Xiao Wen Ruan

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This paper investigates how digital traces of people's movements and activities in the physical world (e.g., at college campuses and commutes) may be used to detect local, short-lived events in various urban spaces. Past work that use occupancy-related features can only identify high-intensity events (those that cause large-scale disruption in visit(More)
Activity inference is a key to the development of various ubiquitous computing applications. Here, we observe that users perform several actions in their mobile phone: take photos, perform check-in, and access Wi-Fi networks. These behaviors generate spatial-temporal data that could be utilized to capture user activities. Hence, three features are extracted(More)
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