Haodong Qi obtained his Ph.D. from Lund University in 2016. He is an economic demographer well-versed in statistics, machine learning, and data science for social research. Haodong is currently a work package leader in HumMingBird (A Horizon 2020 Project) which aims to improve the mapping and understanding of changing migration flows. He is also the principle investigator of CLIMB (Climate-Induced Migration in Africa and Beyond: Big Data and Predictive Analytics), an international collaborative research jointly funded by the partners of the Belmont Forum: Swedish Research Council, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye, Austrian Science Fund, and US National Science Foundation.