CS Forum: "High-Resolution Social Networks from Wearable Sensors" Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation
CS department's public guest lecture, open to everyone free-of-charge.
Dr. Ciro Cattuto
Scientific Director of ISI Foundation
Host: Talayeh Aledavood
Time: 11:15 (coffee at 11:00)
Venue: T5, CS building
High-Resolution Social Networks from Wearable Sensors
Digital technologies provide the opportunity to quantify specific human behaviors with unprecedented levels of detail and scale. Personal electronic devices and wearable sensors, in particular, can be used to map the network structure of human close-range interactions to support research in epidemiology, social science, and more. This talk will review the experience of the SocioPatterns collaboration, an international effort aimed at measuring and modeling human and animal social networks using wearable proximity sensors. We will discuss measurement experiences in diverse environments such as schools, hospitals, and low-resource rural settings. We will illustrate the network structures observed in empirical data, reflect on challenges such as generalization and data incompleteness, and review modeling approaches based on ideas from network science, epidemiology and computer science.
Dr. Ciro Cattuto is the Scientific Director of ISI Foundation. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Perugia, Italy and has carried out interdisciplinary research on complex systems at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA, at the Enrico Fermi Center and Sapienza University in Rome, and at the Frontier Research System of RIKEN in Japan. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Torino and at Sapienza University, and an editorial board member of the EPJ Data Science and Nature Scientific Data journals. His research spans network science, computational social science and digital epidemiology, focusing in particular on the study of human close-range proximity networks.
Dr. Ciro Cattuto acts as an opponent of Talayeh Aledavood's PhD thesis "Temporal patterns of human behavior" on 5 December 2017 at 12 noon at lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.