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Marco De Nadai

Data Scientist and Ph.D. student at University of Trento, Italy.

Latests articles

September 2016

Professional paper writing in Latex [2016]

The definite guide to write articles and papers in Latex. This article helps you to design nice tables, avoid errors etc.

September 2014

Stop remembering passwords

Passwords are a "pain in the ass" and hackers continue stealing them. With a password manager like Mitro it's possible to stop remembering passwords and having the security of a bullet proof Open Source system.

August 2014

Wordpress? The future is static

How to move your (Wordpress) blog into a static HTML website and host it for free.

Publications

2016

Are Safer Looking Neighborhoods More Lively? A Multimodal Investigation into Urban Life

Policy makers, urban planners, architects, sociologists, and economists are interested in creating urban areas that are both lively and safe. But are the safety and liveliness of neighborhoods independent characteristics? In this paper we explore the connection between the levels of activity and the perception of safety of neighborhoods in two major Italian cities by combining mobile phone data (as a proxy for activity or liveliness) with scores of perceived safety estimated using a Convolutional Neural Network trained on a dataset of Google Street View images scored using a crowdsourced visual perception survey.

2016

The Death and Life of Great Italian Cities: A Mobile Phone Data Perspective

The Death and Life of Great American Cities was written in 1961 and is now one of the most influential book in city planning. In it, Jane Jacobs proposed four conditions that promote life in a city. However, these conditions have not been empirically tested until recently. We operationalized these conditions extracting information from Open Data, Foursquare and mobile phone data and testing them in six Italian cities.

2016

The Mobile Territorial Lab: A multilayered and dynamic view on parents' daily lives

Description of the Mobile Territorial Lab (MTL) project, a longitudinal living lab which has been sensing by means of technology (mobile phones) the lives of more than 100 parents in different areas of the Trentino region in Northern Italy. We present the preliminary results after two years of experimentation of, to the best of our knowledge, the most complete picture of parents’ daily lives.

2015

A multi-source dataset of urban life in the city of Milan and the Province of Trentino

Description of the richest open multi-source dataset ever released on two geographical areas. The dataset is composed of telecommunications, weather, news, social networks and electricity data from the city of Milan and the Province of Trentino.

2015

Investigating the relationships between spatial structures and urban characteristics (NETMOB2015 at MIT)

Analysis of the communication networks of 12 Italian cities with more than 150'000 inhabitants in order to investigate the impact of cities' spatial structures and dynamics on different socioeconomic outcomes such as economic growth, innovation, contagious disease rates and crime.

2015

Short-term anomaly detection in gas consumption through ARIMA and Artificial Neural Network forecast

Personal projects

July 2013

A new massive data analytics approach to the football

Small framework of tools which permits the coaches to base their new strategies not only on their intuitions and judgments but also on comprehensive (and maybe not human-eye visible) statistics. These tools were developed using Massive-data analytics techniques.

May 2010

Formal verification OAuth 2.0 protocol

Formal verification of the protocol OAuth 2.0 (draft 22) using the automatic cryptographic protocol verifier Proverif.

Awards

2015

Best Master's student

The University of Trento granted me this honour.

2014

Finalist Data Journalism Awards 2014

The Westgate attack project was nominated in the Data Journalism Awards 2014, organized by the Global Editors Network.

2014

Best application

Ulook was recognized as the best application in the "Community and Social" category by the "Smau Mob App Awards" that took place during the Smau 2014.

2012

Special creativity price

Special creativity award from IED at StartupWeekEnd 2012 - Turin. The award was assigned to "Linked Green" project, that permits to scan a product's barcorde and see all the informations about its package and it's eco sustainability.