Connect@IPSDS 2020

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Connect@IPSDS 2020 - Meet, share, learn

Date: June 26-27, 2020
Location: University of Mannheim




CONNECT@IPSDS is an annual on-site 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 two-day conference is dedicated to facilitating networking and 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.

In the light of COVID-19 we need to adapt our decision making carefully every day. So far, we cannot predict precisely the evolution of COVID-19 but keep monitoring its course and impact closely. You will continue to hear regular updates from us.

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!



Elizabeth Stuart - Connect@IPSDS 2020 Speaker


Elizabeth A. Stuart is Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Education at JHSPH. She received her PhD in statistics in 2004 from Harvard University. She is an expert in causal inference methods as applied to mental health, public policy, and education. Dr. Stuart is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She is on twitter @lizstuartdc.  





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.




Matthias Schmitt - Connect@IPSDS 2020 Speaker

Matthias Schmitt founded his start-up Germinio in 2019 to support companies and authorities on a global scale during their digital transformation. With Germinio, he focuses on digitized, globalized business model innovation, business process modelling as well as effective leadership and workforce transformation by leveraging the ideas and philosophy of Design Thinking and Network Thinking. For the last 20 years, Matthias has been holding several leadership positions at SAP, including Global Vice President & Program Lead Intelligent Enterprise Suite for Provisioning/Setup and Business Configuration, and at Siemens, including software developer and project engineer. Over the course of his career, he has not only gained insights into numerous industries across almost all continents, but has also built a unique multi-thousand customer network. This allows him to implement effective digital transformation processes focused on market best practices as well as disruptive business models and processes.



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.