Article in El País (in spanish) about the recent one day workshop on the public-private partnerships to exploit the power of big data in our society. Organized by El País, Vodafone Institute and DataPopAlliance. Here is the online version: http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2016/06/03/actualidad/1464954943_672966.html
Yury Kryvasheyeu1, Haohui Chen, Nick Obradovich, Esteban Moro, Pascal Van Hentenryck, James Fowler and Manuel Cebrian, Science Advances 11 Mar 2016: Vol. 2, no. 3, e1500779 [LINK] Summary: Could social media data aid in disaster response and damage assessment? Countries face both an increasing frequency and an increasing intensity of natural disasters resulting from climate change. During such events, citizens turn to...
From the “Small World Experiment” to the “Red Balloon Challenge,” and beyond We live in a small world, right? But the cost and fragility of navigating it could harm any potential strategy to leverage the power of social networks. Read this fascinating story of the research, experiments, and failures in the quest for using social networks to search information/people:
El Mundo “Papel” Magazine published an interview with me about the uses (and abuses) of big data in research/industry. The headline is a little bit controversial, but I talk about many other things like the use of BigData in development, administrations, health and politics. Here is the link
This is a recent article publish in Medium.com by David Martín-Corral, Manuel Cebrián and myself in which we analyze the super-scaling of touristic attraction (number of events) with population. Amazingly we found that the number of events (music/theater/sports/etc.) scales super-linearly with the population of the city. So yes! more people means more fun!
2015 has been an amazing year both on the professional and personal grounds. Here are some of the main things that happened this year: I helped to build up the “Master in Data Science and Big Data in Finance” at the Afi School of Finance. In this first edition we had 18 incredible students and the support from most of the big...