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Our guest speaker, Cavan Capps, who is Big Data Lead services presented this talk as part of the Program on Information Science Brown Bag Series. ...
Our guest speaker, Cavan Capps, who is Big Data Lead services presented this talk as part of the Program on Information Science Brown Bag Series.
Big Data provides both challenges and opportunities for the official statistical community. The difficult issues of privacy, statistical reliability, and methodological transparency will need to be addressed in order to make full use of Big Data in the official statistical community. Improvements in statistical coverage at small geographies, new statistical measures, more timely data at perhaps lower costs are the potential opportunities. This talk will provides an overview of some of the research being done by the Census Bureau as it explores the use of “Big Data” for statistical agency purposes.
Speaker Bio: Cavan Capps is the U.S. Census Bureau’s Lead on Big Data processing. In that role he is focusing on new Big Data sources for use in official statistics, best practice private sector processing techniques and software/hardware configurations that may be used to improve statistical processes and products. Previously, Mr. Capps initiated, designed and managed a multi-enterprise, fully distributed, statistical network called the DataWeb. The 'DataWeb' is a data library of networked statistical databases from all federal statistical data domains, with sophisticated visualization, descriptive analytics, data integration and dashboard construction tools. The DataWeb is the source of official API to Census data products.
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