STA 290 Seminar: Bimal Sinha

STA 290 Seminar Series

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, 4:10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Refreshments at 3:30pm in MSB 4110 (Statistics Lounge)

Speaker:          Bimal Sinha

(Presidential Research Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore)

Title:                Some Aspects of Data Analysis under Confidentiality Protection

Abstract:          Statisticians working in most federal agencies are often faced with two conflicting objectives: (1) collect and publish useful data sets 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.