MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory


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The Human Dynamics Lab at the MIT Media Laboratories pioneered the idea of a society enabled by Big Data.   The Lab has developed technologies such as reality mining, which uses mobile phone data to extract patterns that predict future human behavior, a `nervous system’ framework for dramatically more efficient transportation, health, energy, and financial systems, the New Deal on Data policies which are now enshrined in the US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, and a Trust Network communication architecture that ensures that this new data driven society is secure and fair. 


Science Publications
Edge: Reiventing Society in the Wake of Big Data
American Scientist : To Signal Is Human

Nature: Secret Signals
Computational Social Science
Collective Intelligence

Time Critical Social Mobilization

Harvard Business Review: Breakthrough Ideas
World Economic Forum: 

The New Deal on Data
Personal Data: A New Asset Class

Technology Review: Reality Mining

Robert Wood Johnson: Reality Mining for Health

Business Engineering Publications
Communications of the ACM: Beyond Viral
Mining Human Behavior
Newsweek: A Trillion Points of Data
New York Times: Understanding Conversations
Strategy+BusinessHonest Signals

Entrepreneurship Publications
New York Times: Top Ten Internet Of Things Product
Business Week: World’s Most Intriguing Startups
ABC: Listening For Depression
Financial Times: Entrepreneurship

Technical Publications
Publications and Technical Reports

Press and Articles
Collection of press and articles

World Economic Forum 2012
World Economic Forum 2009

Understanding Your Company
Reality Mining
Reality Mining for Health
Honest Signals
Sensible Organizations

Worlds Most Powerful Data Scientists
40th Anniversary of the Internet Grand Challenge

Projects To Get Involved With
Open Source Sensing

Reality Commons

Sociometric Badges
Influence Modeling
Honest Signals


Core Members

Prof. Alex Pentland, Director
Julius Adebayo, MS Candidate
Dhaval Adjodah, PhD Candidate
Fahad Alhasoun, MS Candidate
Abdullah M. Almaatouq, MS Candidate
Yaniv Altshuler, Research Affiliate
Andrey Bogomolov, Visiting Student
Joost Bonsen, Lecturer
John Clippinger, Visiting Scientist
Xiaowen Dong, Visiting Student
Dazza Greenwood, Visiting Scientist
Eaman Jahani, MS Candidate
Ali S Kamil, MS Candidate
Cameron Kerry, Distinguished Scholar
Peter Krafft, PhD Candidate
Oren Lederman, MS Candidate
Emmanuel Letouzé, Visiting Scholar
Joachim Meyer, Visiting Professor
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, PhD Candidate
Alejandro Noriega Campero, MS Candidate
Todd Reid, Visiting Scientist
Erez Shmueli, Visiting Professor
David Shrier, Managing Director, Connection Science & Engineering
Vivek K. Singh, Visiting Professor
Arek Stopczynski, Postdoctoral Associate
Brian Sweatt, Research Affiliate
Guy Zyskind, MS Candidate


Administrative Contact:

Nicole Freedman

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