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 involves leveraging concepts from computer science, statistics and economics to study complex social systems.

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

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

Full papers list

Recent talks

  • 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


  • 06/14 - 09/14: I was a research intern at Telefonica Research Barcelona (Spain)!

  • 02/14: Our work on Airbnb was featured in the New York Times Bits blog, The Athlantic Cities, Boston Globe Ideas blog, Huffingtonpost and more! See above for some of the links to the articles.


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