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Partha Lahiri appointed president-elect of IASS

Will serve on International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) executive committee through 2027

Faculty Associate Partha Lahiri, the director of the University of Maryland’s Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM), has been appointed as the president-elect of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS).

Lahiri will serve as president elect of the association’’s executive committee through 2025, At that point he’ll take over as president and serve until 2027. 

The IASS was founded in 1973 and is a section of the International Statistics Institute. The association aims to promote the study and development of the theory and practice of sample surveys and censuses. Its main purposes include increasing the interest in surveys and censuses among statisticians, government and the public across the globe. 

“I am honored to be appointed as President-Elect of the prestigious International Association of Survey Statisticians, founded by legendary survey statisticians like Tore Dalenius, P.C. Mahalanobis, Leslie Kish and Ivan Felligi,” said Lahiri. “I am excited about the prospect of promoting the importance of surveys and censuses in evidence-based decision making to governments and the public worldwide.”

Lahiri has been at the University of Maryland for more than two decades, first arriving at the school in 2002. He also serves as a professor in the JPSM and in UMD’s Mathematics department. 

In addition to his duties at Maryland, he serves as an adjunct research professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Lahiri is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 

Before his arrival in College Park, Lahiri held an appointment as the Milton Mohr Distinguished Professor of Statistics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

During his career he advised organizations such as the United Nations Development Program and served on numerous advisory committees and panels, including the U.S. Census Advisory Committee.

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