Using mobile phones to collect (otherwise ignored) data!

While I was doing a literature review on migration, I saw an interesting new article on inferring internal migration patterns from mobile phone usage data in Rwanda. The author Joshua Blumenstock, a professor in the information school at the University of Washington, has quite a few interesting projects using mobile phone data for policy evaluation in developing countries.

He also has a few courses on data analysis and visualization, including an introduction to data science and another covering core methods in data science, both of which might be appealing for a broad audience.

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