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Bart Orriens


Contact Information

Office: ICT 2-217
Phone: (310) 448-5381

Biographical Sketch

Bart Orriens joined CESR as a senior information analyst. His work focuses on the acquisition, design, and implementation of both small and large-scale data collection projects as well as the development of new technologies for carrying out such data collection projects.Before coming to CESR he worked as an information systems professional at the RAND Corporation where he specialized in data collection through paneling and surveying.

Currently at CESR, he is taking a leading role in several large-scale data collection projects as well as investigating new ways of conducting data collection, e.g. by leveraging the contextual information from current generation mobile devices and the utilization of document scanning technologies to process document based data.

At RAND, he was one of the lead developers of the MMIC surveying software system, which has been used in several of the world’s large longitudinal studies on Health and Retirement (e.g. the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) and the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI). He also worked closely with researchers on a multitude of data collection projects, covering topics ranging from the financial crisis to health literacy.

Finally, Bart has done extensive research in business process automation and distributed systems integration through service oriented architecture and web services resulting in publications in a wide range of Information Systems journals and conferences.


  • M.A. Information Systems and Technology, Tilburg University, 11/2001
  • Ph.D. Information Systems and Technology, Tilburg University, 09/2007


  • Senior information analyst, University of Southern California, 2013
  • Research Programmer, RAND Corporation, 2008-2013
  • Project Manager, Tilburg University, 2008-2008
  • Quality Rater, Google Inc., 2007-2008
  • Researcher, Tilburg University, 2003-2007