Category: Research

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Via Catalana from the Twittersphere

Joint work by Manuel García-Herranz, Department of Computer Science, Universidad Autonóma de Madrid Manuel Cebrián, National Information and Communications Technology Australia, University of Melbourne Esteban Moro, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid While public demonstrations are Social Science’s most important and studied phenomena, they are also the most mysterious and poorly understood ones. Demonstrations trigger new social movements,...

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Are you a social keeper or a social explorer?

In our last (just accepted) paper “Limited communication capacity unveils strategies for human interaction” [link] we have found that we humans have different social strategies when we communicate/interact with people. Specifically, the sociability of a person (the total number of contacts in a time interval) which is usually taken as the connectivity in the social network is actually the result...

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The predictability of consumer visitation patterns

Coco Krumme, Alejandro Llorente, Manuel Cebrian, Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland & Esteban Moro, Sci. Rep. 3, 1645; DOI:10.1038/srep01645 (2013). [link] Abstract We consider hundreds of thousands of individual economic transactions to ask: how predictable are consumers in their merchant visitation patterns? Our results suggest that, in the long-run, much of our seemingly elective activity is actually highly predictable. Notwithstanding a wide range...

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Limited communication capacity unveils strategies for human interaction

Giovanna Miritello, Rubén Lara, Manuel Cebrián and Esteban Moro Scientific Reports 3, 1950 (2013) [link] Abstract Social connectivity is the key process that characterizes the structural properties of social networks and in turn processes such as navigation, influence or information diffusion. Since time, attention and cognition are inelastic resources, humans should have a predefined strategy to manage their social interactions over...

Ph.D. offer… interested? 0

Ph.D. offer… interested?

Our research group is looking for Ph.D. candidates. Here is the announcement We offer contracts to work for a Ph.D. within the project MOSAICO (Modelling, Analysis and Simulations of Complex Systems). Candidates must have a degree in physics, math or related disciplines with outstanding marks. Info on the research lines is available from http://www.gisc.es and work will be carried out...