07 June 2017

Call for applications: Hands-on workshop on demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

From 20 Nov - 1 Dec, Sergei Scherbov will lead a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University. Application deadline: 15 July 2017.

College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University

College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Under the title "Demographic Analysis with Applications to Aging Societies", this course is designed for junior scientists, researchers and graduate students whose field of interest is related to mathematical demography and population studies. It also suits to early-to mid-career professionals working in statistical or research institutes or teaching demographic analysis at universities who wish to strengthen their basic analytical skills and gain knowledge of advanced techniques for demographic analysis.

The hands-on workshop will cover the topics:

  • Population age composition and its measures, period-cohort transformations, introduction to Excel advanced functions;
  • Advanced techniques of data presentation, interactive graphical systems;
  • Life tables and mortality analysis;
  • Fertility measures;
  • Stable populations;
  • Working with large data sets;
  • Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA);
  • New measures of age and aging;
  • Model age patterns of vital rates, mortality, fertility, and migration;
  • Population projections, parameterized population projections;
  • Introduction to R for demographers;
  • Country case studies on aging

The event is organized and funded by IIASA's Reaging project in collaboration with the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, and will take place from 20 November - 1 December 2017 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Limited funding will be available for 10-15 participants on a competitive basis, based on merit and need. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate so on the application form and provide a letter of motivation why it should be you who receives this funding (max. 1 page).

Workshop applicants are asked to fill in and return 1) the application form, 2) questionnaire, 3) their CV and 4) a motivation letter (only if seeking funding from the organizers) to by July 15, 2017.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified about the outcome by August 18, 2017. Kindly note that there may be a quota for the number of participants.

More information and registration for the workshop please download the application flyer.

About Sergei Scherbov

As one of the world's leading experts in computer application of demography, Sergei Scherbov has had a strong impact on advanced techniques for demographic analysis and has repeatedly been invited to give similar courses at institutes all around the world. Together with Warren C. Sanderson, Dr Scherbov has developed new methods of the analysis of aging that take characteristic of people into account. Their research has been published in major scientific journals, including Nature and Science. Scherbov is also a winner of a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to study, among other things, the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity. 

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Sergei Scherbov

Principal Research Scholar and Project Leader Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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