Dr. Tuba Bircan is a guest professor and the research coordinator at the Interface Demography, at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). She holds BSc and MSc in Statistics and PhD in Social and Political Sciences. Her research interests are mainly migration, equal opportunities, refugees, (public) perception, and social policies. She is particularly specialised in the quantitative methodologies, advanced statistical models in social sciences and working on the use of big data in migration research. She has profound experience in the EU projects since the 6th Frame Programme as a researcher and an evaluator.