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for the NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009

The final print program (with some minor post-workshop typographic corrections) can be found here (last updated 2009-09-24). Further information on the workshop can be found on the main page. Presentations are listed below, with links to the actual presentation document.

Opening remarks

  • Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
  • John Abowd (Cornell University)

Session 1: : Imputation methods and synthesizers

Session 2: Synthetic data in public use micro-data products

Session 3: Synthetic data and disclosure avoidance

Closing remarks

  • Donald Rubin (Harvard University)

Funding for the conference and its preparation were provided by National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant SES-0922494, the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Edmund Ezra Day Professorship at Cornell University.

Bibliography

Please cite the presentations as follows:

  • J. Madans, "Disclosure avoidance issues at NCHS," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47681, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47681,
    author={Madans, Jennifer},
    title={Disclosure avoidance issues at NCHS},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47681},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47681},
    }
  • N. Greenia, "Confidentiality Issues with Tax Data," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47680, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47680,
    author={Greenia, Nick},
    title={Confidentiality Issues with Tax Data},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47680},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47680},
    }
  • S. Bender, "Pulling wool over users' eyes," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47679, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47679,
    author={Bender, Stefan},
    title={Pulling wool over users' eyes},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47679},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47679},
    }
  • A. Reznek, "Disclosure avoidance issues at the Census Bureau," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47678, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47678,
    author={Reznek, Arnold},
    title={Disclosure avoidance issues at the Census Bureau},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47678},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47678},
    }
  • T. Raghunathan, "Diagnostic Tools for Assessing Validity of Synthetic Data Inferences," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47677, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47677,
    author={Raghunathan, Trivellore},
    title={Diagnostic Tools for Assessing Validity of Synthetic Data Inferences},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47677},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47677},
    }
  • S. Hawala and R. Rodriguez, "Disclosure avoidance for group quarters in the American Community Survey: Details of the synthetic data method," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47676, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47676,
    author={Hawala, Sam and Rodriguez, Rolando},
    title={Disclosure avoidance for group quarters in the American Community Survey: Details of the synthetic data method},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47676},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47676},
    }
  • J. Drechsler, "New Data Dissemination Approaches in Old Europe – Synthetic Datasets for a German Establishment Survey," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47675, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47675,
    author={Drechsler, Jörg},
    title={New Data Dissemination Approaches in Old Europe – Synthetic Datasets for a German Establishment Survey},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47675},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47675},
    }
  • S. Kinney, J. Reiter, R. Jarmin, and J. Miranda, "Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47674, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47674,
    author={Kinney, Saki and Reiter, Jerry and Jarmin, Ron and Miranda, Javier},
    title={Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47674},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47674},
    }
  • M. Bjelland, G. Benedetto, and M. Stinson, "Summary of Methods and Preliminary Assessment of the SIPP Synthetic Beta," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47673, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47673,
    author={Bjelland, Melissa and Benedetto, Gary and Stinson, Martha},
    title={Summary of Methods and Preliminary Assessment of the SIPP Synthetic Beta},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47673},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47673},
    }
  • F. Andersson, J. M. Abowd, M. Graham, J. Wu, and L. Vilhuber, "Formal Privacy Guarantees and Analytical Validity of OnTheMap Public-use Data," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47672, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47672,
    author={Andersson, Fredrik and Abowd, John M. and Graham, Matthew and Wu, Jeremy and Vilhuber, Lars},
    title={Formal Privacy Guarantees and Analytical Validity of OnTheMap Public-use Data},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47672},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47672},
    }
  • M. Larsen and J. Huckett, "Synthetic data methods using quantile regression and hot deck with rank swapping," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47671, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47671,
    author={Larsen, Michael and Huckett, Jennifer},
    title={Synthetic data methods using quantile regression and hot deck with rank swapping},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47671},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47671},
    }
  • R. Creecy, "The Feasibility of Creating a Fully Synthetic Decennial Census Microdata File," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47670, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47670,
    author={Creecy, Robert},
    title={The Feasibility of Creating a Fully Synthetic Decennial Census Microdata File},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47670},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47670},
    }
  • G. Benedetto and S. Woodcock, "Partially-synthetic linked employer-employee data," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47669, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47669,
    author={Benedetto, Gary and Woodcock, Simon},
    title={Partially-synthetic linked employer-employee data},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47669},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47669},
    }
  • J. Reiter, "Random Forest Models for Generating Partially Synthetic Data," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47668, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47668,
    author={Reiter, Jerry},
    title={Random Forest Models for Generating Partially Synthetic Data},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47668},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47668},
    }
  • J. Reiter, "Easily Implemented, Nonparametric Synthesizers Based on Algorithmic Methods from Computer Science," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47667, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47667,
    author={Reiter, Jerry},
    title={Easily Implemented, Nonparametric Synthesizers Based on Algorithmic Methods from Computer Science},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47667},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47667},
    }
  • R. Jarmin and A. Reznek, "NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009 Program," NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009, Presentation 1813:47666, 2009.
    [URL] [Bibtex]
    @techreport{handle:1813:47666,
    author={Jarmin, Ron and Reznek, Arnold},
    title={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009 Program},
    url={http://hdl.handle.net/1813/47666},
    type={Presentation},
    year={2009},
    institution={NSF-Census-IRS Workshop on Synthetic Data and Confidentiality Protection 2009},
    number={1813:47666},
    }

You can download the entire bibtex file here.