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 digital information influences industries and markets. 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.

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

  • Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews
    Davide Proserpio and Georgios Zervas.
    To appear in the 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'15), Portland, Oregon (abstract-only publication).
    Full paper available at SSRN

  • The Impact of the Sharing Economy on the Hotel Industry: Evidence from Airbnb's Entry in Texas
    Georgios Zervas, Davide Proserpio and John W. Byers.
    To appear in the 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'15), Portland, Oregon (abstract-only publication).
    Full paper available at SSRN

  • MobiScore: Towards Universal Credit Scoring from Mobile Data
    Jose San Pedro, Proserpio Davide and Nuria Oliver.
    To appear in the 23rd conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2015), Dublin, Ireland.

Full papers list

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.
    First version: 01/30/2015
    Last revision: 04/12/2015

    Media coverage
    TechCrunch (04/11/15)
    Corriere della Sera, print edition (03/27/15) PDF
    Mashable (02/25/15)
    New York Times (01/30/15)

  • Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews PDF SSRN
    Davide Proserpio and Georgios Zervas.
    First version: 11/09/2014
    Last revision: 04/12/2015

  • 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.
    First version: 12/13/2013
    Last revision: 05/07/2015

    Initial version presented at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE '13), Milan, Italy, December 2013 and at the Ninth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR '13), Lisbon, Portugal, June 2013.

    Media coverage
    New York Times (05/11/15)
    Los Angeles Times (06/11/14)
    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)


Recent talks

  • IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP), London, UK, April 2015
    wPINQ: Differentially-Private Analysis of Weighted Datasets

  • 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

All talks

News


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