Stephanie Shipp is the Deputy Director and Research Professor at the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (SDAL) at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Dr. Shipp’s work spans topics related to the use of all data to advance policy, the science of data science, and metropolitan analytics. She is leading and engaging in projects at the local, state, and federal level to assess data quality and use of new and traditional sources of data. Her research focuses on developing statistical methodology and tools for using administrative and other data to model the social condition. She conducts research on communities, innovation, and defense analytics. She previously served in the Senior Executive Service at the National Institute of Standards and Technology as the Director of the Economic Assessment Office in the Advanced Technology Program. Dr. Shipp also led economic and statistical programs at the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and began her career at the Federal Reserve Board. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute. Just prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Dr. Shipp was a senior Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Science and Technology Policy, conducting research for the Office of Science and Technology Policy and other federal agencies. She was a member of the international advisory board for Verket För Innovationssystem(VINNOVA), Sweden’s innovation agency. She led an expert panel to evaluate the Swedish Research Council’s Linnaeus Grants in 2012 and in 2014. She has a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University.
Honors and recognition - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association, elected member of the International Statistics Institute
Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, Social and Decision Laboratory, Deputy Director and Research Professor, September 2013 to present
Institute for Defense Analyses, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Senior Research Staff Member, September 2008-August 2013
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Technology Program (ATP), Economic Assessment Office (EAO), Director, Senior Executive Service, December 2000-September 2008.
Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary, Office of Budget, Senior Advisor (developmental Senior Executive Service detail), July-November 2000.
Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Assistant Division Chief, September 1997-June 2000
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys, Branch of Information and Analysis, Branch Chief, October 1983 to September 1997.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Industrial Prices and Price Indexes, Development Team Leader, 1976-1983
Federal Reserve Board, Research Division, Research Assistant, 1974-1976