Migration Studies

We try to estimate flows and stocks from available data in real time, by building models that map observed measures extracted from unconventional data sources to official data. Since migration might generate cultural changes on the local and incoming population, we evaluate the migrants integration in new communities through social network and retail data analysis. Furthermore, SoBigData.it supports datajournalism projects on migration. We partner with the team of “Demal Te Niew”, the webdocumentary on migration between Italy and Senegal published on L’Espresso and El Pais.
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Matteo Bohm was born in Rome (Italy) in 1994. He graduated in Statistics, Economics and Society in 2016 at Sapienza University of Rome, where he also took his Master degree in Statistics and Decision Sciences in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D fellow in Data Science at Sapienza, and a visiting fellow at the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDD) at ISTI - CNR, in Pisa (Italy). His research interests are on human mobility and migration models, in particular when environment and climate change factors are involved.
Laura Pollacci is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDDLab), a joint research group of the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa and the University of Pisa. Born in Viareggio (LU) in Italy on 28th April 1988, she studied arts and graphics at the Liceo Artistico Passaglia of Lucca in the Experimental and Visual Ambiental course. In 2015 and 2014, she graduated cum laude in Digital Humanities (MS and BS) at the University of Pisa. Both theses have been developed in the Computational Linguistics area at CoLingLab (Computational Linguistic Laboratory). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a thesis on the conjunct usage of Big Data and Sentiment Analysis for the study of Human Migration at the University of Pisa. Her research interests lie in the area of Social Network Analysis and Visual Analytics for Social Mining, Human Migration, and Sentiment Analysis.