Daniele Quercia, Empowering Cities: Health, Culture, Knowledge, and Resiliency • 31 January 2024

Event organised by the Computational Humanities research group.

To register to the seminar and obtain the link to the call, please fill in this form by Monday 29 January 2024.

31 January 2024 – 5pm GMT

In person – King’s College London, Bush House Lecture Theatre 3 BH(NE)0.01

Remote – Microsoft Teams

Daniele Quercia (Nokia Bell Labs / King’s College London, United Kingdom), Empowering Cities: Health, Culture, Knowledge, and Resiliency


The future of the city is, first and foremost, about people, and those people are increasingly producing a variety of digital breadcrumbs. We will see how a creative use of four datasets can tackle hitherto unanswered research questions. We will see how to:

  1. Track people’s well-being at scale from aggregate records of food purchases
  2. Quantify the cultural capital of neighbourhoods from geo-referenced pictures
  3. Predict the innovation success of cities from online records of “who works where”
  4. Profile the psychological resiliency of US regions to COVID-19 from tweets


Daniele Quercia is Director of Responsible AI at Nokia Bell Labs Cambridge (UK) and Professor of Urban Informatics at the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at King’s College London. He has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED. He was Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs, a Horizon senior researcher at the University of Cambridge, and Postdoctoral Associate at the department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He received his PhD from UC London.

web: researchswinger.org

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