This international conference will serve as a bridge among statisticians, survey methodologists, engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and others interested in combining information from multiple databases in developing reliable inferences at granular levels. A topic of particular interest will be the use of such techniques in analyzing consumer finance trends, such as the rise of online payday loans, and their socio-economic implications. In addition to traditional topics in Small Area Estimation (SAE), the conference will cover a few emerging topics in survey and official statistics (e.g., nonprobability sampling, probabilistic record linkage, data fusion, etc.).

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  • Co-Organizers
  • Advisory Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Cinzia Cirillo

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • Partha Lahiri

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • Robert Fay


  • Malay Ghosh

    University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

  • Graham Kalton

    ​JPSM, USA

  • Danny Pfeffermann

    National Statistician of Israel

  • Monica Pratesi

    University of Pisa, Italy

  • J.N.K. Rao

    Carleton University, Canada

  • Roberta Siciliano

    University of Naples Federico II, Italy

  • Raymond Chambers

    University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Julie Gershunskaya


    ​Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA

  • Jiming Jiang


    University of California, Davis, USA

  • Daniel Bonnery

    ​ University of Cambridge, UK

  • J. A. van den Brakel

    Maastricht University, Netherland

  • Ansu Chatterjee

    University of Minnesota, USA

  • Sanjay Chaudhuri

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Yang Cheng

    National Agricultural Statistics Service

  • Andreea L. Erciulescu

    Westat, USA

  • Carolina Franco


  • Ying Han

    Gallup Organization, USA

  • Masayo Y. Hirose

    Kyushu Univeristy, Japan

  • Yan Li

    Joint Program in Survey Methodology, USA

  • Haiqiang Ma

    Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, China

  • Domingo Morales

    Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

  • Ralf Munnich

    University of Trier, Germany

  • Nicola Salvati

    University of Pisa, Italy

  • Eric V. Slud

    University of Maryland, USA

  • Mahmoud Torabi

    University of Manitoba, Canada


  • University of Maryland, College Park

  • Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM)

  • LendUp Online Loans

  • Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI)

  • Maryland Population Research Center

  • Office of the Provost


  • International Association for Official Statistics

  • International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS)

    Promoting good survey theory and practice around the world
  • Survey Research Methods Section (SRMS)

  • Washington Statistical Society

  • International Indian Statistical Association

  • Institut de Publique Sondage d'Opinion Secteur (IPSOS)

  • Westat

  • Gallup

  • NORC at the University of Chicago