Publications
and
Patents


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Vanessa Frias-Martinez

Assistant Professor in the iSchool 
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


Publications (scroll down for patents)

61. Marco Hernandez, Lingzi Hong, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Andrew Whitby, Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Estimating Poverty Using Cell Phone Data", World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7969, 2017 [PDF].

60. Lingzi Hong, Enrique Frias-Martinez, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "LDA Mapping of Regional Socioeconomic Status", NetMob, 2017 (Oral presentation). [PDF]

59. Sibren Isaacman, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Lingzi Hong, Enrique Frias-Martinez,"Climate Change Induced Migrations from a Cell Phone Perspective", NetMob, 2017 (Poster presentation) [PDF].

58. Gaurav Paruthi, Enrique Frias-Martinez and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Peer-to-peer Microlending platforms: Characterization of Online Traits", IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 2016 (Workshop on Big Data for Sustainable Development) [PDF].

57. Lingzi Hong, Weiwei Yang, Philip Resnik, Vanessa Frias-Martinez,"Uncovering Topic Dynamics of Social Media and News: the Case of Ferguson", International Conference on Social Informatics, 2016 [PDF].


56. Gaurav Paruthi, Enrique Frias-Martinez, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "The Role of Rating and Loan Characteristics in Online Microfunding Behaviors", Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange, 2016 [PDF].


55.Jay Ghurye, Gautier Krings, Vanessa Frias-Martinez,"A Framework to Model Human Behavior at Large Scale during Natural Disasters", IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, MDM 2016 [PDF].

54. Lingzi Hong, Enrique Frias-Martinez and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Topic Models to Infer Socioeconomic Maps", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2016 [PDF].

53. Jiaying He, Lingzi Hong, Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Paul Torrens,"Uncovering Social Media Reaction Patterns to Protest Events: A Spatiotemporal Dynamics Perspective of Ferguson Unrest", International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo, 2015. [PDF].

52. Bill Wu, Lingzi Hong and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Crowdsourcing Biking Times", Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications, PURBA, International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Ubicomp, 2015. [PDF].

51. Gaurav Paruthi, Enrique Frias-Martinez and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Understanding Lending Behaviors on Online Microlending Platforms: The Case for Kiva", International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2015. 

50. A. Morales, D. Pastor, Y. Torres, V. Frias-Martinez, E. Frias-Martinez, N. Oliver, A. Rutherfors, T. Logar, R. Clausen, O. De Backer, M. Luego-Oroz, "Studying Human Behavior through the Lens of Mobile Phones during Floods", Netmob, 2015 [PDF] [Poster].

49. Tony Liang and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Cars and Calls: Using CDR Data to Approximate Official Traffic Counts", D4D Challenge, Netmob, 2015 [PDF].

48. Andreea Molnar, Jesus Virseda and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Insights from EducaMovil: Involving Teachers in Creating Educational Content for Mobile Learning Games", Journal of Interactive Learning Research, volume 26(2), 2015. [PDF]

47. D. Pastor, A.Morales, Y. Torres, J. Bauer, A. Wadha, C. Castro-Correo, A. Calderon-Mariscal, L. Romanoff, J. Lee, A. Rutherfors, V. Frias-Martinez, N. Oliver, E. Frias-Martinez, M. Luego-Oroz, "Flooding through the lens of mobile phone activity", IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GTHC), 2014. [PDF].

46. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Spectral Clustering for Sensing Urban Land Use using Twitter Activity", Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence,  volume 35, October 2014, pp 237-245. [PDF]

45. 
Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Crowdsourcing Land Use Maps via Twitter", Workshop on Data Science for Social Good (DSSG), KDD, 2014. [PDF]

44. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Younnes Moumni and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Estimation of traffic flow using passive cell-phone data", Workshop on Data Science and Macro-Modeling (DSMM), SIGMOD, 2014. [PDF]

43. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Abson Sae-tang and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "To Call, or To Tweet? Understanding 3-1-1 Citizen Complaint Behaviors", International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom, 2014. [PDF]

42. John Quinn, Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Lakshminarayan Subramanian, "Computational Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence in the Developing World", AI Magazine, 2014. To appear [PDF]

41. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Victor Soto, Angel Sanchez and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Consensus Clustering for Urban Land Use Analysis using Cell Phone Network Data", International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, to appear, 2014.  [PDF]

40. Younes Moumny, Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Characterizing Social Response to Urban Earthquakes using Cell-Phone Network Data: The 2012 Oaxaca Earthquake",  Third Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications @Pervasive'13,  Zurich,Switzerland 2013.  [PDF]

39. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Victor Soto, Jesus Virseda and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Can Cell Phone Traces Measure Social Development?", NetMob 2013 (Oral Presentation).  [PDF]

38. Enrique Frias-Martinez, Graham Williamson and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Simulation of Epidemic Spread Using Cell Phone Call Data: H1N1 Case Study", NetMob 2013 (Poster).  [PDF]

37. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Jesus Virseda, "Cell Phone Analytics: Scaling Human Behavior Studies into the Millions", Journal of Information Technologies and International Development, ITID, Special ICTD2012 Issue 2, Volume 9, 2013. [PDF]

36. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "TIC, desarrollo y negocios inclusivos", Capítulo 14 Telefonía Móvil y Mercados Emergentes Latinoamericanos (Book Chapter in Mobile phones and Emerging Markets in Latin America). Ariel Eds., 2013. [PDF]

35. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Cristina Soguero, Malvina Josephidou and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Forecasting Socioeconomic Trends With Cell Phone Records", 3rd ACM Symposium on Computing for Development, DEV'13, Bangalore, India, 2013. [PDF]

34. Nestor Mirabal, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Tarek Hassan and Enrique Frias-Martinez,  "Fermi's Sibyl: Mining the gamma-ray sky for dark matter subhaloes", Mon. Not. Royal Astronomical Society, 424, 2012. [PDF]

33. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Victor Soto, Heath Hohwald and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Characterizing Urban Landscapes Using Geolocated Tweets", 4th International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom'12, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012. [PDF]

32. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Cristina Soguero and Enrique Frias Martinez, "Estimation of Urban Commuting Patterns Using Cellphone Network Data", ACM Workshop on Urban Computing @ KDD'12, Beijing, China, 2012. [PDF]

31. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Jesus Virseda and Aldo Gomero, "EducaMovil: A Mobile Learning Tool For Low-Income Schools", Demo @ MobileHCI'12, San Francisco, USA, 2012. [PDF]

30. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Jesus Virseda and Aldo Gomero, "Mobilizing Education: Evaluation of a Mobile Learning Tool in a Low-Income School", MobileHCI'12, San Francisco, USA, 2012.  [PDF]

29. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Alberto Rubio and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Measuring the Impact of Epidemic Alerts on Human Mobility using Cell-Phone Network Data", Second Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications @Pervasive'12, Newcastle, UK, 2012. [PDF].

28. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Victor Soto, Jesus Virseda and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Computing Cost-Effective Census Maps From Cell Phone Traces", Second Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications @ Pervasive'12, Newcastle, UK, 2012. [PDF].


27.
Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Jesus Virseda 
and Enrique Frías-Martínez, "SocioEconomic Status and Physical Mobility",
Journal of Information Technology for Development (ITD),  February Issue, pages 1-16, 2012. [PDF]

26. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Jesus Virseda,"On The Relationship Between Socio-Economic actors and Cell Phone Usage", 3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development,  ICTD'12, Atlanta, USA., 2012 [PDF]

25. Enrique Frias-Martinez, Graham Williamson and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "An Agent-Based Model Of Epidemic Spread Using Human Mobility and Social Network Information", 3rd International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom '11, Boston, USA, 2011.[PDF]

24. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Jesus Virseda, "
Personalization Of Mobile Learning Tools For Low-Income Populations", Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments Workshop, PALE'11 at UMAP, Girona, Spain, 2011. [PDF]

23. Victor Soto and Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Jesus Virseda and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "
Prediction of Socioeconomic Levels using Cell Phone Records", International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP'11, Industrial Track, Girona, Spain, 2011. [PDF]

22. Andreea Molnar and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "EducaMovil: Mobile Educational Games Made Easy", Ed-Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011.  [PDF]

21. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Alberto Rubio and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Measuring the Impact of Epidemic Alerts on Human Mobility", Technical Report Telefonica, 2011. [PDF]

20. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Technologies for Emerging Economies in Latin America", in Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Research on ICT For Human Development, Madrid, 2010. [PDF]

19.
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Jesús Virseda and Enrique Frías-Martínez, "Socio-Economic Levels and Human Mobility", Qual Meets Quant Workshop @ ICTD'10, London,  UK, 2010. [PDF] 

18. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Jesús Virseda and Enrique Frías-Martínez, "The Anatomy of Mobile Handsets: On the development of effective cell phone services", 2nd International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development, M4D'10, Kampala, Uganda, 2010. 
[PDF]

17. Marco Vieira, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Nuria Oliver and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Characterizing Dense Urban Areas from Mobile Phone-Call Data: Discovery and Social Dynamics", 2nd International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom'10, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2010. [PDF]

16. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Jesús Virseda, Alberto Rubio and  Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Towards Large Scale Technology Impact Analyses: Automatic Residential Localization from Mobile Phone-Call Data" (Poster), International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD '10, London, UK, 2010. [PDF]

15. M. Vieira , E. Frias-Martinez, P. Bakalov, V. Frias-Martinez, V. Tsotras, "Querying Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Mobile Phone-Call Datasets", The 11th Int Conf. On Mobile Data Management, MDM'10, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010.  [PDF]

14. Luigi di Caro, Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Analyzing The Role Of Dimension Arrangement For Data Visualization in Radviz", The 14th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD'10, India, 2010. [PDF]

13. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Enrique Frias-Martinez and Nuria Oliver, "A Gender-centric Analysis of Calling Behavior in a Developing Economy Using Call Detail Records", AAAI Spring Symposia Artificial Intelligence for Development, AI-D'10, Stanford, USA, 2010. [PDF]

12. Alberto Rubio, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Enrique Frias-Martinez and Nuria Oliver, "Human Mobility in Advanced and Developing Economies: A Comparative Analysis", AAAI Spring Symposia Artificial Intelligence for Development, AI-D'10, Stanford, USA, 2010. [PDF]

11. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Joseph Sherrick, Salvatore Stolfo and Angelos Keromytis, "A Network Access Control Mechanism Based on Behavior Profiles", In Proceedings of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, ACSAC'09, Hawaii, USA, 2009. [PDF]

10. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Salvatore Stolfo and Angelos Keromytis, "BARTER: Behavior Profile Exchange for Behavior-based Admission and Access Control in MANETs", In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems Security, ICISS'09, Kolkata, India, 2009. [PDF]

9. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Salvatore Stolfo and Angelos Keromytis, "Behavior-Based Network Access Control: A Proof-of-Concept", In Proceedings of the Information Security Conference , ISC'08, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008. [PDF]

8. Vanessa Fr'ias-Martinez, Salvatore Stolfo and Angelos Keromytis, "Behavior-Profile Clustering for False Alert Reduction in Anomaly Detection Sensors", In Proceedings of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, ACSAC'08, Anaheim, USA, 2008. [PDF]

7. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Salvatore Stolfo, "BARTER: Profile Model Exchange for Behavior-Based Access Control and Communication Security in MANETs", Poster at IBM Security and Privacy Day, New York, USA, 2006.  [PDF]

6. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Elizabeth Sklar, "A Framework for Exploring Role Assignment in Real-time, multiagent Teams", In Proceedings of the European Workshop on Multiagent Systems, EUMAS'05, Barcelona, Spain, 2005. [PDF]

5. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Elizabeth Sklar and Simon Parsons, "Exploring Auction Mechanisms for Role Assignment in Teams of Autonomous Robots", In Proceedings of the Robocup International Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004. [PDF]

4. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Elizabeth Sklar, "A Team-based Co-evolutionary Approach to Multi-agent Learning", In Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning and Evolution in Agent Based Systems at the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS' 04, New York, USA, 2004. [PDF]

3. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Marek Marcinkiewicz, Simon Parsons and Elizabeth Sklar, "Using Multiagent Coordination Techniques in the Robocup Four-legged League", AAAI Spring Symposium on Bridging the Multiagent and Multirobotic Research Gap, Palo Alto, USA, 2004. [PDF]

2. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez, "Design of a fuzzy positioning controller for a robot", In Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA'01, Gijon, Spain, 2001. [PDF]

1. Enrique Frias-Martinez and Vanessa Frias-Martinez, "Real-Time Fuzzy Controller on a HC12 Microcontroller", In Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA'01, Gijon, Spain, 2001. [PDF]


Patents   


1. "Methods, Media and Systems for Securing Communications Between A First Node and a Second Node", WO/2007/053708, US2006/042713, with Columbia University.

2. "Method for Gender Identification of Cell-Phone Subscriber", US2012/0083255, with Telefonica  Research.

3. "A Method for Residential Localization of Mobile Phone Users", WO/2012/072153A1, with Telefonica Research.

4. "Method for an Automatic Identification of Urban Dense Areas from Cell Phone Records", US2012/0282888, with Telefonica Research.

5. "Method for Automatic Identification of socio-economic level from human mobility patterns", Filed with Telefonica Research in the US.

6. "Method for the automatic Identification of Land Uses using cell phone records",  Filed with Telefonica Research in the US.

7.  "Method for the construction of commuting matrices from cell phone records", Filed with Telefonica Research in the US.