Understanding Human Migration Flows

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The aim of this project is to observe, analyze, understand and possibly predict the patterns of human migration flows. This is a crucial topic in contexts like urban planning, disease spreading and energy consumption. Through the analysis of Big Data on human mobility - GPS traces from cars and mobile phone data - we want to deepen the understanding of general individual mobility patterns, to develop classification models to infer the activities people do in their movements, and build generative mathematical model to simulate, in a realistic manner, the mobility and the migration of individuals.

At the "Measuring Migrations" workshop, a side event of the NTTS2017 conference, Fosca Giannotti, Dino Pedreschi and Alina Sirbu have contributed with a talk titled "Exploring human mobility and migration

Luca Pappalardo talks about the recent publication on Nature at Smart City Radio24.

What were the first “gifts” Christopher Columbus and the other European explorers brought to indigenous people when they landed in the Americas? Don’t try to guess it: epidemics.

A short interview of Dino Pedreschi at Caterpillar.

Start Date
1 January 2013
Internal Project
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR)