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Matt Hall is Director of the Program on Applied Demographics (PAD) and Professor of Policy Analysis & Management and (by courtesy) Sociology, Director of the Cornell Population Center, and faculty board member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).

Hall is a demographer whose research focuses on immigration, racial/ethnic inequality, neighborhood change, and demographic methods. He has contributed to research assessing the economic and social impacts of unauthorized migration, the emergence of Latino boom towns and other new destination areas where immigration has been recent and rapid, and the changing nature of racial stratification and segregation in housing and neighborhoods.

Current research projects are focused on understanding the consequences of intensified interior immigration enforcement, the link between immigration status and child development, describing patterns of racial discrimination in US housing markets, and the development of data science tools for demographic estimation.

Hall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in demography, immigration policy, and statistics.

Jan K. Vink

Jan is an Extension Associate with the Program on Applied Demographics. He majored in Econometrics at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). He has advanced skill in statistics, computer programming and data analysis. Jan represents New York State in the US Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperatives for Population Estimates and Projections and leads PAD's role as a Coordinating Agency in the New York State Data Center.

Adriana Hernandez

Adriana is a research support specialist in the Program on Applied Demographics. She holds a B.A. and an M.S. in Economics. She has training in data analysis and GIS. Her main areas of interest include labor markets, migration, and sex ratios. As member of PAD Adriana provides support on a variety of demographic issues with emphasis on population estimates, decennial census preparations, labor force, and school demography.