Coffee & Data: Urban Analytics

  • Digital Connectivity
    • Coffee & walk-in | Introduction & Chair: Nanda Piersma, Professor by special appointment in Urban Analytics (AUAS-CWI)
    • Speaker 1: Jurjen Helmus, Data Scientist & PhD Candidate (HvA, UvA)
    • Speaker 2: Stevan Rudinac, Assistant Professor (UvA)
    • Speaker 3: Sonja Georgievska, Research Engineer (eScience Center). Title: Towards detecting critical concert crowd density with Wi-Fi positioning of smart phonesAbstract: Many crowd disasters have happened because of abnormal crowd density. We address the problem of detecting critical crowd density during indoor dance events. We exploit the ubiquity of smart phones and Wi-Fi networks. Amsterdam ArenA is our living laboratory. We propose a new methodology for estimating crowd density, using anonymous non-participatory indoor localization of smart phones. Our methodology is based on multi-lateration and statistical physics. Our main contribution to the fi eld of crowd density estimation is that, with the increase of the crowd size, the precision of the estimation is increasing instead of decreasing. We believe this is crucial for detection of dangerous crowd density.
    • Coffee & Networking

    Registration is free but please do so in advance through Meet-up. The event will be in English and is open to all.