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Title: Analyzing Social Networks Using Mobile Location Data
Authors: Swain, Prateek
Advisors: Felten, Edward
Department: Computer Science
Class Year: 2019
Abstract: Mobile location data tracking has become ubiquitous in recent times. However, its usage is limited to targeted advertisements and analysis of footfall traffic for commercial purposes. In this paper, I use mobile location data to understand offline social networks and gain a deeper understanding of the real world relationships people have in order to learn more about how ideas and opinions spread. A unique approach is proposed to map co-visits to real physical locations, and conducting network analysis on the social network graphs of these locations. Using this data, I hope to set the foundation for future work into understanding how political opinions and ideas can spread through offline social networks.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Computer Science, 1988-2020

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