Statistics and Risk Management Seminar - 1/8/2014

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:00 a.m.

Lecturer: Bimal Sinha, Presidential Research Professor, UMBC & Senior Research Fellow, Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research, US Census Bureau

Title: "Some Aspects of Data Analysis under Confidentiality Protection".

Local: Sala de Seminários, Edifício VII
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, Caparica


Abstract: Statisticians working in most federal agencies are often faced with two conflicting objectives: (1) collect and publish useful datasets for designing public policies and building scientific theories, and (2) protect confidentiality of data respondents which is essential to uphold public trust, leading to better response rates and data accuracy. In this talk I will provide a survey of two statistical methods currently used at the U.S. Census Bureau: synthetic data and noise perturbed data. Some inferential aspects of both methods will be discussed.

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