Census-MIT Big Data Workshop Series
The United States Census and the Program on Informatics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are convening a series of workshops to examine computational, social-scientific, statistical, and informatic challenges to building the next generation of official statistics. The 21st century is the advent of a data driven economy. The challenge we face is how can we best employ data to reduce the cost and time for businesses to deliver products to market, improve interstate commerce and exports, and accurately measure the changes in society by integrating Big Data into statistical agency operations. These workshops bring together select groups of experts in universities, industry, and the U.S. government to explore diverse approaches to engaging big data to inform a series of selected exemplar use cases faced by statistical agencies.