EVENT: Human Mobility Modeling from Cellular Network Data, Ramon Caceres, ATT Labs
|October 26, 2012|
|6:30 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Human Mobility Modeling from Cellular Network Data
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.
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.