[Dmbu-l] A tale of 2 continents and 4 cities on the influence of mobility patterns and social ties on ride-sharing. Friday @ 11AM, MCS 148

Charalampos Mavroforakis cmav at bu.edu
Tue Nov 12 10:10:32 EST 2013


Hi all,

Here are the details for this Friday's talk.

*Title: *A tale of 2 continents and 4 cities on the influence of mobility
patterns and social ties on ride-sharing
*Speaker: *Blerim Cici, UC Irvine

*Abstract *
Ride-sharing on the daily home-work-home commute can help individuals save
on gasoline and other car-related costs, while at the same time reduce
traffic and pollution. Though, despite many efforts to promote
ride-sharing, e.g. parking privileges, the vast majority of commuters
prefer to ride alone. This lack of success has led many to doubt that the
mobility patterns of individuals and the layout of today's cities exhibit
enough route overlap for ride-sharing to work. In this talk I will present
a quantitative study of the potential of ride-sharing in two European and
two US cities based on mobility data extracted from 3G Call Description
Records (CDRs) and Online Social Networks (OSN) geo-tagging.

*Bio*
Blerim Cici received his B.S. from Athens University of Economics
and Business (AUEB), and his M.S. from UC Irvine. He is currently a Ph.D.
candidate at UC Irvine, working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou. His research
interests include intelligent transportations and analysis of mobile phone
data, as well as cooperative mobile devices and Network Coding.




- Harry
http://cs-people.bu.edu/cmav/
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