Sofia Gil-Clavel

Postdoctoral researcher


Sofia Gil-Clavel is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Multi Actor Systems, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. She is simultaneously finalizing a PhD in Computational Social Science at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the University of Groningen.

Before moving to Europe, she was head of the Demographic Research department of the National Population Counsil of Mexico. Sofia holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Mexican Center of Mathematical Research. She also studied Actuarial Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

At the Center for Social Complexity of Climate Change, Sofia works on the joint use of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Statistics, and Population Science to disentangle the micro and macro level mechanisms that incentivize human transformational adaptation to climate change.

Sofia is a DataViz lover; she is one of those researchers that spend too much time playing around with ggplot in R or seaborn in Python.


Big Data30%
Natural Language Processing30%


2018 - 2022
PhD - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research & University of Groningen
2017 - 2018
Head of Demographic Department - Mexican National Population Council
2015 - 2017
Master of Science with specialization on Computing and Industrial Mathematics - Center of Mathematics Research (CIMAT), Mexico
2014 - 2015
Research Assistant - El Colegio de Mexico
2009 - 2014
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science - National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)