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Human mobility prediction based on urban characteristics plays an important role in city planning. Early studies usually use mathematical models to depict human mobility patterns, which are over-simplified and suffer from low accuracy. Most recently, several attempts have demonstrated the superior performance of deep neural networks for human mobility prediction. Unfortunately, their success is mostly conditioned on large-scale training data in the same scenario, which are often inaccessible in real-world planning stages. The generalizability of models to different scenarios are extremely important for human mobility prediction, not only to deal with the data scarcity problem in the planning of new cities or transport modes, but also to ensure that the models indeed capture true and universal knowledge. For this purpose, this research tries to develop generalizable deep neural networks for human mobility prediction by sharing knowledge across cities and modes. Based on the generalizable model, we can further interpret the relationship between human mobility patterns and urban characteristics, which can provide general strategic guidance for urban planners and policy makers.
About the Speaker
I am Yuebing Liang, a second-year PhD student in urban planning and design at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Before joining HKU, I got a Master and Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tsinghua University. My research interests lie in the intersection of data science, human mobility and urban science. In particular, my previous research contributes to data-driven human mobility modeling using advanced machine learning techniques.
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