Mobile Phone Datasets in Public Health and Healthcare Research
School of Computing and Information Systems
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Call detail records assist in capturing human behavior, trends, and needs that are not efficient or otherwise possible to collect. They are especially useful for studying developing countries due to widespread adoption of mobile devices and the general lack of governmental resources. These datasets allow researchers to build models of the underlying population. Simulation software can then be utilized to produce predictions of epidemics and optimize mitigation strategies. The resulting experiments assist in planning healthcare infrastructure and public health response.
symposium on healthcare and analytics in research and practice
Leidig, Jonathan P.; Scripps, Jerry; and Wolffe, Greg, "Mobile Phone Datasets in Public Health and Healthcare Research" (2015). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 536.