Enrique Frías Martínez-Big Data for Social Good: Modeling Epidemics and Migrations from a Telco Perspective - Descripción
Big Data is emerging as one of the major techonological trends of our time. A large portion of this data is being generated by humans, and particularly through their mobile phones, which have become sensors of human activity. The amount of information generated can be used to study and understand how societies work and to help create new tools and knowledge for social good. This talk will present the trends within Big Data for Social Good and will focus on how it can be used to better model pandemics and characterize human behavior during natural di-sasters. The presentation will highlight opportunities but also challenges that we need to address in order to truly leverage this opportunity.
Enrique Frías Martínez-Big Data for Social Good: Modeling Epidemics and Migrations from a Telco Perspective - Biografía
Enrique Frias-Martinez is a lead researcher in the area of Big Data for Social Good in Telefónica I+D. He has over 10 years of research experience on Big Data related areas, mainly urban computing, smart cities, human mobility and Big Data for Social Good. Before joining Telefónica, Enrique held research positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in the Department of Information Systems & Computing of Brunel University, London, and in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. Enrique received a PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, and a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University, London, U.K. He was the recipient of the Best PhD Thesis Award of the School of Computer Science 2001, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His current research interests focus on developing new services and models from telco data for commercial and social good applications. Enrique is author or co-author of over 100 scientific papers in top ranked journals and conferences and is the sole or joint holder of more than 10 patents.