Prof Natalie Shlomo

Professor of Social Statistics

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Biography

Natalie Shlomo is Professor of Social Statistics since joining the faculty in September 2012. She was the head of the Department of Social Statistics (2014-2017).  Her research interests are in topics related to  survey statistics and survey methodology.    She is the UK principle investigator for several collaborative grants from the 7th Framework Programme and H2020 of the European Union all involving research in improving survey statistics and dissemination. She is a co-investigator for the NCRM grant focusing on non-response in biosocial research. She was also principle investigator for the Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant on Bayesian Adaptive Survey Designs. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute  and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. She is an elected council member (to 2021) and Vice-President  (to 2019) of the International Statistical Institute. She serves on editorial boards of several journals as well as national and international advisory boards.

Education         

1978-1981   BSc Mathematics a and Statistics, Hebrew University,  Jerusalem      

2000-2003   MA Statistics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2004-2007   PhD Statistics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and the University of Southampton, UK

 

Academic and Professional Bodies

Elected member of the International  Statistical Institute

  • Vice President of  the International Statistical Institute from   2017 to 2019     
  • Executive Council Member of  the International Statistical Institute from 2019 to 2021

International Association of Survey Statisticians

  • Executive Council member of the International Association of Survey Statisticians 2010-2015

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Simons Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute, University of Cambridge, July-December 2016

Visiting Fellow, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, University of California, Berkeley,             January-May 2019

 

Academic Visits

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, University of California,   Spring 2019

Australian Bureau of Statistics, April 2012 and August 2018

Westat, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, USA, October 2011-January 2012 and October 2017- February 2018

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, July-December 2016

Department of Statistics, University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa, USA, October 2012.

Department of Statistics, University of Wollongong, Australia, April 2012

Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, USA, November  2011

Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Philadelphia, USA, December    2011

 

Leadership/Managerial Roles        

Head of Social Statistics,  School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester,   2014-2017  

PGT Director, Social Statistics, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, 2013-14

PGT Director for the MSc in Official Statistics Programme, Social Statistics Division, University of Southampton,  2007-2012

 

Consultancy

Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States, October 2011-January 2012 and October 2017-February 2018

World Bank, Life in Transition Survey 2014 (designing and drawing samples from 33 European countries),  January-March 2014, October 2014-June 2015 and June-July 2016

European Central Bank, Household Finance and Consumption Network, Statistical Disclosure Control, March 2012

Australian Bureau of Statistics,   May 2012 and August 2018

Statistics South Africa, January 2011

  

Scientific and Advisory Committees            

Member of the Methodological Assurance Review Panel for the 2021 United Kingdom Census – 2019-2023

Member of the Royal Statistical Society's  Academic  Affairs Advisory Group, from 2017

Member of the  Scientific Methodology Advisory Board of Statistics Sweden, from 2015

Member of the  Methodology Advisory Committee of the Office for National Statistics, from 2017

Expert Reviewer for H2020-Societal Challenges 6: ‘Towards a new growth strategy in Europe – Improved economic and social measurement, data and official statistics’, March 2017

Member of the ESRC Doctoral Training Network Quality Assurance Board,  2015-2017 

Member of the  Research Approvals Committee (RAC) of the ESRC funded   Urban Big Data Centre,  2015-2018

Member of the Royal Statistical Society Social Statistics Section Committee, United Kingdom, 2015-2018

Member of the Professional Affairs Committee Strategy Review Working Group 2 of the Royal Statistical Society,  2014-2016

Member of the Nominations Committee to select officers to the  International Statistical Institute for  2017-19

Core Network  Member  of UK Anonymisation Network,  2013-2014

Member of the European Task Force on EMOS: European Masters in Official Statistics 2006-2014

Member of the UK Advisory Committee on the ‘Beyond 2011’ Project,  2011- 2013

Member of the Advisory Board  for the Safe Design Project, University of Michigan, 2012

Member of the European Task Force on Statistical Disclosure Control, Eurostat, Luxembourg,  2009-2011

Member of the UK Census Design and Methodology Advisory Committee (UKCDMAC) Statistical Disclosure Control (SDC) Subgroup, 2008-2010 

 

Editorial Boards

Editor of Special Issue on Privacy and Confidentiality, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A

Editor of Special Issue on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics, Journal of Official Statistics

Methodological Editor of International Association of Official Statistics Journal, from 2010 

Associate Editor of International Statistical Review, from 2010 

Associate Editor of Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A,   2012-2017 

Associate Editor of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, from 2010 

Co-Editor International Association of Survey Statistician Newsletter,  2010-2017 

Editorial board of SAGE Research Methods Foundation, from 2018

 

Conference planning

Workshop Privacy: From Foundations to Applications, Simon Institute for the Theory
of Computing, Berkeley, University of California,  Planned for Spring 2019

Conference scientific committee and planning: Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data, University of Pisa, May 2018

5th International Workshop on   Advances in Adaptive and Responsive Survey Design at  
 the University of Michigan, 6-7 November 2017  

4th International Workshop on   Advances in Adaptive and Responsive Survey Design at  
 the University of Manchester,  9 - 10 November 2015   

Local Organizing Committee, RSS Conference, Manchester 2016

Co-Organizer of the  Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge Grant on Data Linkage and Anonymisation,  4 July  - 21 December 2016

Year of Statistics 2013 Public Event, University of Manchester, December 2013

Programme committee for the International Association for Survey Statisticians, World Statistics Conference,  Durban, August 2009

Programme committee for Privacy in Statistical Databases Conference, Rome, December 2006; Istanbul, September 2008; Corfu, September 2010; Sicily, September 2012; Ibiza, September 2014; Dubrovnik, September 2016, Valencia, September 2018

Programme committee for the New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics Conference, Brussels, February 2011;   February 2013; February 2015; February 2017, March 2019 

 

Funded Projects                

Natalie Shlomo (Co-I) with European Institutions,  European Commission H2020: Project Title:  Integrating Expertise in Inclusive Growth  2 (InGrid2),  May 2017-May 2021

Universities of Southampton (Patrick Sturges, PI), Manchester (T. Chandola, M. Elliot, N. Shlomo (Co-I), and  Edinburgh. ESRC funded: National Centre for Research Methods, October 2014-October 2019  

Natalie Shlomo (research consultant) with  European colleagues,Third Network for the Analysis of  EU-SILC (Net-SILC3),  Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research and Eurostat,   April 2016-April 2020

Natalie Shlomo (PI) with 6 institutional partners in the UK, US, Sweden and the Netherlands, Leverhulme International Network Grant: Bayesian Adaptive Survey Designs,  January 2015-January 2018

Natalie Shlomo (Co-I)  and UK and European Institutions,   European Union 7th Framework Research Grant: Project title:  Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGrid),  February 2013–January  2017

Natalie Shlomo (Co-I) and European Institutions,  European Union 7th Framework Research Grant: Project title:   Data Without Boundaries (DwB), May 2011–May 2015

Natalie Shlomo (Co-I) and European Institutions, European Union 7th Framework Research Grant: Project title:  BLUE-Enterprise and Trade Statistics (BLUE-ETS), March 2010-March 2013

Julia Addington-Hall and Natalie Shlomo (Co-I), Department of Health, United Kingdom, Project Title: UK Survey of Bereaved Relatives Death- Voices Questionnaire, July 2009-January 2012  

Natalie Shlomo (PI), Statistics Netherlands Research Grant, October 2010-December 2011

Natalie Shlomo (Co-I), UK and  European Institutions,  European Union 7th Framework Research Grant: Project title: Representativity Indicators for Survey Quality (RISQ),    March 2008-June 2010  

 

Recent Invited Talks

Statistical Disclosure Control: Where do we go from here? Keynote: Foreman Lecture at the  Australian Statistical Society Conference, Melbourne, Australia,  August 26-30th  2018

Statistical Disclosure Control for Statistical Outputs,  University of Stockholm seminar, April, 2018   

Confidentiality and Differential Privacy in the Dissemination of  Frequency Tables. US Census Bureau, February 13th  2018

Compensating for Missing Data in Biosocial Research. Westat, USA, February 9th  2018  

Statistical Disclosure Control,  University of  Stockholm Seminar, April 18th  2018

Statistical Disclosure Control for Statistical Outputs,  2017 Statistical Society of Canada   Conference,  Winnipeg, June, 2017

Estimation of Response Propensities and Indicators of Representative Response Using Population-Level Information.  New Techniques and Technologies for  Statistics Conference, Brussels, March 2017

Assessing Disclosure Risk in Sample Microdata,  Cardiff Computer Science Seminar, January 20, 2016

PCA and Complex Survey Designs. ERCIM  WG CMStatistics, London, December 2015  

Using R-indicators for Adaptive Follow-up in  Longitudinal Studies.  World Statistics Conference Invited Paper, Rio De Janeiro,  August 2015

Privacy Preserving Probabilistic Record Linkage. New Techniques and Technologies for  Statistics Conference, Brussels, March 2015

Statistical disclosure control, new directions and challenges.  World Statistics Conference Special Topics Contributed Paper, Hong Kong, August 2013

Invited participant to the Future of the Statistical Sciences Workshop celebrating the Year of Statistics 2013, London, November 2013 

Comparison of Perturbation Approaches for  Spatial Outliers in Microdata, UNECE/EUROSTAT Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality, Ottawa, October 2013   

Measuring Disclosure Risk and Data Utility for Flexible Table Generators. UNECE/EUROSTAT Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality, Ottawa, October 2013  

Designing Adaptive Survey Designs with R-Indicators. New Techniques and Technologies for  Statistics Conference, Brussels, March 2013  

          

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