Inaugural lecture prof.dr. Piet Daas

Friday May 26, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Blauwe Zaal
De Zaale, 5612 AJ Eindhoven
Office of Doctoral Presentations and Academic Ceremonies

Big Data in Official Statistics

Prof.dr. Piet J.H. Daas was appointed part-time professor of Big Data in Official Statistics at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on January 1, 2019.
He will deliver his inaugural lecture, entitled 'Big Data in Official Statistics' on May 26, 2023.

For more information, please download the invitation.

About the lecture
In our modern world, enormous amounts of data are being generated by all kind of electronic devices and systems as well as by people online. This so-called Big Data can be used for a whole range of new (unforeseen) purposes, such as official statistics. However, when one attempts to do this, a number of statistical quality issues emerge. For instance, the data generation process is usually unknown, the data may not directly contain the concept the researcher wants to measure and the data are often produced by an unknown population. It is essential that these challenges are dealt with - in some way or another - to ensure that reliable statistics can be produced. In the lecture, the possibilities and challenges in the exciting area of using Big Data for official statistics are discussed and illustrated with examples, whereby not only the importance but also the downside of Data Science techniques become apparent.

In the event you cannot attend, you can join via live stream, or watch the lecture after the event.

After May 26, 2023, the text of the lecture will be available online.