Colm O'Muircheartaigh

​Colm O'Muircheartaigh is a Senior Fellow at NORC in the Statistics and Methodology department and Co-Principal Investigator for the Center for Advancing Research and Communication in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and a former Dean of the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.

At NORC, O'Muircheartaigh has played a major role in such pivotal projects as the National Social Life Health and Aging Project (NSHAP), the National Children's Study (NCS), and the General Social Survey (GSS), along with his innovative work building NORC's national sampling frame using the U.S. Postal Service list of addresses.  He is one of the world's most forward-thinking statisticians, with special interests in survey research methodology, sample and questionnaire design and analysis, response and nonresponse error, and data quality.