Seminar: “From movement data to understanding indoor and outdoor human mobility” by Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, University of Auckland
“From movement data to understanding indoor and outdoor human mobility”, Guest seminar by Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, University of Auckland
Speaker: Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, University of Auckland
Date and time: Thursday 21st November, 1PM to 2 PM
Venue: Old Engineering, Theatre A1 (Room 107), Parkville, The University of Melbourne.
Chair: Prof. Stephan Winter
Human mobility is vital for understanding expansion processes in urban areas, the establishment of transportation services and the spatial distribution of facilities. Until recently, exploring human mobility in detail was challenging because personal trip data collection methods consisted of expensive and time-consuming methods. The development of sensors such as GPS trackers, bio-loggers or other wearable devices equipped with various sensors that capture movement data in real-time and at detailed spatial and temporal scales has transformed our ability to collect mobility data. However, even though GPS trackers or life-loggers record an individual’s location and movement very accurately, they do not record essential characteristics of travel behaviour such as travel mode or trip purpose.
In this seminar, I will talk about enhancing raw movement trajectories in order to uncover these mobility characteristics. Furthermore, I will explain how to use the wearable sensor data to identify indoor movement patterns.
Dr Sila-Nowicka is Lecturer in GIScience at the School of Environment, The University of Auckland. She has a PhD in Geoinformatics from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a masters in Geodesy and Cartography from Wroclaw University, Poland. In her recent research she investigates the use of data collected on urban mobility for smart city applications.
All are welcome, no registration!