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Human Dynamics: From Human Mobility to Predictability

  • Albert-László Barabási
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6911)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Resource Management Data Mining Predictive Power Mobile Communication Network Research 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert-László Barabási
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Complex Networks ResearchNortheastern UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineHarvard UniversityUSA

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