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Computational Demography Working Group


The Computational Demography Working Group (CDWG) at the University of Washington meets weekly to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions of digital and computational approaches to demographic research. The workshop features a range of paper presentations, methods demonstrations, software tutorials and professional development. The CDWG is sponsored by the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), the eScience Institute and OBSSR T32 Grant #1T32HD101442-01. We welcome anyone with interest in computational demography (broadly defined).

CDWG Coordinator

Faculty Advisor
Zack W. Almquist, Associate Professor of Sociology, Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute, and Core Training PI, CSDE.

Graduate Coordinators
Ihsan Kahveci, Graduate Student in Sociology

June Yang, CSDE Computational Demographer


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CDWG will be hybrid in Spring Quarter 2024 on Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 AM, PST

Zoom Registration: Link

Room: Raitt 223 – The Demography Lab

Upcoming Meeting

Quarterly Schedule: Link

In Spring 2024, CDWG is co-hosting weekly seminars with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Researchers from both institutions will meet in hybrid to discuss novel data, methods, and applications of demographic and social science research. Example talks include Collecting Digital Breadcrumbs to Identify Immigrants Online by Dr. Jisu Kim, and From Job Descriptions to Occupations: New Natural Language Processing Models for Automated Coding by Jiahui Xu. Please refer to the Quarter Schedule for the full list of speakers.