Published On: 20 April, 20231 min read

EVICT Talk with Dr. Wellington Migliari and Lluc Font-Pomarol – On Housing and Data Science

April 13th, 2023

About the speakers

Dr. Migliari presented his work on homelessness in Brazil, with a particular focus on the data analysis techniques used, and the process of aggregating the data into a reader-friendly format. The talk delved into the correlations between homelessness and other social factors in Brazil and presented several starting points for data analysis and ‘right to housing’ research in Europe.

Lluc Font-Pomarol is a PhD candidate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and presented his paper ‘Socially disruptive periods and topics from information-theoretical analysis of judicial decisions’ written together with Angelo Piga, Rosa Maria Garcia-Teruel, Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Marta Sales-Pardo & Roger Guimerà. The paper utilized an information-theoretic methodology to quantitatively track trends and shifts in the evolution of large corpora of judicial decisions. When applied to a corpus of decisions in the field of housing, periods can be detected in which disruptive topics arise and are subsequently interpreted in terms of the role played by legislative changes, landmark decisions, and the influence of social movements.

The EVICT Bi-monthly Talk Series takes place every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 – 5:00 PM CET (Amsterdam / Berlin / Paris).

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