Trent Buskirk is the Novak Family Professor of Data Science and Chair of the Applied Statistics and Operations Research Department at Bowling Green State University. He is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and most recently the Conference Chair for the American Association of Public Opinion Research. Trent’s research interests include applications of machine learning to the design and analysis of surveys, use of auxiliary data to improve address and telephone based sample survey designs, and use of technology to improve data collection among others. Trent’s work has appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Computer Review, Field Methods and the Journal of Official Statistics. When not conducting surveys or doing research or teaching you can find Trent playing a competitive game of Pickleball.