Urban Computing Group



Urban computing is a process of acquisition, integration, and analysis of big and heterogeneous data generated by a diversity of sources in cities to tackle urban challenges, e.g. air pollution, energy consumption and traffic congestion. Urban computing connects unobtrusive and ubiquitous sen­s­­ing technologies, advanced data management and analy­tics models, and novel visualization methods, to create win-win-win solutions that improve urban environment, human life quality, and city operation systems. Urban computing is an inter-disciplinary field where computer science meets urban planning, transpor­tation, economy, the environment, sociology, and energy, etc., in the context of urban spaces [1][2].

Urban computing is also a research project in Microsoft Research, led by Dr. Yu Zheng since March 2008. A series of urban computing applications have been enabled through the fusion of multiple urban big data. Refer to the following websites for more details.

English Website      Chinese Website

[1] Yu Zheng, Licia Capra, Ouri Wolfson, Hai Yang. Urban Computing: concepts, methodologies, and applications. ACM Transaction on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST). 2014.

[2] Yu Zheng. Methodologies for Cross-Domain Data Fusion: An Overview. IEEE Transactions on Big Data, vol. 1, no. 1. 2015.

[3] Yu Zheng, Trajectory Data Mining: An Overviewin ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST). 2015