Welcome to the Urban Computing Lab at the University of Maryland!

We focus on modeling our cities through digital footprints of human activity. Our objective is to understand human behavior in urban environments using crowdsourced mobile and ubiquitous data. We develop computational tools that combine data mining and machine learning techniques to tackle urgent urban challenges in areas such as disaster management or transportation alternatives. 

07/01/17: We presented a long paper at WebSci, congrats Lingzi!
04/05/17: We are presenting two papers at NetMob
04/01/17: Lingzi has accepted the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship in Atlanta!
03/10/16: Paper accepted at MDM, Congrats Jay!
11/12/15: Paper accepted at AAAI, Congrats Lingzi!
06/01/15: Paper accepted at ICWSM, Congrats Gaurav!
01/01/14: Our work on Twitter and urban planning in Phys.org
10/29/14: Our H1N1 work and its potential impact on Ebola in The Economist