Making Big Data work: Smart, Sustainable, and Safe Cities
The exponential growth in streams of data sensing real world situations and human behaviors - including call detail records (CDRs), social media data (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), traffic data, spending data, government data, satellite data, and others - provides opportunities for carrying out new research and to deal with fundamental problems such as urban planning, healthy living, epidemic prediction, crime prediction, emergency response planning, social dynamics understanding, etc. This thematic series focuses on analyzing the “digital breadcrumbs” people leave behind as they go about their daily lives to dynamically model aggregate human behavior and to learn how a society emerges from these “micro” interactions and how it evolves over time.
Edited by: Fabrizio Antonelli, Bruno Lepri, Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, Fabio Pianesi