How to examine human mobilities in practice?

In the newly published (18 August 2020) „Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities“  has a chapter „Tracing human mobilities through mobile phones“ by Siiri Silm, Olle Järv and Anu Masso that summarizes the experience with mobile phone positioning data and its application in human mobility research. The chapter describes the mobile positioning approach … Read more

Human mobility researchers gathered at virtual conference Mobile Tartu 2020

02.07.2020 The 7th mobility research conference Mobile Tartu was held on 30 June, brought together leading human mobility researchers from around the world. More than 240 participants from 48 countries registered. This year’s event was a virtual conference, and participation was free. The need to analyse people’s location and mobility is very important in today’s … Read more

Mobile Tartu 2020 – International Conference and PhD Course

International Conference and PhD Course from 29th of June to 1st of July 2020 in Tartu, Estonia.  WEBPAGE: https://mobiletartu.ut.ee/ 7th Mobile Tartu biennial conference invites researchers who are interested in human mobility and mobility data. Explorations on practical applications of mobility data: CDR, signaling, GPS, crowd-sourced social media etc. are highly anticipated. Conference focuses on the latest advancements in theoretical, methodological … Read more

Mobility Lab is participating in three new EU projects

Mobility Lab is a project partner in three new fascinating EU projects: BuildERS – Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital Our researcher Siiri Silm participated in a kick-off meeting for this project from 8th to 10th of May in Tampere, Finland. Mobility Lab’s task in this project is is to find a way how … Read more

Annual Conference of Estonian Social Sciences

This year’s Annual Conference of Estonian Social Sciences took place on 26th and 27th of April in Tartu. From the Mobility lab’s research group our researchers Anto Aasa, Siiri Silm and master student Kirsti Vill gave presentations. The conference was focused on Estonian future environments. More information, pictures and videos of the conference can be … Read more

Mobility Lab on AAG Annual Meeting in Washington DC

Mobility Lab of University of Tartu participated in Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 3-7, 2019. The five-day conference hosted more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and featured over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. On the first day of the conference, … Read more

Researcher Anto Aasa held a public lecture at Tbilisi State University

Mobility Lab’s research fellow Anto Aasa spent the last week of March in Georgia, Tbilisi where he gave a weekly course on geospatial analysis and held a public lecture on mobile positioning based research. On Wednesday March 27, International School of Economics (ISET) of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) in Georgia hosted Mobility Lab’s … Read more

4th place from the European Big Data Hackathon 2019

This year’s European Big Data Hackathon took place place in Brussels from 9 to 12 March. The Mobility lab was presented by research scientist Anto Aasa. Alongside with his team member from Statistics Estonia the team of two managed to gain 4th place. The Estonian team tried to find out what are the reasons of … Read more

Recording of Prof. Frank Witlox’s public lecture

On 6th of March the Honorary Doctor of Geography of the University of Tartu and the Professor in Geography of the University of Ghent gave a public lecture on Urban indicators for monitoring progress and transformation towards smart cities. The recording of the lecture is available HERE.

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