Population Sciences, Social Sciences
Data Quality, Digital Data Curation, Heterogeneous Data Integration, Image Data Processing and Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis
Relevant Projects:

National Science Foundation, Ballmer Group, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Commerce Department

J. Trent Alexander

Research Professor



Population Studies Center

J. Trent Alexander is the Associate Director and a Research Professor at ICPSR in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Alexander is a historical demographer and builds social science data infrastructure. He is currently leading the Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage Project (joint with Raj Chetty and Katie Genadek) and ResearchDataGov (joint with Lynette Hoelter). Prior to coming to ICPSR in 2017, Alexander initiated the Census Longitudinal Infrastructure Project at the Census Bureau and managed the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) at the University of Minnesota.