Keyang Zhang

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With the ever-increasing urbanization process, systematically modeling people’s activities in the urban space is being recognized as a crucial socioeconomic task. This task was nearly impossible years ago due to the lack of reliable data sources, yet the emergence of geo-tagged social media (GTSM) data sheds new light on it. Recently, there have been(More)
Understanding human mobility is of great importance to various applications, such as urban planning, traffic scheduling, and location prediction. While there has been fruitful research on modeling human mobility using tracking data (e.g., GPS traces), the recent growth of geo-tagged social media (GeoSM) brings new opportunities to this task because of its(More)
Spatiotemporalactivity modeling is an important task for applications like tour recommendation and place search. The recently developed geographical topic models have demonstrated compelling results in using geo-tagged social media (GTSM) for spatiotemporal activity modeling. Nevertheless, they all operate in batch and cannot dynamically accommodate the(More)
With the urbanization process worldwide, modeling the dynamics of people’s activities in urban environments has become a crucial socioeconomic task. We present Urbanity, a novel system that leverages geo-tagged social media streams for modeling urban dynamics. Urbanity automatically discovers the spatial and temporal hotspots where people’s activities(More)
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