May 7: U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, MD (Metro: Suitland) Registration (Registration closes on 5/1/15 at noon)
May 8: National Academy of Sciences Main Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. Registration
Hotel Accommodations: Please contact the NCRN Coordinating Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Detailed information on the program, with links to available presentations, are below.
1:30-2:30 PI-only meeting (by invitation only)
1:00-2:30 Meetings between NCRN and Census collaborators
2:30-3:00 Coffee break
3:00-4:30 Research presentations
● Room 1:
○ Rapid Cycle Evaluation for Field Operations (Benjamin Reist, CAD)
○ The SIPP Adaptive Workload Project (Gina Walejko, CAD)
○ Usability testing of the ACS on Smartphones & Tablets: Why we must optimize for mobile and what happens when we don't. (Erica L Olmsted Hawala, CSM)
○ Enhancing Operational Efficiency: Using paradata to improve the data collection process (Rachael Walsh, CSM)
● Room 2:
○ Simulating tax liabilities in PSID (Luke Shaefer, U Michigan node) [poverty measures]
○ SWELL (Summer Workgroup for Employer List Linking) presentation/discussion (Mark Kutzbach, CES)
● Room 3:
○ CED²AR presentation: DDIbased tools and processes (metadata generation, collaborative editing, other uses) (Lars Vilhuber and Ben Perry, Cornell node)
3:00-4:30 Meetings between NCRN and Census collaborators (self-organized)
4:30-5:30 PI Meeting with Director Thompson and Bureau staff (by invitation only)
8:30 Registration for Workshops: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/b2a05e12c2de
9:00-10:20 Concurrent Mini-Workshops on Technical Work of NCRN Nodes - Round 1
9:00-10:20 Session 1: NCRN and the Training of the Next Generation of Methodologists.
Rebecca Nugent (CMU), "Building and Training the Next Generation of Survey Methodologists and Researchers"
Noel Cressie, Scott Holan, and Christopher K. Wikle (Missouri Node): "Training Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Federal Agencies: Methodology, Data, and Science for Federal Statistics"
Allan McCutcheon (Nebraska), "Survey Informatics: the Future of Survey Methodology and Survey Statistics Training in the Academy?"
Discussant: (Stephanie Shipp, Virginia Tech)
9:00-10:20 Session 2: Uses and Benefits from Government Statistics
Bruce Spencer (Northwestern), "Research on Data Use, or Measuring the Value of Data Requires Knowing How Data Get Used"
Discussant (Mark Doms, Department of Commerce)
10:20-10:40 Coffee break
10:40-12:00 Concurrent Mini-Workshops on Technical Work of NCRN Nodes - Round 2
10:40-12:00 Session 3:Geographic Aspects of Statistics
Christopher K. Wikle (Missouri Node): Regionalization of Multiscale Spatial Processes using a Criterion for Spatial Aggregation Error
Scott H. Holan (Missouri Node): Models for Multiscale Spatially-Referenced Count Data
Nicholas Nagle (Colorado/Tennessee Node): Geographic aspects of direct and indirect estimators for small areas
Discussant: Thomas Louis (U.S. Census Bureau) [20 min]
10:40-11:35 Session 4a: Confidentiality
11:35-12:30 Session 4b:Statistics and unstructured data
Michael Cafarella (Michigan), Using Social Media to Measure Labor Market Flows
Beka Steorts (CMU)/Shrivastava (Cornell), Quantifying populations when we don't know who is being counted: A real-life application
Discussant: Amy O'Hara (U.S. Census Bureau) [15 min]
12:15 Boxed lunches
1:45-2:15 Light Refreshments - First Floor East Court
2:15 Welcome to the Seminar — Lawrence Brown, CNSTAT Chair and the University of Pennsylvania
2:20 Developments at the OMB Statistical and Science Policy Office — Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician of the U.S.
2:35 Featured Topic:
"Can Government-Academic Partnerships Help Secure the Future of the Federal Statistical System?Examples from the NSF-Census Research Network,"
John Abowd, Cornell University [presenter] and Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert Groves, Georgetown University [facilitator and discussant]
Erica Groshen, Bureau of Labor Statitics [discussant] "Comment on: Can Government-Academic Partnerships Help Secure the Future of the Federal Statistical System? Examples from the NSF-Census Research Network"
4:00 Floor Discussion
Reception East Court
For additional information, contact the NCRN Coordinating Office