has a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania (1988) and A.M. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees, the latter in mathematical statistics, from Harvard University.


Michael L. Cohen (Co-Study Director) is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, currently serving as study director for the Panel on the Functionality and Usability of Data from the American Community Survey and the Panel on Coverage Evaluation and Correlation Bias in the 2010 Census. Formerly, he was a mathematical statistician at the Energy Information Administration, an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, and a visiting lecturer in statistics at Princeton University. His general area of research in the use of statistics in public policy, with particular interest in census undercount, model validation, and robust estimation. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Stanford University.


Daniel L. Cork (Co-Study Director) is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, currently serving as study director of the Panel to Review the Programs of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Previously he served as study director of the Panel on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census, co-study director of the Panel on Research on Future Census Methods, and program officer for the Panel to Review the 2000 Census. His research interests include quantitative criminology, particularly space-time dynamics in homicide; Bayesian statistics; and statistics in sports. He has a B.S. in statistics from George Washington University and an MS. in statistics and a joint Ph.D. in statistics and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.


Ivan Fellegi is chief statistician of Canada and head of Statistics Canada. In 1992 he was made a member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to officer in 1998. He has served as president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians, the International Statistical Institute, and the Statistical Society of Canada. Besides being an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, he is also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. He has provided advice on statistical matters to his native Hungary following its transition to democracy and, in 2004, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. He has chaired the Conference of European Statisticians of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Statistical Society of Canada and the Robert Schuman medal by the European Community and the Order of Canada. He has published extensively in the areas of census and survey methodology, in particular on consistent editing rules and record linkage. At the National Research Council, he was a member of the Panel on Privacy and Confidentiality as Factors in Survey Response, the Panel on Census Requirements in the Year 2000 and Beyond, and the Panel on Decennial Census Methodology. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Budapest (1956) and an M.Sc. (1958) and a Ph.D. in survey methodology (1961) from Carleton University.


Linda Gage is the liaison to demographic programs at the California Department of Finance. She represents California in federal and profession forums and evaluates the effect of various demographic and statistical programs on the state. Previously, she served as the California state demographer for two decades and in other positions in the Department of Finance since 1975. She has served on the U.S. secretary of commerce’s Decennial Advisory Committee since 1995.



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