NEWS27 April 2022

US Census Bureau expands scientific advisory committee

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US –  The Census Bureau has appointed seven new members to its Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC).

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The panel provides recommendations on the design, operation and implementation of Census Bureau programmes. New members will serve a three-year term.

The new CSAC members are: Claire Bowen, principal research associate and lead data scientist, Urban Institute; Mainak Mazumdar, chief data and research officer, Nielsen; Ronald Prevost, research professor, Georgetown University; Rogelio Saenz, professor, department of demography, University of Texas at San Antonio; Seth Spielman, director of metrics and data science at Microsoft and visiting professor of geography, University of Liverpool; Chad Syverson, George C Tiao distinguished service professor of economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and Deepinder Uppal, chief technology officer and public sector director, Vertical Innovations TIBCO Software.

The Census Bureau is set to hold its next meeting in September. At the virtual meeting, panel members and representatives of various organisations from across the nation will discuss ways to improve censuses, surveys, operations and programmes.