2022 FCSM Research & Policy Conference
October 25–27, 2022
Washington Convention Center*, Washington D.C.
- Early Bird (thru Sept 30): $250
- General Admission: $300
- Onsite: $350
Great Expectations: New Directions and Innovations
for Sustainable Federal Statistics
The 2022 FCSM Research and Policy Conference provides a forum for experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss and exchange current methodological knowledge and policy insights about topics of current and critical importance to federal agencies.
FCSM welcomes two exceptional plenary speakers this year.
Robert Santos is the 26th director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Santos’ career spans more than 40 years in survey research, statistical design and analysis, and executive-level management. Santos served as the 2021 president of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and is an ASA Fellow and recipient of the ASA Founder’s Award in 2006. He was the 2014 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and received the 2021 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement. He earned a B.A. in mathematics from Trinity University in San Antonio and an M.A. in statistics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Xiao-Li Meng is the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard University and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Data Science Review. Meng was named the best statistician under the age of 40 by Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) in 2001, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his more than 150 publications in at least a dozen theoretical and methodological areas, as well as in areas of pedagogy and professional development. In 2020, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Meng received his BS in mathematics from Fudan University in 1982 and his PhD in statistics from Harvard in 1990. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1991 to 2001 before returning to Harvard, where he served as the Chair of the Department of Statistics (2004–2012) and the Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2012–2017).
The conference program will feature presentations that address advances in credible and accurate survey and statistical methodologies from both research and policy perspectives. The presentations will address but are not limited to the following topics of importance to the Federal Statistical System:
- Applied statistics (econometrics, geospatial statistics, regression analysis, biometrics)
- Data collection (field operations, new and emerging data collection technologies (e.g., mobile smartphones), multi- or mixed- modes, use of incentives, responsive/adaptive designs, respondent recruitment)
- Data dissemination (statistical literacy, communication of results, agency standards, data ethics, data visualization and graphics)
- Data linkage (administrative data, electronic health records, alternative data sources, big data, social media or crowd-sourced data)
- Data processing (editing, imputation, variance estimation, data management and storage)
- Data quality (nonsampling error, fitness-for-use, nonresponse bias, measurement issues, response quality, respondent burden, proxy reporting)
- Establishment surveys (economic measurement, business and economic statistics)
- Estimation and inference (Bayesian methods, small area estimation)
- Privacy and disclosure control (data access, differential privacy, synthetic data)
- Questionnaire design (survey redesign, qualitative research, cognitive interviewing, usability testing)
- Statistical computing (machine learning, webscraping and APIs, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, Monte-Carlo methods, data science)
- Survey sampling and weighting (frame development, coverage error, probability and nonprobability sampling, hard-to-reach populations, multiple frames, calibration, post-stratification)
- For conference information, or to be included on the mailing list, contact Paul Schroeder at COPAFS at email@example.com
- For questions on abstract submissions or the program, contact the Program Chair, Jessica Graber at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: If unsafe to congregate due to COVID-19 the conference may be switched from in-person to virtual.