Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Differential Privacy and the 2020 Decennial Census: Implications for Social Scientists

David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center

Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

05/08/2020
12:30-1:30 PM PT


David has worked at the Minnesota Population Center since 2001, when he started as a graduate research assistant on IPUMS NHGIS. David has been a full-time employee since 2005 and currently serve as Director of Spatial Analysis. In this role, he consults with MPC members on their spatial analysis needs, including project planning, data acquisition/creation/processing, and grant writing.

David is also a co-Principal Investigator on two NIH-funded grants: IPUMS NHGIS and IPUMS GeoMarker. IPUMS NHGIS provides access to historical and contemporary small-area data, including GIS mapping files, for the United States. IPUMS GeoMarker allows users to securely geocode data and attach neighborhood characteristics to the geocoded output.

David also works on the geographic aspects of other IPUMS products, including IPUMS USA, Historical Census Projects, IPUMS International, and IPUMS DHS.