Seminar Series

The Department of Digital and Computational Demography hosts various kinds of seminar talks. Here, there is an overview of past lectures, in the calendar you find future events.

To the calendar

Seminar Talks 2024

Leveraging Facebook Tagging to examine regional migration in Latin America and the Caribbean
Victoria Prieto-Rosas (University of the Republic, Uruguay)
February 21, 2024 More

Analyzing the Discourse around Ukrainian war in Germany: Understanding Variances in Public Stances
Kyoungin Baik (University of Sungkyunkwan)
February 14, 2024 More

Ethnic Discrimination: Field Experiments in Search of Clues
Didier Ruedin (University of Neuchâtel)
February 7, 2024 More

Seminar Talks 2023

Children experiencing parental death due to drugs and firearms in the United States, 1999 - 2020
Benjamin-Samuel Schlüter (University of Toronto)
November 30, 2023 More

Kinship Structure and Bequest Inequalities between Black and White Households in the United States, 1989-2019
Ole Hexel (MPIDR)
November 22, 2012 More

The use of web scraping to measure gender and class disparities on digital plattforms
Jasper Tjaden (University of Potsdam)
November 15, 2023 More

A finite mixture approach with Interval-Censored Data for the analysis of digital divide through Facebook data
Dalila Failli (University of Florence)
November 6, 2023 More

Smoothing trends and seasonality in short term baseline mortality forecasts
Ainhoa-Elena Leger (University of Southern Denmark)
October 25, 2023 More

How Hot is too Hot and How Cold is too Cold? Estimating County-Level Relationships between Temperature and Mortality in California Counties
Eugenio Paglino (University of Pennsylvania)
October 18, 2023 More

Reassessing socioeconomic inequalities in mortality via distributional similarities
Ana Cristina Gomez Ugarte Valerio (MPIDR)
October 8, 2023 More

Mapping and analyzing the built environment and its evolution over long time periods: Lessons learned
Dr. Stefan Leyk (University of Colorado Boulder)
October 4, 2023 More

On the Up and Up: Occupational Upgrades for Return Migrants
Elizabeth Jacobs (MPIDR)
September 6, 2023 More

Implications of assigning nationality to names using machine learning on the scholarly migration rates worldwide
Faeze Ghorbanpour (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
August 30, 2023 More

Displacement and Return in the Internet Era: Social Media for Monitoring Migration Decisions in Northern Syria
Erin Elizabeth Walk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
July 26, 2023 More

Uncertainty of Fertility Intentions in the United States: Levels, Trends, and Patterns
Luca Badolato (Ohio State University)
July 12, 2023 More

The effect of temperature on cognitive abilities and expressed sentiment: evidence from text data
Risto Conte Keivabu (MPIDR)
May 10, 2023 More

Exact and approximate algorithm for accurate clustering of mid-sized networked datasets
Samin Aref (University of Toronto)
May 3, 2023 More

Climate Migration Amplifies Demographic Change and Population Aging
Matthew Hauer (Florida State University) 
March 29, 2023 More

Changing Demographic Rates Reshape Kinship Networks
Sha Jiang (Stanford University) 
Organized by the Kinship Inequalities Research Group
March 22, 2023 More

Leveraging Crowdsourced Online Genealogical Data to Study the Evolution of Fertility
Riccardo Omenti (University of Bologna) 
Organized by the Kinship Inequalities Research Group
March 15, 2023 More

Disparities in Quality of Life in the 21st Century: Demographic Insights from Spain
Octavio Bramajo (Center for Demographic Studies/CED at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
March 1, 2023 More

Sociological Explanations of Researcher Mobility – Conceptual and Methodological Challenges
Grit Laudel (TU Berlin)
February 22, 2023 More

Origin and Destination Attachment: Study of Cultural Integration on Twitter
Jisu Kim (MPIDR)
February 15, 2023 More

Generational Economy in Africa: Theories and Results in West and Central Africa
Latif Dramani (Université de Thiès)
January 25, 2023 More

Using Register Data to Study Heterogeneity in Kinship Structures: Socioeconomic Status, Nativity, and Age
Linus Andersson (Stockholms universitet) 
Organized by the Kinship Inequalities Research Group
January 18, 2023 More

Methodological Monotheism Across Fields of Science in Contemporary Quantitative Research
Andrés Felipe Castro Torres (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and MPIDR)
January 11, 2023 More

Seminar Talks 2022

Internal and International Migration of Scholars Worldwide: Trends, Patterns, and Inter-Relationships
Aliakbar Akbaritabar (MPIDR)
December 7, 2022 More

New Opportunities to Enhance or Replace Conventional Web Survey Data
Melanie Revilla (Universitat Pompeo Fabra)
November 30, 2022 More

