Connected Humanity

Information has been a critical driver of progress throughout human history. Today, technology is enabling an exponential increase in our connectivity with one another, with devices, and with our external environment. At the same time, we are witnessing an explosion in data related to all areas of human life, from our immune system and the structure of the universe to energy usage in our homes and workplaces, and even our social and emotional lives as played out in social media. Harvesting this data to improve the human experience, while securing privacy and cybersecurity, will require progress in many areas, including developing new sensors and methodologies to collect data, new devices to improve connectivity with one another and the world, and new algorithms to extract and verify insights from this wealth of information.

Data Science

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Data scientists just got better at understanding how demographics influence travel patterns—and using that knowledge to create new tools for easing traffic More
Nov 26 2018 | By Holly Evarts | Image and Video Credit: Zhenyu Shou, Zhaobin Mo/Columbia Engineering
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