24 febbraio, YUFE Alumni event-Understanding urban resilience through behavioral mobility data

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 16:30h (UTC+01:00)


Two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The economic and social progress of our urban areas, our institutions and our work depends on the diversity and resilience of the social fabric in cities. Despite their importance, several major forces erode the diversity and strength of those social connections: from income or racial segregation to differences in education and work access.

Esteban Moro (researcher, data scientist and professor at MIT and UC3M) will present a recent work to understand the fragility of the network of social connections in cities through the analysis of behavioral mobility data and its impact in experienced segregation.

Esteban Moro has published extensively throughout his career (more than 100 articles) and have led many projects funded by government agencies and/or private companies. His work lies in the intersection of big data and computational social science, with special attention to human dynamics, collective intelligence, social networks and urban mobility in problems like viral marketing, natural disaster management, or economical segregation in cities. estebanmoro.org