Contrasting social and non-social sources of predictability in human mobility

  title={Contrasting social and non-social sources of predictability in human mobility},
  author={Zexun Chen and Sean Kelty and Brooke Foucault Welles and James P. Bagrow and Ronaldo Parente de Menezes and Gourab Ghoshal},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Social structures influence human behavior, including their movement patterns. Indeed, latent information about an individual’s movement can be present in the mobility patterns of both acquaintances and strangers. We develop a “colocation” network to distinguish the mobility patterns of an ego’s social ties from those not socially connected to the ego but who arrive at a location at a similar time as the ego. Using entropic measures, we analyze and bound the predictive information of an… 
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