I am researcher based at the Asian Demographic Research Institute and IIASA. I am also a Professor in the School of Sociology and Political Science at Shanghai University.

Previously I worked at the Vienna Institute of Demography, the ESRC Centre for Population Change and S3RI at the University of Southampton.

My day-to-day research covers estimating migration and applying statistical methods to better forecast components of population change. This website contains posts mainly related to my research, including some information on my publications and use of R. The site is the successor to my WordPress blog which I had trouble accessing when in China.

  • Statistical Demography
  • Migration
  • R
  • PhD Social Statistics and Demography, 2009

    University of Southampton

  • MSc Social Statistics (Distinction), 2005

    University of Southampton

  • MSc Statistics (Distinction), 2003

    University of Kent

Recent Publications

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(2022). Closing disparities between European sending and receiving international migration flow data. In Regional Studies, Regional Science 9 (1), 523-525..


(2022). Spatio-temporal evolution of migration in China from 1995 to 2015. In Acta Geographica Sinica 77 (2) 411-425..


(2022). Data, Design, and Deep Domain Knowledge: Science-Policy Collaboration to Combat Misinformation on Migration and Migrants. In Harvard Data Science Review Winter 4..


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