Programme and Presentation Slides

Research workshop on


Demographic Research in the Digital Age


Denver (Colorado), United States, 25 April 2018, 1-5pm.

Sheraton Denver Downtown 



This Research Workshop, organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes, is a side event at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, taking place in Denver, CO, 26-28 April 2018.


Welcome and Introductions

Emilio Zagheni (U. of Washington and MPIDR)

PART I - Demographic and Network-based models


Keynote Presentation: Estimating Internet Adoption around the World using a Sample of Facebook Users

Dennis Feehan (UC Berkeley)

Tutorial: Getting started with network methods for estimation of demographic quantities

Dennis Feehan (UC Berkeley)

PART II – Contributed papers


Citizen science for demography: new techniques for digital data collection

Evan Roberts (U. of Minnesota)

What can Facebook Advertising Data Tell Us about Male Fertility Rates?

Francesco Rampazzo (U. of Southampton); Francesco Billari (Bocconi University); Maria Rita Testa (Wittgenstein Center); Ingmar Weber (QCRI); Emilio Zagheni (U. of Washington and MPIDR)

Extending the Demography of Sexuality with Digital Trace Data

Connor Gilroy (U. of Washington); Ridhi Kashyap (U. of Oxford)

Automatically assembling a full census of an academic field

Allison Morgan (U. of Colorado, Boulder); Samuel Way (U. of Colorado, Boulder); Aaron Clauset (U. of Colorado, Boulder)

Regularities in Patterns of Human Population Movement at Different Time Scales

Lee Fiorio (U. of Washington); Emilio Zagheni (U. of Washington and MPIDR); Guy Abel (ADRI and Wittgenstein Centre); Johnathan Hill (U. of Washington); Gabriel Pestre (Data-Pop Alliance); Emmanuel Letouze (Data-Pop Alliance); Jixuan Cai (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Demographic Variation in Pickup Lines (and their Probabilities of Success)

Jeffrey Lockhart (U. of Michigan); Elizabeth Bruch (U. of Michigan).