User-Centric Interdependent Urban Systems: Using Energy Use Data and Social Media Data to Improve Mobility

The complex nature of interrelationships among various urban systems is central to smart cities. There may exist clear spatial and temporal correlations among usage patterns of all urban systems. The objective of this research is to fuse and analyze massive data from transportation, energy, and social media systems to discover the spatio-temporal correlations of usage patterns among those systems. Two questions are addressed using energy consumption data collected in the City of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon University campus. 1) What can be learned about the morning commute by studying households’ energy and social media use the night before, and how can the morning commute be best managed using information? 2) What can be learned about the evening commute by studying building energy use and social media activities during the daytime, and how can the evening commute be best managed using this information?

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Qian, Zhen (Sean)
    • Zhang, Pinchao
    • Yao, Weiran
  • Publication Date: 2018-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Research Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: 24p

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  • Accession Number: 01684088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTG11
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2018 11:19AM