Algorithms for urban simulation.


Fall 2015-Spring 2016, Research MIT Media Lab City Science Group
  • Data Visualization
  • Algorithms
  • Data Analysis
  • Research

I developed algorithms and furthered data visualizations for the Andorra project in the Changing Places Group. Took Call Detail Record (CDR) data and helped develop a voronoi algorithm to better distribute flows of people in more realistic ways based off the data and urban structure of the city. Improved data visualization for the software and integrated my algorithm. Integrated a graphical user interface structure so users could control the demo with buttons.

Paper: Analysis of Tourism Dynamics and Special Events through Mobile Phone Metadata. Y. Leng, A. Noriaga, A. Pentland, I. Winder, N. Lutz, L. Alonso. Accepted to Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange, 2016.

Flows before my algorithm, coming from cell towers:

After, more realistic, coming from amenities: