Program at a glance


Full program

All times are in U.S. Eastern Time

How to engage with presenters and other BigSurv20 attendees?

  1. All sessions: We have created slack channels for each session to engage with presenters and attendees alike. Simply join the slack channel of the session you are interested in and have fun! And don't forget to explore the other channels around the conference.
  2. Paper/demo sessions: For each session you can either a) attend the Zoom session consisting of the talks and a live Q&A with the presenters during the last 15 minutes of each session and/or b) watch the presentation at your own leisure by clicking on the corresponding link and engage with others via slack. Some presenters have opted to only have their presentation available during the session (i.e., we did not include a link to the recording below) which means you will have to attend the Zoom session to see those.
  3. Poster sessions: Watch those at your own leisure and don't forget to 'Like' your favorite posters by Nov. 20. The poster with the most 'Likes' will win the 'People's Choice Poster Award'. Note that some presenters have opted to only have their poster presentation available on November 20th which means we will take those offline thereafter (these presentations are flagged below so you can prioritize).



Friday, November 6

10:00 - 11:30

Opening and keynote (all live)

11:45 - 13:15

Big Data Challenge Kickoff (all live)

Classifieds: Coding open-ended responses using machine learning

Improving survey questions using machine learning and AI

Properties of organic data and their integration with traditional surveys

I'm sensing there's an APP for that

Big brother, big data or both? Protecting privacy in the era of big data

Friday, November 13

10:00 - 11:30

Can we make computers "think" like us?

Volume and/or value?! Improving data quality in the era of big data

I'm sensing there's another APP for that too!

Embrace the trace? Exploring digital trace data 1

Responsive design using external information and modern prediction

11:45 - 13:15

I'm sensing there's even more APPs for that!

Embrace the trace? Exploring digital trace data 2

Ethical challenges in the era of big data

Using alternative data sources and innovative methods to improve the National Survey of College Graduates

Official statistics in the era of big data

Friday, November 20

10:00 - 11:30

Is there a kink in the link? Exploring corrections and errors in multiply linked data sets

Getting your estimates on point! Survey calibration approaches in the era of probability and nonprobability surveys

Getting the combination right: Exploring the use of surveys with other data sources

A picture's worth...Improving the use of geographical characteristics in surveys

Making life easier: Demo session 1

Poster session 1

11:45 - 13:15

Link and learn: Improving estimation through data linkage and machine learning

Getting your estimates on point! Even more survey calibration approaches in the era of probability and nonprobability surveys

Getting the combination right: Further exploring the use of surveys with other data sources

Making life easier: Demo session 2

Poster session 2

The Bling of Bing...and other words: Exploring text and search data for classification and estimation

Friday, November 27

10:00 - 11:30

How official statistics can benefit from crowdsourced and administrative data

A paradata paradise: Exploring the collection, use and analysis of paradata

Advances in missing data imputation for large social surveys

11:45 - 13:15

The integration of machine learning into official statistics

Modes of data collection and their effect on data linkage results

Big data enhancements to surveys: Methods and tools

Friday, December 4

10:00 - 11:30

Plenary discussion (all live)

11:45 - 12:30

Closing session (all live)