NTTS 2019 - EMOS Master thesis competition

EMOS graduates and students in spotlight at the NTTS conference 2019

Winners of the EMOS Master Thesis competition presented their work and a student team from Pisa participated in the Big Data Hackathon

The Master thesis competition for EMOS graduates was organised for the first time to highlight official statistics as a research topic and put forward young talents with innovative contributions. The Board had the difficult task to select five authors to feature their thesis in the New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS ) Conference with travel and accommodation covered by Eurostat . The NTTS conference with some 800 participants this year is one of the world’s largest official statistics research conference series.
EMOS authors had their work displayed in the poster session and three theses were presented in a dedicated award ceremony session on 13 March 2019:
University of Trier: Julia Manecke
Regional analysis of business survey: methods and applications in the context of Small Area Statistics
Abstract - -Presentation - Poster
University of Rome "La Sapienza":  Giovanna Tagliaferri
VAT Tax gap prediction: a 2-steps gradient boosting approach
Abstract - -Presentation - Poster
KU Leuven (University of Leuven): Nhu Tho Ngyen
Estimation of measurement errors in social survey
Abstract - -Presentation Poster
University of Rennes: Noémie Morenillas
Modelling enterprises responses to the ICT (Information Communication Technology) survey
Abstract - Poster
Free University Berlin: Kerstin Erfurth
Application and quality assessment of simulated geo-coordinates for regional analysis of the parliamentary elections to the Bundestag 2017
Abstract - Poster
University of Pisa took the opportunity of attending for the first time the Big Data Hackathon challenge. BD Hackathon winners came from statistical offices of Poland, Italy and the UK , but the youngest team amongst 17 teams of 51 full blooded professional statisticians proved creative and resilient.


From left to right Heli Lehtimäki (Eurostat ,EMOS secretariat), Mojca Bavdaz (EMOS Board member and discussant, University of Ljubljana), Noémie Morenillas (winner,Rennes), Kerstin Erfurth (winner,Berlin), Julia Manecke (winner,Trier), Giovanna Tagliaferri (winner,La Sapienza), Annika Näslund (Eurostat , Chair of EMOS Board) and Rosanna Verde (University of Campania, discussant) *missing from picture: winner Nhu Tho Ngyen ( KU Leuven).


Further information
EMOS award ceremony minutes 16:02 – 16:58
BD Hackathon award ceremony minutes 11:21-12:21
NTTS 2019
EMOS session
Poster session
EMOS is a label awarded by the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC ) for four years to nationally accredited Master programmes which are in line with the EMOS learning outcomes, aiming at familiarising the graduates with the system of official statistics, production models, statistical methods and dissemination. EMOS -labelled Master programmes also collaborate actively with the National Statistical Institutes or other producers of official statistics for relevant master thesis topics and internships in the sphere of official statistics.