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Individual mobility in context: from high resolution trajectories to social behaviour

Alessandretti, L. (2018). Individual mobility in context: from high resolution trajectories to social behaviour. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City, University of London)

Abstract

Understanding human mobility can help creating solutions to society-wide issues, from urban planning and traffic forecasting, to the modelling of epidemics. Existing studies have shown that knowledge on how single individuals take spatial decisions is fundamental for modelling collective mobility patterns. However, individual mobility remains poorly understood, also due to the lack of suitable data. In this thesis, we use novel datasets to characterize and model mobility in relation to other individual aspects: social behaviour, personality, and demographic attributes. Our study focuses on mobility across unprecedented spatial ranges, from ~ 10 m to ~ 10000 Km, and temporal scales, from seconds to years.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: Doctoral Theses
Doctoral Theses > School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Mathematics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20077
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