Human Dynamics: From Human Mobility to Predictability
published: Oct. 3, 2011, recorded: September 2011, views: 4411
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A range of applications, from predicting the spread of human and electronic viruses to city planning and resource management in mobile communications, depend on our ability to understand human activity patterns. I will discuss recent effort to explore human activity patterns, using the mobility of individuals as a proxy.
As an application, I will show that by measuring the entropy of each individual’s trajectory, we find can explore the underlying predictability of human mobility, raising fundamental questions on how predictable we really are. I will also discuss the interplay between human mobilty, social links, and the predictive power of data mining.
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