mittees and panels of the National Research Council. He received a B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University.


Michael L. Cohen is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, currently serving as study director for this panel and the Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments. Formerly, he was a mathematical statistician at the Energy Information Administration, an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, and a visiting lecturer in statistics at Princeton University. His general area of research is in the use of statistics in public policy, with particular interest in census undercount, model validation, and robust estimation. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Stanford University.


Roderick Little is the Richard Remington Collegiate professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan, where he also holds appointments in the Department of Statistics and the Institute for Social Research. He was previously a professor in the Department of Biomathematics in the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, an American Statistical Association/Census Bureau/National Science Foundation research fellow at the Census Bureau, and a scientific associate at the World Fertility Survey. His research interests include statistical methods for missing data and survey research methodology. He has served as coordinating and applications editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has received its Wilks Memorial Award. He is a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on many committees and panels of the National Research Council. He received a B.A. degree in mathematics from Cambridge University and M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in statistics from Imperial College of Science and Technology of London University.


Xiao-Li Meng is chair of and a professor in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. Previously, he was a professor of statistics at the University of Chicago and a faculty research associate at the National Opinion Research Center. He has served as editor of Bayesian Analysis, as an associate editor of Biometrika, the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Annals of Statistics, and is co-editor of Statistica Sinica. He is a recipient of the 2001 award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Associations for outstanding statistician under the age of 40. He



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