spatial networks

large-scale geolocalized social networks

connections of urban areas

In multiple projects with ANET and NETI Lab members I work with large scale geolocated network data to uncover the connections of urban areas. We combine data on online social connections, mobility and physical infrastructure to understand how human activities connect locations inside cities. Research articles are on their way.

Twitter connections between census tracts of the Boston metropolitan area

geography of individual social networks

In ongoing projects we work with detailed spatial social network data at the individual level. More precisely, we use Twitter data to understand how home/work location and urban commuting influence the social network of individuals. Multiple papers coming soon.

Home location of a focal user and home of his/her friends (Twitter ego network)