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ISI President's Invited Speaker: Prof. Robert Groves

ISI President's Invited Speaker: Prof. Robert Groves

Professor Robert Groves to be the President's Invited Speaker at WSC 2023.

“I am delighted that Professor Robert Groves has agreed to be my invited speaker at next year's World Statistics Congress in Ottawa,” says ISI President Stephen Penneck . “Professor Groves has had a wide experience of statistics in the academic and government fields. He is currently Provost of Georgetown University in Washington DC, and before that he was Director of the US Census Bureau. His early impact was in survey methods, where his writings had worldwide influence. More recently he has broadened his insights in social sciences. I am sure his talk will be thought provoking for all statisticians, whether from official statistics or academia.”

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About Professor Robert Groves
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Robert Martin Groves (born September 27, 1948) is an American sociologist and expert in survey methodology who has served as the Provost of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. since August 2012. He also served as the Director of the United States Census Bureau from 2009 to 2012.

Early life
Groves was born in Kansas City, Missouri, grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, and graduated in 1966 from De La Salle High School in New Orleans.

In 1970, Groves graduated (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Dartmouth College with an A.B. degree in sociology. He later earned two M.A. degrees (sociology and statistics, both 1973) and a PhD (sociology, 1975) from the University of Michigan.

Academic career
For much of his career, starting in 1975, Groves worked as a research professor in survey methodology at the University of Michigan. He was also a researcher in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, housed at the University of Maryland, College Park. In August 2012, he became the Provost of Georgetown University, succeeding James J. O'Donnell.

In 1982 Groves was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Government career
On April 2, 2009, Groves was nominated by President Barack Obama to head the Census Bureau. He took office July 15, 2009. On June 13, 2014, President Obama announced his appointment of Groves to the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.

Publishing history
Groves is the author of several books, including:
Surveying Victims (2008) ISBN 0-309-11598-1
Survey Errors and Survey Costs (2004) ISBN 0-471-67851-1
Survey Methodology (2010) Second edition of the (2004) first edition ISBN 0-471-48348-6
Survey Nonresponse (2001) ISBN 0-471-39627-3
Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys (1998) ISBN 0-471-18245-1

Groves is the editor of several books, including:
Measurement Errors in Surveys (2004) ISBN 0-471-69280-8
Telephone Survey Methodology (2001) ISBN 0-471-20956-2

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