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Cimentada Baez, Jorge

Jorge Cimentada Baez
Research Fellow


Jorge Cimentada is a computational social scientist with a PhD in Sociology from Pompeu Fabra University. He belongs to the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) and is currently working in the private sector as a data scientist. His main research interests are the applications of machine learning for social science problems, statistical software development and social science methodology as applied to big data. He's substantive interests include social mobility, social inequality and the impact of COVID-19 on society. You can read more about his recent work, publications and general blogs posts at his website. If you wish to contact him, send him an email to [email protected], through his Github profile.


Recent work

Perrotta, D., Grow, A., Rampazzo, F., Cimentada, J., Del Fava, E., Gil-Clavel, S., & Zagheni, E. (2020). Behaviors and attitudes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from a cross-national Facebook survey. medRxiv.

Grow A, Perrotta D, Del Fava E, Cimentada J, Rampazzo F, Gil-Clavel S, Zagheni E Addressing Public Health Emergencies via Facebook Surveys: Advantages, Challenges, and Practical Considerations J Med Internet Res 2020;22(12):e20653



Esping-Andersen, G. & Cimentada, J., Ability and Mobility: Cognitive Skills and Life Course Destinies (2017) - Social Science Research (revise and resubmit)


Research projects 

"European Social Survey (ESS)-ERIC". (2008 - ongoing). Core Scientific Team. PI: Dr. Wiebke Weber. Additional information

"Stratified Family Dynamics: Polarizing trends in couple behaviour and parenting" (2016-2017) PI: Gøsta Esping-Andersen