LDI welcomes visitor, Joseph Chien (Australian Bureau of Statistics), to ILR Oct. 19-23

Friday, October 16, 2015

LDI welcomes Chien-Hung (Joseph) Chien, Assistant Director, Analytical Services Branch, Methodology and Data Management Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics. He will be visiting the Labor Dynamics Institute from October 19 - 23.

Joseph Chien’s bio:

Chien-Hung (Joseph) Chien is a PhD candidate in Applied Statistics at the Australian National University.

Chien-Hung (Joseph) began his career as a graduate at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2001. Prior to starting his PhD, Chien-Hung was a director in the Methodology Division responsible for data integration, access and confidentiality methodology. Before joining the division, he spent three years in the Economics Directorate at the OECD working on global macro simulation models.

His research is analyzing complex labour market dynamics to better understand the micro drivers of productivity. He hopes that his research will shed new insights on productivity drivers and help the Australian public service make better use administrative data.

Some areas of his current research topics include:  

  • Multi-level modelling methods for firm level productivity analysis
  • Semantic modelling methods, and prototype ontology for LEED concepts
  • Network analysis methods including exponential random graph models, Bayesian Network, or econometric methods to distinguish true firm entry/exit from restructuring or re-entry.
  • Using automated deductive reasoning and incorporating uncertainty in the linked outputs.
  • Exploring the use of synthetic data to enhance microdata access.

Joseph Chien will be located in 352 Ives East. If you would like to meet with him while he is on campus, please contact: LDI at LDI@cornell.edu or 607-255-2744.