Spring Colloquium Talks and Keynote Talk at GISRUK 2021

March 23, 2021 at the University of Zurich

Dr. Somayeh Dodge gave a colloquium talk entitled “Taking a human-centered data science approach to study movement” at the University of Zurich Department of Geography digital GIScience colloquium. Colloquium agenda and abstract available here.

April 9, 2021 at McGill University

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Dr. Dodge gave an invited talk at McGill University’s Department of Geography GeoSpectives Seminar Series, entitled “Using movement as a marker to trace human activity and contact patterns.” The abstract is available here and full seminar series available here.

April 14, 2021 keynote at GISRUK

GISRUK logo Dr. Somayeh Dodge was a keynote speaker at the GISRUK 2021 conference, an open online conference on April 14-16th, 2021, delivering the talk “Data-driven movement analytics for pandemic response.” The GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference is held annually and is the largest academic GIScience conference in the United Kingdom.

Abstract: This talk discusses various techniques to develop data-driven insights on human movement patterns both at individual and aggregate levels to inform non-pharmaceutical intervention actions in a pandemic such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. First, I review our systematic comparative analysis of exiting mobility indices that are used to inform COVID-19 responses across the US. Second, I will discuss a new time-geographic based approach to tracing space-time contacts and social interactions that might be critical in a pandemic situation.