The director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Robert M. Groves, is to speak at Georgia State University at 2 p.m. on April 15 about the 2010 Census and the use of census statistics in making decisions.

Dr. Groves is a former director of the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Statistical Association and the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research.

His book “Survey Errors and Survey Costs,” published in 1989, was named one of the 50 most influential books in survey research by the American Association of Public Opinion Research. He also won the association’s 2008 book award for “Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys,” which he wrote with Mick Couper.

His lecture is to be held on the 7th floor seminar room of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at 14 Marietta St.

To view his blog, go here .