Emmanuel Sikali
Senior Research Scientist and Mathematical Statistician


  • Assessment
  • NAEP
  • Technology and learning

Emmanuel Sikali is a senior research scientist and mathematical statistician with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. He received an master’s degree in mathematics and physics from Ivanovo State University in Russia, a second master’s in operations research and management sciences, and a doctorate in information technology and engineering from George Mason University. He worked as a statistician for some local consulting companies, and in 2005, he joined the assessment division of NCES, where he is in charge of databases training programs for secondary analysts, contributes to various statistical, psychometric, methodological, and technology work of the center, and serves as content lead for various assessments. He is a regular contributor and instructor for the American Educational Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education annual meetings, and an adjunct professor of statistics at The George Washington University. He is fluent in French and Russian.