Director; Head of the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

Emilio Zagheni

Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

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Emilio Zagheni is a demographer who uses mathematical, statistical and computationally-intensive approaches to study the causes and consequences of population dynamics. He is best known for his pioneering work on using Web and social media data for studying migration processes and for his role in developing the field of Digital and Computational Demography.


Demographic Change, Climate Change, and Energy Demand Projects details
Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media and Social Network Sites Projects details
Estimating Fertility Indicators Using Facebook Data Projects details
Estimating Migration and Mobility after Natural Disasters Projects details
Evaluating Immigrants’ Cultural Assimilation Using Digital Trace Data Projects details
Intergenerational Transfers of Informal Care Time by Gender and Age Projects details
Measuring and Modeling the Migration and Mobility of Scholars Projects details
Modelling International Migration Flows by Integrating Multiple Data Sources Projects details
Studying the Interplay between Social Media Discourse and Refugee Segregation Projects details
Temporal Effects in Migration Measurement: Evidence from Geo-Referenced Digital Trace Data Projects details

MPIDR Publications

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Zagheni, E.; Weber, I.:
In: Proceedings of ACM WebSci 2012, June 22-24, 2012, Evanston, Illinois, USA, 497–506. New York, NY: ACM. (2012)
Zagheni, E.:
Population and Development Review 37:4, 761–783. (2011)
Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:
Population and Development Review 45:3, 617–630. (2019)
Iozzi, F.; Trusiano, F.; Chinazzi, M.; Billari, F. C.; Zagheni, E.; Merler, S.; Ajelli, M.; Del Fava, E.; Manfredi, P.:
PloS Computational Biology 6:12, e1001021–e1001021. (2010)

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