Visualization and analysis of human dynamics (from a spatial dimension)

Lecture DEI Series

Date: February 14th

Time: 14:30

Room: I-105

Speaker: José Balsa Barreiro

Affiliation: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


In recent years, the volume of generated data has shown an exponential increase because of the emergence of Big Data and new disruptive technologies such as smartphones, Internet of Things, etc. New information and communication technologies, in addition with an increasing computational capacity to process, store and analyse data, are revolutionising some industries. These (new) technologies have been applicable to most scientific disciplines and research fields, which, together with the increase in computational capacity, has allowed a significant increase in the levels of processing, storage and analysis of data. The access to large amounts of data represents an unprecedented opportunity for more in-depth knowledge of our societies.
This presentation will focus on the analysis and extraction of knowledge from massive volumes of data in various research experiences of the speaker. Among these, it will present some methodologies and results obtained from the processing of naturalistic driving data, point clouds obtained with laser scanning and photogrammetry, etc. Its analysis approach is mainly focused on spatial analysis and the use of GIS mapping tools.

Short Bio

José Balsa Barreiro is Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruna, in Spain and the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy (International Ph.D.). He was postdoc fellow in the Institute for Transport Planning in ETHZ (Zurich), and in the research group of Human Dynamics, in MIT Media Lab (US). Currently he is Professor (PDI) in the Departament of Geography in the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


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