Title: Future Directions for Data-Driven Study of Individual and Collective Health
Abstract: During the past decade, the ubiquity of mobile devices has provided unprecedented opportunities to observe social networks and mobility patterns. More recently, the increasing technological sophistication of smartphones has enabled active instrumentation of different dimensions of human behavior, and has facilitated the collection of context specific information from subjects. Dr. Onnela will highlight some past work that has been driven by the availability of anonymized call detail records, and then describe a smartphone platform under development that will enable the collection of rich behavioral data that encompass social network data, audio data, and spatial mobility data. Finally, he will outline some future directions for using this platform to study mood disorders.
Friday 4/25, 12:00-1:00 in room 245, Brown University School of Public Health, 121 South Main St. Providence
Lunch with the speaker to follow in room 247.