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05 November / / Media
Video of my talk “your data, our society” given at #sngular810, the S|ngular presentation event celebrated in Madrid in Oct. 2015. In my talk I show the uses of bigdata at different scales of resolution to understand our society.
13 October / / Publications
Authors:Talayeh Aledavood , Eduardo López, Sam G. B. Roberts, Felix Reed-Tsochas, Esteban Moro, Robin I. M. Dunbar, Jari Saramäki Journal: PLoS ONE 10(9), e0138098 (2015) LINK Abstract: Circadian rhythms are known to be important drivers of human activity and the recent availability of electronic records of human behaviour has provided fine-grained data of temporal patterns of activity on a large scale. Further, questionnaire studies have identified important individual differences in circadian rhythms, with people broadly categorised into morning-like or evening-like individuals.
24 September / / Media
Video of my talk “Nowcasting. Sociedades para nuevas formas de organización” in the conference “Tecnología e Innovación para el Desarrollo” at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Authors:Jari Saramaki, Esteban Moro Journal: Eur. Phys. J. B (2015) 88: 164 LINK | **arXiv Abstract: Big Data on electronic records of social interactions allow approaching human behaviour and sociality from a quantitative point of view with unforeseen statistical power. Mobile telephone Call Detail Records (CDRs), automatically collected by telecom operators for billing purposes, have proven especially fruitful for understanding one-to-one communication patterns as well as the dynamics of social networks that are reflected in such patterns.
Authors:Alejandro Llorente, Manuel García-Herránz, Manuel Cebrián and Esteban Moro Journal: PLoS ONE 10(5): e0128692 (2014) LINK Summary: Publicly available social media data can be used to quantify deviations from typical patterns of behavior and uncover how these deviations signal the socio-economical status of regions. Using data from geolocalized Twitter messages, we find that unemployment is correlated with technology adoption, daily activity, diversity in mobility patterns and correctness in communication style.
14 April / / Science
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 theD4D Challenge by Orange. They were 3 amazing days of applications and analysis of mobile phone datasets, preceded by one-day school and 3 days Hackathon.
08 January / / Photos
Some pictures about different things that happen in 2014 Sobre los rumores que se propagan en Twitter a raíz de lo que pasó en Canarias con el supuesto avión amerizado Jornada 25 Aniversario del Instituto de Ingeniería del COnocimiento, Madrid, 11 Junio de 2014
03 November / / Publications
Authors:Svetozar Nesic, Rodolfo Cuerno, and Esteban Moro Journal: Physical Review Letters 113, 180602 (2014) LINK Summary We study the dynamics of three-dimensional Fisher fronts in the presence of density fluctuations. To this end we simulate the Fisher equation subject to stochastic internal noise, and study how the front moves and roughens as a function of the number of particles in the system, N. Our results suggest that the macroscopic behaviour of the system is driven by the microscopic dynamics at its leading edge where number fluctuations are dominated by rare events.
14 May / / Media
Entrevista en el programa “La noche en Vela” de Radio Nacional de España sobre nuestro estudio de sensores en las redes sociales [iframe frameborder=“0” src=“http://www.rtve.es/drmn/embed/audio/2562847" name=“Sistemas para predecir las tendencias de las redes sociales” scrolling=“no” style=“width:100%;height:150px;left:0;top:0;overflow:hidden;” ] Sistemas para predecir las tendencias de las redes sociales
13 May / / Media
Interview in the COPE radio station about our work on using friends as sensors to detect global information outbreaks [iframe src=“http://vod.cope.es/audio/2014/05/02/audio_13989914248167823110.mp3" width=“425” height=“65” frameborder=“0” scrolling=“no”]