Temporary Labor Mobility and War Refugee Inflow from Ukraine to Poland: Challenges and Opportunities of Using Different Data Sources to Study Migrant Fertility
Weronika Kloc-Nowak (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
November 23, 2022 More

To Rest on One´s Laurels: Effectiveness and Sustainability of Status Orders
Mario Molina (NYU Abu Dhabi)
November 16, 2022 More

The Human Migration Database (HMigD)
Maciej Dańko (MPIDR)
November 9, 2022 More

Applications of Data Mining Approaches to Demographic Data within the Context of Attitudes
Ayse Abbasoglu Özgöre (Hacettepe Üniversitesi)
November 2, 2022 More

War and Migration: Quantifying the Russian Exodus with Digital Trace Data
Athina Anastasiadou (MPIDR)
October 26, 2022 More

Deep Learning for Longevity Projections. State of Art and Future Directions
Andrea Nigri (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi)
October 19, 2022 More

Life Expectancy Forecast in São Paulo City, Brazil, in the Context of Covid-19
Maria Laura Miranda (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
October 12, 2022 More

Evaluation of Small-area Estimation Methods for Mortality Schedules
Esther Denecke (MPIDR)
October 5, 2022 More

Gendered Patterns of Global Scholarly Migration: Evidence on Mobile Researchers from Bibliometric Data
Xinyi Zhao (MPIDR)
September 21, 2022 More

Resilient Remittances? Examining Immigrant Remittances from the United States to Latin America During Covid-19
Ilana Ventura (University of Chicago)
September 14, 2022 More

Some Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad (Sharif University of Technology)
July 5, 2022 More

Three Talks
Sofia Beatriz Gil, Jisu Kim, Asli Ebru Sanlituerk (MPIDR)
June 21, 2022 More

The Possible Case for Web Scraping and Natural Language Processing in Family Demography
Ross Barker (Vienna Institute of Demography)
June 7, 2022 More

A Study of Human-Mobility Leveraging Shared-Mobility Data
Pietro Rampazzo (Technical University of Denmark)
May 31, 2022 More

Multi-level Evolutionary Simulation for Anthropology and Demography
Kenji Itao (University of Tokyo)
May 17, 2022 More

Lee-Carter Cohort Mortality Forecasts
Ugofilippo Basellini (MPIDR)
May 12, 2022 More

Using Facebook to Estimate Migrant Stock in Latin American and Caribbean Countries 
Victoria Prieto (Population Program UDELAR, Uruguay)
May 4, 2022 More

Human-Human and Human-Mosquito Networks: Inferring Degree Distributions and Assessing Implications for Disease Dynamics
John Palmer (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
May 3, 2022 More

A Critical Perspective on Measurement in Digital Trace Data and Machine Learning, and Implications for Demography
Momin M. Malik (Mayo Clinic's Center for Digital Health)
April 26, 2022 More

Network Stability and Threats to Self and Others
Liann Tucker (Duke University and IMPRS-PHDS)
April 19, 2022 More

Functional Concurrent Regression with Compositional Covariates to Study the Time-Varying Effect of Causes of Death on Human Longevity
Emanuele Giovanni Depaoli (University of Padova)
April 12, 2022 More

A Hot Topic in Hot Times: Studying the Dynamics of Public Attention and Media Coverage of Climate Change
Silvia Pianta (European University Institute, Florence)
March 22, 2022 More

Online Social Integration of Migrants: Evidence from Twitter
Jisu Kim (MPIDR)
March 15, 2022 More

Insights in the Relationship of Science and Society Based on Altmetrics Data: Three Exemplary Studies
Lutz Bornmann (Max Planck Society)
March 8, 2022 More

Who Will Remember COVID-19? Demographic Memory after a Global Pandemic
Mallika Snyder (University of California, Berkeley)
March 1, 2022 More

Polarized Social Media Users or Polarized Ads? Mechanisms That Shape the Sample Composition in Social Media Recruited Surveys
Zaza Zindel, Simon Kühne (Bielefeld University)
February 16, 2022 More

EU-15 Immigrants Language Acquisition on Twitter
Sofia Gil-Clavel (MPIDR)
February 8, 2022 More

Modeling Human Mobility Patterns from Big Geodata
Yihong Yuan (Texas State University)
January 18, 2022 More

Seminar Talks 2021

The Interplay Between Refugee Inflows and Media Coverage in Determining Attitudes Towards Immigrants in Germany
Chia-Jung Tsai (MPIDR)
November 23, 2021 More

Original Time-Use Data Collection and the COVID-19 Pandemic
R. Gordon Rinderknecht (MPIDR)
November 16, 2021 More

