The modern commute may be heading for a big upgrade, thanks to carpool ride-sharing services and advances in automotive electronics and smart transportation systems.
On January 4th 2016, CCC Great Innovative Ideas highlighted our paper "Privacy-Preserving Inference of Social Relationships from Location Data", winner of the Blue Sky Ideas Award at SIGSPATIAL 2015. The article featured the innovative idea behind our paper: people's social relationships can be inferred by observing their behaviors in the real world, without compromising location privacy. This vision paper is a joint work developed by IMSC and our collaborators at Emory and UA.
On November 24, USC news featured an article titled “Big data offers a new look at Expo Line” that highlights the success of Expo Line in attracting public transportation riders towards reducing the traffic congestion. This study is conducted based on ADMS project – a big data framework for transportation systems - developed by IMSC.