Big Data Meets Survey Science (BigSurv18) Features Westat Research

Westat is proud to be sponsoring and participating in this year’s inaugural Big Data Meets Survey Science (BigSurv18) conference taking place October 25-27, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.

Organized by the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), this 3-day event will bring together computer scientists, data scientists, social scientists, and survey and big data experts from all over the world to discuss the practical applications for using Big Data and data science to improve the quality of statistics production.

Westat is sponsoring the conference’s Green City Hackathon, which, in collaboration with the Municipal Data Office at the Barcelona City Council, investigates innovations that can help make Barcelona a more sustainable place to work and live. Amelia Burke-Garcia, Ph.D., of Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy & Research, will be one the hackathon’s judges.

Several Westat researchers (names in bold below) will be presenting their latest work on big data and survey research.

Michelle Amsbary and Richard Dulaney. (Paper). The View from Above—Virtual Listing Using GIS.

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Brad Edwards, and Ting Yan. (Paper). The Future Is Now: How Surveys Can Harness Social Media to Address 21st-Century Challenges.

Gonzalo Rivero. (Session Chair). Exploring How Responsive Designs Respond to Machine Learning Methods.

Roger Tourangeau, Gonzalo Rivero, Brad Edwards, and Tammy Cook. (Paper). Responsive Designs in Practice.


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