Despite conducting a thorough Google search implementing all the tips provided in answers to this question, I still haven't managed to find a single active research group (at a university, or a public research institute) that focuses on credit scoring based on alternative data. (By alternative data I mostly refer to mobile phone data, psychometrics-related data, social network data, digital footprint data etc - virtually anything besides traditional credit history data provided by credit bureaus).
I did manage to find the famous Entrepreneurial Finance lab at Harvard University, however, they don't seem to be active or publishing anymore since they started an extremely successful spin-off company.
There seem to be many startups focusing on alternative data based credit scoring but their technology is of course proprietary and I can't find any relevant papers.
So what I'm looking for is a) tips on how to find relevant research groups given the circumstances outlined above or* b) a name or even better, a list of names of research groups/labs focusing on alternative data based credit scoring. (I'm doing some background reading before officially starting my PhD studies)
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EDIT: After taking into account Flyto's comment I've changed the question title in order to adhere to the policy.