The agenda for the seminar this week are listed below:

Title: Urban Vibes and Rural Charms: Analysis of Geographic Diversity in Mobile Service Usage at National Scale

In this talk, I will discuss our recent investigations of spatial patterns that emerge in mobile service consumption at the national scale (France). Our findings include (i) the demand for popular mobile services is fairly uniform across the whole country, and only a reduced set of peculiar services yields geographic diversity; (ii) even for such distinguishing services, the spatial heterogeneity of demands is limited, and a small set of consumption behaviors is sufficient to characterize most of the mobile service usage across the country; (iii) the spatial distribution of these behaviors correlates well with the urbanization level, ultimately suggesting that the adoption of geographically-diverse mobile applications is linked to a dichotomy of cities and rural areas. We derive our results leveraging an approach rooted in information theory that can be readily applied to other scenarios. This presentation is based on the paper accepted for publication at The Web Conference 2019.

Venue: Eng: 3.71 (Engineering Building)

Time and Date: 2 to 3 PM, Monday, 27th February 2019.

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Seminar by Rajkarn Singh