Princeton Consultants and the US Census Bureau Enter the Edelman Academy

April 4, 2022

The US Census Bureau and Princeton Consultants were entered into the INFORMS Franz Edelman Academy, which honors the most extraordinary, impactful initiatives powered by operations research and advanced analytics. In the 2020 US Census, optimization and machine learning techniques automated the scheduling, workload assignments and management of field data collection. Despite the pandemic, natural disasters, and civil unrest, 99.9% of all addresses in the nation were resolved, and a productivity increase of over 80% was achieved along with significant savings. 

Watch this video that describes how optimization helped transform the US Census.