Daniele Quercia
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 11:00 - 12:30
Informatics Forum (IF-4.31/4.33)

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Quercia's work blends urban computing with social media to create maps that improve our lives and answer fundamental research questions. Can we rethink existing mapping tools [happy-maps]? Is it possible to capture smellscapes of entire cities and celebrate good odors [smelly-maps]? And soundscapes [chatty-maps]? [happy-maps] http://www.ted.com/talks/daniele_quercia_happy_maps [smelly-maps] http://goodcitylife.org/smellymaps/index.html [chatty-maps] http://goodcitylife.org/chattymaps/index.html


Daniele Quercia leads the Social Dynamics group at Bell Labs in Cambridge (UK). He has been named one of Fortune magazine's 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about "happy maps" at TED. His research has been focusing in the area of urban informatics and received best paper awards from Ubicomp 2014 and from ICWSM 2015, and an honourable mention from ICWSM 2013. He was Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs, a Horizon senior researcher at the University of Cambridge, and Postdoctoral Associate at the department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science. web: researchswinger.org