Dilek Yildiz joined Vienna Institute of Demography Human Capital Data Lab research group in 2016 as a research scientist. Since 2017, she has also been affiliated with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Population and Just Societies Program. She holds a PhD degree in Social Statistics and Demography from University of Southampton. Previously, she worked as a teaching assistant and as a researcher at University of Southampton. Between 2009 and 2012she worked as a research assistant at Hacettepe University where she completed her MSc in Economic and Social Demography. Her research interests are in developing new demographic methodologies using Bayesian statistics, migration and investigating the use of big data sources.

Areas of Expertise

  • Migration
  • Statistical demography
  • Bayesian statistics

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: dilek.yildiz(at)iiasa.ac.at

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.