Safer if Connected? Mobile Technology and Intimate Partner Violence
Luca Maria Pesando (McGill University)
November 11, 2021 More

Estimating Digital Gender Gaps in China Using Sina Weibo Audience Estimates
Ole Hexel (MPIDR)
October 26, 2021 More

When do Parents Bury a Child? Uncertainty of Offspring Loss Across the Demographic Transition
Diego Alburez-Gutierrez (MPIDR)
October 19, 2021 More

Voting for Tomorrow: Climate Change, Environmental Concern, and Green Voting
Raya Muttarak (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital)
October 13, 2021 More

Sibling Availability and Adult Subjective Well-being: The Demographic Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy
Haowei Wang (Pennsylvania State University)
September 21, 2021 More

Mixed-Methods Research into Migration and Mobility
Miranda Lubbers (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
June 15, 2021 More

Openness to Migrate Internationally for a Job: Evidence from LinkedIn Data
Sarah Johnson (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)
June 1, 2021 More

The Genetic Architecture of Human Longevity Using Massive Scale Crowd Sourcing of Web 2.0 Data
Yaniv Erlich (Eleven Therapeutics & MyHeritage.com)
May 26, 2021 More

Extreme Temperatures, Birth Outcomes, and Socioeconomic Heterogeneity
Risto Conte Keivabu (European University Institute, Fiesole)
May 20, 2021 More

Revealing Semantic and Emotional Structure of Suicide Notes with Cognitive Network Science
Sofia Teixeira (Hospital da Luz Learning Health, Luz Saúde)
May 18, 2021 More

COVID-19 Related Bereavement and Mental Health: Demographic Insights and Applications
Ashton Verdery (Pennsylvania State University, State College)
May 12, 2021 More

The Penalized Likelihood for Detecting Mortality Deceleration
Silvio Cabral Patricio (Autonomous University of Barcelona and MPIDR)
April 20, 2021

Progress and Puzzles in the Study of Migration Aspirations
Kerilyn Schewel (University of Amsterdam)
April 14, 2021 More

Demographic Change and Development from Crowdsourced Genealogies in Early Modern Europe
Guillaume Blanc (Brown University)
April 7, 2021 More

Sexuality Education in the Digital Age
Emmanuel Olamijuwon (University of Witwatersrand)
March 17, 2021 More

Predicting Global Migration with Social Media Data: Potential and Limits
Jordan Klein (Princeton University)
March 9, 2021 More

Inoculating Against an Infodemic: COVID-19 News, Social Media, and Misinformation
Anatoliy Gruzd (Ryerson University, Canada)
March 2, 2021 More

Residential Decisions of High-skilled Migrants: Barcelona’s Case
Gonzalo Garcia (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona)
February 23, 2021 More

Machine-Assisted Human Decision Making
Nina Grgić-Hlača (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
February 2, 2021 More

Harnessing the Potential of Big Data for Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Intimate Partner Violence in Italy
Valentina Rotondi (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland)
January 12, 2021 More

Seminar Talks 2020

Can Technology Help Address Loneliness in Later Life? Lessons Learned from Research in Sensitive Settings
Barbara B. Neves  (Monash University, Australia)
November 24, 2020 More

Multigenerational Social Mobility: A Demographic Approach
Xi Song (University of Pennsylvania)
November 17, 2020 More

Regional Mortality Analysis during the Outbreak of COVID-19: Two Case Studies
Ugofilippo Basellini (MPIDR)
October 21, 2020 More

Human Mobility: from Data to Models and Back
Luca Pappalardo (University of Pisa)
October 20, 2020 More

Measuring the Mobility of Researchers Using Data on Scholarly Publications
Vincent Larivière (Université de Montréal)
October 14, 2020 More

Stratifying Disaster: State Aid, Institutional Processes, and Inequality in American Communities
Ethan Raker (Harvard University)
October 7, 2020 More

Monitoring Psychological Processes Underpinning Mental Disorders using Social Media Data
Lucia Lushi Chen (University of Edinburgh)
September 30, 2020 More

How Much Do Gender and Party Matter when US Representatives Collaborate?
Zachary P. Neal (Michigan State University)
August 18, 2020 More

Supporting Youth and Family Wellbeing in Digital Environments: Key Opportunities and Challenges
Katie Davis (University of Washington)
July 21, 2020 More

Deadly Variation: The Effect of Temperature Variability on Mortality
Isabel Hovdahl (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
June 30, 2020 More

The Sandwich Generation: A Family Recipe
Diego Alburez-Gutierrez (MPIDR)
June 9, 2020 More

Using Machine Learning and Twitter Data to Profile Attitudes Towards Immigration
Francisco Rowe (University of Liverpool)
March 10, 2020 More

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.