Category: Science

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Netmob 2015

I had the pleasure to organize last edition of Netmob at MIT Media Lab (together with Sandy Pentland, Vincent Blondel and Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye). Netmob is the primary conference in the analysis of those datasets in social, urban, societal and industrial problems. Netmob 2015 also hosted the final part of the D4D Challenge by Orange. They were 3 amazing days of...

Best papers of the 2013. What is privacy? 0

Best papers of the 2013. What is privacy?

I have read around 200 papers this year. A large fraction of them were very technical, some reviews and other very fashionable. But among them, I would like to highlight the ones that for me are the best. This is a personal selection and it is based not only on the technical aspects, but more on their impact. Specifically, these...

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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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Time allocation in social networks: correlation between social structure and human communication dynamics

Giovanna Miritello, Rubén Lara, and Esteban Moro Chapter in the book “Temporal Networks”, Springer, 2013. Series: Understanding Complex Systems. Holme, Petter; Saramaki, Jari (Eds.) [pdf] Abstract Recent research has shown the deep impact of the dynamics of human interactions (or temporal social networks) on the spreading of information, opinion formation, etc. In general, the bursty nature of human interactions lowers the...

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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...

La ciencia de la caballería andante 1

La ciencia de la caballería andante

Happy World Book Day La Caballería andante (…) es una ciencia, dijo Don Quijote (…) que encierra en sí todas o las más ciencias del mundo (…) el que la profesa ha de ser jurisperito, y saber las leyes de la justicia distributiva y conmutativa (…) ha de ser teólogo, para saber dar razón de la cristiana ley que profesa...