PULSE LAB DIARIES

Thoughts and ideas from the data science team

If you ask any of the data scientists in our Pulse Labs in New York, Jakarta or Kampala "What are you doing?" you always get a fascinating reply.

Whether it's exploring digital signals related to volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, predictors of Non Communicable Diseases using online chat about unhealthy habits, or monitoring emerging issues related to HIV/AIDS in Kampala based on public conversation, there's a wealth of activity that we think others would find interesting too. The UN Global Pulse team will use this space to post informal blogs about what they are grappling with, highlight others' exciting work and reach out to people innovating in the same space. Comments and suggestions welcome.

Mining Indonesian Tweets to Understand Perceptions about Fuel Subsidies

Lukas Schlogl Oct 7, 2014
Why does a nation which has...

Exploring big data for local government: notes from West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Sally Jackson Aug 31, 2014

The Province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) comprises the western portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. I have just returned from a several days...

Research Bites: “Inferring Gas Consumption and Pollution Emission of Vehicles throughout a City”

Aug 28, 2014

As part of our "Research Bites" series, in which we ask data science researchers to spend five minutes telling us...

Research Bites: “Targeting Direct Cash Transfers to the Extremely Poor”

Aug 27, 2014

As part of our "Research Bites" series, in which we ask data science researchers to spend five minutes telling us...

Research Bites: “Prediction of Human Emergency Behavior and their Mobility following Large-scale Disaster”

Aug 26, 2014

As part of our "Research Bites" series, in which we ask data science researchers to spend five minutes telling...

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