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Emilio Zagheni

Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

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Emilio Zagheni is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and Affiliate Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Previously, he served as Training Director of CSDE. He received his Ph.D. in Demography (2010) and M.A. in Statistics (2008) from U.C. Berkeley. Zagheni is best known for his work on combining digital trace data and traditional sources to track and understand migrations and to advance population science. In 2016 he received the Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis from the European Association for Population Studies for his role in developing the field of Digital and Computational Demography. Currently, he is a core leader of the training program Population, Health and Data Science in partnership with CSDE and other leading institutions at the forefront of demographic research