Davide Proserpio

I am a PhD student in computer science at Boston University. I am advised by Sharon Goldberg and John Byers and I frequently collaborate with Giorgos Zervas.

My research seeks to empirically measure and quantify how online information and Internet marketplaces impact industries and markets. Specifically, a central research problem I am interested in, is how online markets are affecting traditional industries. Most of my work is carried out by conducting empirical analyses using data collected from online marketplaces and leveraging concepts from computer science, statistics, and economics.

Personal Information

Prior to joining Boston University, I was a research assistant at Universidad Carlos III - UC3M (Madrid, Spain) where I worked on topics related to content delivery and protection, digital identity management and network security. I obtained a Master in Engineering degree from UC3M and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in 2010 and a bachelor in telecommunication engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2008.
More information about me can be found in my CV.

Selected Papers

  • Calibrating Data to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis, A Platform for Differentially-Private Analysis of Weighted Datasets VLDB Version Full Version
    Davide Proserpio, Sharon Goldberg and Frank McSherry.
    Very Large Data Bases (VLDB '14), Hangzhou, China, September 2014.
    Project page

Working Papers

  • A First Look at Online Reputation on Airbnb, Where Every Stay is Above Average PDF SSRN
    Georgios Zervas, Davide Proserpio and John W. Byers.

    Media coverage
    New York Times (01/30/15)
    Corriere della Sera, print edition (03/27/15) PDF

  • Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews PDF SSRN
    Davide Proserpio and Georgios Zervas.

  • The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry PDF SSRN
    Georgios Zervas, Davide Proserpio and John W. Byers.
    Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE '13), Milan, Italy, December 2013.

    An earlier version of this work was presented at the Ninth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR '13), Lisbon, Portugal, June 2013.

    Media coverage
    The Economist (04/26/14)
    Hotels News Now (02/14/14)
    The Athlantic Cities (02/10/14)
    Huffingtonpost (02/09/14, in Spanish, thanks Lucia!)
    New York Times Bits blog (02/05/14)
    Boston Globe Ideas Blog (01/13/14)

Full papers list

Recent talks

  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University College London, London (UK), April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews.

  • Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group Seminar, Cambridge University, Cambridge (UK), April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews.

  • Computational Social Science Institute, UMass Amherst (US), January 2015.
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews.

  • Two Sigma, New York City (US), December 2014.
    The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry.

  • Network Research Group Boston University, Boston (US), November 2014.
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews.

All talks

News

Contact

Boston University
Department of Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall, MCS 136
Boston, MA 02215.
Email: dproserp at cs dot bu dot edu