, Population Research Center) [presentation, paper]

  • 3:00"Exploring a scalable framework for spatially-local regression analysis", Carson Farmer (Assistant Professor, Geography Department, University of Colorado Boulder) [presentation, paper]
  • 3:30 Discussion (Connie Citro, Committee on National Statistics) [presentation] and questions

4:00-5:00  NCRN PI-only meeting [by invitation only]

7:00-9:00  Group dinner [by invitation only]

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Location: U.S. Census Bureau

8:00-9:00       Coffee and breakfast

9:00-10:00     Meeting with Decennial (3 parallel sessions)

10:00-11:00    Meet with Director Thompson, Deputy Director Potok, others [by invitation only, Conference Room T3]

11:00-12:00    Meeting with Decennial (3 parallel sessions)

Conference ends. [Lunch in Census Cafeteria]

For additional information, contact the NCRN Coordinating Office