Hermann Habermann, deputy director and chief operating officer of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, will present a seminar on “Ethics, Confidentiality and Data Dissemination,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in Room 4.03.12 of the John Peace Library Building at UTSA. The seminar is free and open to the public.
He will discuss the role of statistical agencies to protect the data the participants provide and their obligation to disseminate this data. He will utilize examples from the recent dissemination of small area data on the Arab population and the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Habermann is a member of the International Statistical Institute, a fellow of the American Statistical Association and serves on the board of directors of the Center for Internet Security. He previously worked as director of the United Nations Statistics Division.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Pratt Institute, a master’s degree in mathematics from Adelphi University and a doctorate in statistics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
The seminar is sponsored by the UTSA College of Business, the Texas State Data Center and the Department of Management Science and Statistics. For more information, call 458-6530.
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