Past NCRN Virtual Seminars

Apr 6 3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT

Speaker: Beka Steorts (Assistant Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University)

Title: Microclustering: When the Cluster Sizes Grow Sublinearly with the Data Set

Mar 2 3:00pm to 4:30pm EST

Speaker: Kristen Olson (Nebraska)

Title: "The effect of question and questionnaire characteristics on interviewer and respondent behaviors in CATI surveys."


Feb 3 3:00pm to 4:30pm EST

The February 3 NCRN Virtual Seminar was cancelled because of an unscheduled medical procedure. The presentation has been moved to the April 6 NCRN Virtual Seminar

Jan 6 3:00pm to 4:30pm EST

Speakers: Saki Kinney (RTI) and Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)

Title: Synthetic Establishment and Firm Data


"Assessing the Data Quality of Public Use Tabulations Produced from Synthetic Data: Synthetic Business Dynamics Statistics" (Lars Vilhuber, Cornell)

Nov 4 3:00pm to 4:30pm EST

Speaker: Robert Colosi (U.S. Census Bureau)

Title: Presentation of 2020 Census Operational Plan

Abstract:  The 2020 Census Operational Plan was baselined in October 2015.  This high level review will highlight some major innovations documented in that plan.  Further discussion includes future research to further refine the design and testing planned in the upcoming years.(archived presentation)


Oct 7 3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT

Speaker: Maria De Yoreo (Duke University)

Title: Incorporating Conditionally Representative Auxiliary Information in Data Fusion