Connect@IPSDS 2020

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Connect@IPSDS 2020 - Meet, share, learn

Date: June 26, 2020
Location: Zoom




CONNECT@IPSDS is an annual networking session as part of the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS). In 2020, CONNECT@IPSDS is also the final event of the IPSDS project, which ends on July 31, 2020.

The conference is dedicated to facilitating information exchange in the area of survey and data science across various sectors (academia, industry, government, and non-profits). Topics presented will cover a wide range of domains from data ethics and privacy, healthcare, data visualization, and more.

Due to the current evolution of the coronavirus, we will host Connect@IPSDS 2020 as an online event to make sure we all stay safe and healthy.

You are a students/young professional interested in the latest survey and data science application?
You work for an organizations/company looking for experts in survey and data science?
You are a researcher/practitioner interested in networking with a diverse community of data experts?

Then you are exactly right at CONNECT@IPSDS 2020! Join us to learn about cutting edge research in survey and data science applications, represent your organization or company during the event and network with your peers!



Alan Smith - Connect@IPSDS 2020 Speaker


Alan Smith is Head of visual and data journalism at the Financial Times. A data visualisation specialist, he writes the FT's popular 'Chart Doctor' column.  An experienced presenter, Alan has lectured extensively on how to communicate with data. His TEDx talk "Why you should love statistics" was a featured talk in 2017. Previously, he worked at the UK's Office for National Statistics where he founded its award-winning Data Visualisation Centre. Alan received a BA in Geography from the University of Lancaster and holds an MSc in GIS from Salford University. He was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in Queen Elizabeth II's 2011 Birthday Honours list.



Johannes Abeler - Speaker at Connect@IPSDS 2020 hosted by the International Program in Survey and Data Science


Johannes Abeler is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Tutorial Fellow at St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. After studying Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, he completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Bonn and then moved to the University of Nottingham. He joined Oxford in 2011. In his research, he applies insights from behavioral and experimental economics to questions in public and labor economics. His research has studied the economic effects of honesty, disappointment, fairness, complexity, and fungibility.




Laura Marie Edinger-Schons - Speaker at Connect@IPSDS 2020

Laura Marie Edinger-Schons is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Mannheim. In her research she focuses on consumer and employee reactions to corporate social responsibility (CSR), CSR management, CSR communication as well as innovative pricing mechanisms and business models. Her work has been published in renowned academic journals including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Business Ethics, amongst others. She received the Overall Best Paper Award at the 2014 Winter AMA, was voted into the Top Ten Junior Academics 2015 (by Zeit & academics), and received the German Science Award 2016 for the Best Collaboration with Private Business. For her teaching, she received the AACSB Innovations that Inspire Award 2017. For her habilitation thesis she received the Wolfgang-Ritter Award 2017, the Roman Herzog Research Award 2018 as well as the Max Weber Award for Business Ethics 2018. In 2019, she was voted into the Top 40 under 40 in Germany by Capital.


Katrin Redmann - Connect@IPSDS 2020 Speaker

Katrin Redmann worked at SAP in diverse Marketing, Alliance and Go-to-Market positions and as Design Strategist in the Design & Co-Innovation Hub AppHaus in Heidelberg. From 2015 she is in University Alliances as Country Manager DACH & Innovation Lead, responsible for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Teaching. Katrin strongly supports various initiatives focusing on women in tech, like the #sheinnovates initiative of UN Women, Leading Women, Global Digital Women and Women in Tech Africa. She is a co-Author and Speaker on New Work, Next Gen and Digital Innovation topics and runs a monthly meetup called Innovation with purpose to encourage founders and innovators to incorporate the UN Global Goals. As a business angel, match maker and mentor she offers experience and insights in sustainable Go-to-market, sales, target group definition, marketing, business development, product & pricing.




Maarten Koomen - Connect@IPSDS 2020 speaker


Maarten Koomen works as a data manager for the multi-cohort Swiss national education panel survey; Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE). He has a background in Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology, and has been working for social-science survey infrastructures for the past ten years. He has worked as a data manager and survey researcher for the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam, and for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) in Dublin. Besides being a full-time data manager, Maarten is currently a very content third year student in the IPSDS program.



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Frauke Kreuter - Presenter Connect@IPSDS 2020

Frauke Kreuter is director of the International Program in Survey and Data Science, head of the Statistical Methods group at the Institute for Employment Research, and Professor at the University of Mannheim. She also holds Professorship at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (University of Maryland). Prior to her appointment at the University of Mannheim she held Professorship at the Institute for Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. She received her PhD from the University of Konstanz in 2001. From 2001-2004 Frauke Kreuter was part of UCLA Statistics Department. Her research focuses on sampling and measurement errors in complex surveys, and the use of paradata to improve survey processes and survey estimates. Since joining the Institute for Employment Research her research expanded to investigating the joint use of survey and administrative data, as well as other newly emerging data sources.



Florian Keusch - Presenter Connect@IPSDS 2020

Florian Keusch is Professor of Statistics and Methodology (interim) in the Sociology Department, School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland. He also serves on the Faculty Board of the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) and is Associate Editor of Survey Research Methods. He received his PhD in Social and Economic Sciences (Dr.rer.soc.oec.) from WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, in 2011. Before joining the University of Mannheim, he was a Post-doc Research Fellow at the Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.