EVENT: Human Mobility Modeling from Cellular Network Data, Ramon Caceres, ATT Labs

October 26, 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm
Human Mobility Modeling from Cellular Network Data

Ramon Caceres
AT&T Labs

Models of human mobility have broad applicability in fields such as 
urban planning, ecology, and epidemiology. Cellular telephone 
networks can shed light on human movements cheaply and on a large 
scale. We have analyzed anonymous cellphone locations to characterize 
how large populations move in metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles
and New York. Our results include measures of how far people travel 
each day and estimates of carbon footprints due to home-to-work 
commutes. We have also developed a synthetic model that generates 
realistic sequences of locations and times for any number of synthetic 
people moving across metropolitan-scale regions. Throughout our
work, we have taken measures to preserve privacy. This talk presents 
an overview of our methodologies and findings.

Bio:
Ramon Caceres is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs. 
His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous computing, human 
mobility, wireless networking, virtualization, security, and privacy. 
He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and holds a Ph.D. from the 
University of California at Berkeley.
Monday, September 10th, 2012
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