Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Congratulations to Three New CSDE Data Science & Demography Fellows

Posted: 10/1/2021 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE’s T32 Fellowship program has awarded three new 2-year fellowships to pre-doctoral students to advance their research training at the intersection of data science and demography.  The new fellows are Nicholas Irons (Statistics), Aasli Abdi Nur (Sociology), and Leo Stewart (Information Sciences). Nicholas Irons is a statistics PhD student using Bayesian statistics to study the health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of informing public policy. Aasli Abdi Nur will be working on applying data analysis techniques like bibliometric analysis to published literature on the determinants of family planning to understand the state of knowledge in the field. Leo Stewart will be developing demographic and data science methods to represent trans identities by leveraging critical quantitative methods, critical data studies, social network analysis, and empirical work with trans-centric community organizations.  Zack Almquist, CSDE Training Core PI, describes the new fellows additions to the program as rounding out an exciting array of research directions that will advance both demography and data science applications.  For more information about CSDE’s training fellowships visit this page.