Vanessa Frias-Martinez

Assistant Professor in the iSchool and UMIACS
Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department
University of Maryland, College Park

vfrias@umd.edu
2123B Hornbake Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742


Research Interests
Data science for social good, urban computing, human behavioral modeling (mobility and social networks), large-scale spatio-temporal data mining.

I lead the 
Urban Computing Lab 

News
  I have received an NSF CAREER Award for my work on human mobility and resilience during shocks
  New work on using digital traces to model human migrations at ACM COMPASS this year
  Papers accepted at WebSci and MDM on behaviors during disasters
  Paper accepted at AAAI on socioeconomic maps and topic models!
  Our H1N1 work and its potential impact on Ebola in The Economist

Student Recruiting
I am always looking for new PhD students as well as  masters or undergrads interested in working on research projects with me. If you are highly motivated and have a background in AI, machine learning, data analytics, statistics or physics, send me an email with your CV. (Important: You will need to go through the PhD application process for the iSchool, but I can tell you whether I´m a good match for your research interests)