Big Geographical Data: a digital revolution for transportation studies

The advent of information and communication technology, the Internet of Things, intelligent sensors, pervasive networks, and social media have led our society toward a digital era that offers novel avenues for the understanding of human activities that happen in space and time. This short course offers a review of current progress and research challenges opened to the research community. It will offer a panorama of recent advances oriented to the understanding of mobility patterns in urban and regional environments, maritime transportation trends at the regional and worldwide levels, and opportunities for students’ research projects.

Target audience

Graduate students with a minimum background in computer science will be a plus but the content is general enough for a large audience.


Prof. Christophe Claramunt, Theoretical Sciences Visiting Program, OIST and Naval Academy Research Institute, France (


The program is as follows and runs as two hour-long sessions, in-person, in C210.

Date Time Topic Lecturer
June 5, 2023 10:00-11:00 Big maritime data, how transportation patterns can be analysed at the global and regional scales (45mn plus questions) Prof. Christophe Claramunt
June 6, 2023 10:00-11:00  Big mobility data for urban transportation patterns at the local and regional scales (45mn plus questions) Prof. Christophe Claramunt


More information

  • Location: C210
  • What to bring
  • Zoom link: in-person
  • Video Recording: NA

If you are interested in the course but cannot participate to this particular event, let us know.

Thank you very much for your interest.

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