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Summer at Census

Recognized scholars in the following and related fields applicable to censuses and large-scale sample surveys are invited for short-term visits (one to three days) primarily between May and September:

  • Statistics
  • Survey methodology
  • Data Science
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Computer science

Scholars engage in collaborative research with Census Bureau researchers and present a seminar based on their research.

Scholars are identified through an annual Census Bureau-wide solicitation by the Center for Statistical Research and Methodology.

Summer at Census Seminars

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

Summer at Census



Data Integration with Administrative Records  [10]

Measurement of Race & Ethnicity [7, 9]

Multi-Party Computing [1, 2, 3]

Racial and Ethnic Diversity [5]

Sampling and Estimation [11]

Spatial Demography [6]

Statistical Machine Learning [8]

Statistical Methodology [4]


*All visits during 2022 were virtual


[1] David Archer/Galois (May 19)
“Exploring Secure Multi-Party Computation Uses at the Census”
Hosts: Center for Optimization & Data Science (Capps, Mathur)

[2] Rafail Ostrovsky/University of California, Los Angeles (May 19)
“Possible Uses of Multi-Party Computation at the Census Bureau”
Hosts: Center for Optimization & Data Science (Capps, Mathur)

[3] Emily Shen/MIT Lincoln Laboratory (May 19)
“Exploring Use of Multi-Party Computing at Census”
Hosts: Center for Optimization & Data Science (Capps, Mathur)


[4] Yaakov Malinovsky/University of Maryland, Baltimore County (June 7-9)
Unified Approach for Solving Sequential Selection Problems”;
Group Testing: Some Results and Open Challenges
Hosts: Center for Statistical Reasearch & Methodology (Ben-David)

[5] Kris Marsh/University of Maryland, College Park (June 14)
The Racial Residential Segregation of Black Single Living Alone Households
Hosts: Population Division (Jensen, Jones, Pratt, Menchaca, Medina)


[6] Corey Sparks/University of Texas at San Antonio (July 11-12)
Beyond Simple Maps - Integrating Space and Time with Bayesian Models
Hosts: Population Division (Jensen); Center For Behavioral Science Methods (Lineback, Larsen); Center for Statistical Research and Methodology (Ben-David); Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division (King)

[7] Neda Maghbouleh/University of Toronto (July 12-13)
MENA Americans may not be Perceived, nor Perceive Themselves, to be White
Hosts: Center for Economic Studies (Tiv, Porter); Population Division (Ramirez, Jones)

[8] Esther Rolf/University of California, Berkeley (July 19-21)
MOSAIKS: A Generalizable and Accessible Approach to Machine Learning with Global Satellite Imagery (and How to Use It)
Hosts: Center for Statistical Research and Methodology (Ben-David); Center For Behavioral Science Methods (Lineback)

[9] Amber Crowell/Fresno State University (July 26)
New Approaches to Studying Residential Segregation: Considerations of Data, Measurement, and Research Design
Hosts: Population Division (Jensen, Menchaca, Jones, Pratt, Orozco)

[10] Ted Enamorado/Washington University (July 26-28)
Using a Probabilistic Model to Assist Merging of Large-scale Administrative Records
Hosts: Center for Statistical Research and Methodology (Ben-David, Roy); Center for Economic Studies (Brown)


[11] Yan Li/University of Maryland, College Park (August 2-4)
Non-probability Sample Design and Analysis
Hosts: Economic Statistical Methods Division (Tran)


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