Solange Correa-Onel

Solange Correa Onel

Senior Programme Manager (International)

Solange has over 20 years’ experience in research and training in official statistics and joined the ONS Data Science Campus in September 2016.  Currently, Solange leads the ONS-UNECE Machine Learning 2021 Group for the modernisation of Official Statistics, facilitating the development and implementation of research and capacity building for an exciting community of more than 250 researchers from 36 countries.

Previously, Solange has been involved in designing, managing and implementing data science capability programmes, such as: the Apprenticeship in Data Analytics, the Campus seminar series, the MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov), the MDataGov sponsorship programme and the series of standalone MDataGov modules (CPDs) offered at ONS sites and online. Solange has also advised Campus-funded MSc students on academic matters and supported capability building projects in developing countries.

Solange has worked at the Small Area Estimation branch at ONS Methodology as Director of the MSc in Official Statistics at the University of Southampton and as Head of the National School of Statistical Sciences at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Solange is a member of the International Association for Official Statisticians (International Statistical Institute).

Solange holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Southampton, where she investigated bootstrap bias correction methods for mean squared errors from small area estimation models.

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