Experts from the American Institutes for Research to Present at Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association

Washington, D.C. – Statistical experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss big data, nonresponse bias, survey research, and findings from AIR’s Project Talent at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings hosted by the American Statistical Association on August 2-7 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

The meeting is the largest annual gathering of statisticians in North America and will be attended by more than 6,000 participants. AIR presentations include:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality Business Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. | W-Alcott
AIR Chair: Julia Lane

Genomic Privacy – Risk and Protection Methods (Invited Papers)
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. | CC-151A
AIR Discussant: Julia Lane

Nonresponse Bias and Sample Quality Indicators
Estimation Issues – Contributed Papers
10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | CC-209
AIR Presenter: Cong Ye

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Project Talent: Weighting Adjustments Comparison for Nonresponse and Tracking Loss in a Follow-Up Survey 50 Years Later
Speed Session #4: Topics in Epidemiology and Survey Research Methods, Parts 1 & 2 — Contributed Speed
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. | CC-255
11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | CC-Exhibit Hall B2
AIR Presenter: Danielle Battle

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Introductory Overview Lecture: Privacy and Big Data — Invited Special Presentation
8:30 – 10:20 a.m. | CC-258C
AIR Organizer: Julia Lane

  • Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement
    AIR Presenter: Julia Lane

History of the Washington Statistical Society
Celebrate Our Past Through Histories of ASA Sections, Chapters, and Committees — Invited Poster Presentations
10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | CC-Exhibit Hall B2
AIR Presenter: Michael P. Cohen

Project Talent: An Overview of Characteristics and Performance of Students from Immigrant Families
Contributed Oral Poster Presentations: Survey Research Methods Section — Contributed Poster Presentations
10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | CC-Exhibit Hall B2
AIR Presenters: Michael P. Cohen, Deanna L. Achorn & Danielle Battle

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About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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