June 21, 2016 – Choosing the right home location definition method for the given dataset

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Date: June 21, 2016

Presenter: Dr. Iva Bojic

Supervisor: Prof. Carlo RATTI


Abstract: Ever since first mobile phones equipped with Global Position System (GPS) came to the market, knowing the exact user location has become a holy grail of almost every service that lives in the digital world. Starting with the idea of location based services, nowadays it is not enough to know user location in form of latitude longitude coordinates provided by GPS devices, but also to give a place its meaning (i.e. semantically label it), in particular detecting the most probable home location for the given user. In this lecture we will provide novel insights on differences among the ways how different types of human digital trails represent the actual mobility patterns and therefore the differences between the approaches interpreting those trails for inferring said patterns.