Branch Meetings

Branch Meetings for 2017 Poster

​​Statistical Society of Australia Canberra Branch Meeting

Please note the change in times as there is an SSA AGM to be held before the Foreman lecture.

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

5:00pm Pre-drinks and nibbles in foyer, ABS House, 45 Benjamin Way, Belconnen (Map)
5.15pm SSA AGM in Knibbs lecture theatre, ABS House
6.00pm Presentation in Knibbs lecture theatre, ABS House
7.30pm After the talk, there will be dinner at Turkish Delight, 38/5 Weedon Close, Belconnen (Restaurant)

Please RSVP Francis Hui (SSA Canberra or reply to this email directly) by Monday 28 August if you would like to attend the dinner.

Speaker: James Chipperfield, ABS

Topic: A review of the methodological developments made by the ABS in data integration

The aim of this talk is to give my perspective on some methodological challenges around confidentiality and data integration over the last 10 years that I have worked in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Some themes include: the impact of retention of Census name and address in linking personal information; how record linkage has evolved within ABS; the conflict between the ABS’ mission to promote informed decision making and the Census and Statistics Act, which requires that the risk of identification of a respondent is “unlikely”; and related methods and systems that the ABS has developed.

James has worked in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics since 1997 as a statistician. During this time he has worked on a range of data integration and data access and confidentiality problems. He is currently an EL1 in the Data Access and Confidentiality Unit, is Adjunct Associate Professor at UoW, Associate Editor of Survey Methodology and has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles. He enjoys running and yoga.

Francis Hui
SSA Canberra

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