2021 International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES VI) Features Westat Expertise

Data protection. Disclosure risk. Sample stratum misclassification. Westat statisticians get into the weeds of statistical issues at the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES VI) to be held virtually June 14-17, 2021. The conference, which attracts professionals and researchers in statistics throughout the world, provides the opportunity to explore new areas of establishment statistics, as well as reflect the latest methodology. Westat is a conference sponsor.

Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., a former Westat Vice President and Senior Statistical Fellow, will be giving the Waksberg Address on June 16, 2021. The Address is named in honor of Joseph Waksberg in recognition of his outstanding contributions to survey statistics and methodology. See details on our participation below (note: * indicates presenter) and visit our booth and learn about our work, including Virtual Listing Using GIS (PDF).

Monday, June 14

Session: Topics in Classification and Frame Development

10:55 am (ET)

2018 CBECS Stratum Misclassification: Issue and SolutionsMichelle Amsbary, Jim Green, Frost Hubbard*, David Morganstein, Westat; Katie Lewis, Energy Information Administration

Wednesday, June 16

9-10:10 am (ET)

Waksberg Address: Science and the Management of Surveys: Roger Tourangeau

Session: Producing Synthetic Microdata with ‘High’ Utility and ‘Low’ Disclosure Risk

10:30 am-12 pm (ET)

Discussant: Tom Krenzke, Westat

Session: Statistical Confidentiality and Establishment Surveys: Challenges and Solutions to Improving Data Utility

1:30-3:30 pm (ET)

Organizer: Tom Krenzke, Westat

2:15 pm (ET)

A Proposed 'Bottom-Up' Differential Privacy Approach for Disclosure Prevention in Data Query Tool: Jianzhu Li*, Tom Krenzke, Westat

2:35 pm (ET)

Data Protection Toolkit’s Playbook as Demonstrated Through the PIAAC Prison Study: Tom Krenzke*, Jianzhu Li, Westat

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