, Data Analysis
, Data Exhaust
, digital signals
, Latin America and the Caribbean
, Mobile Phones
This article is part of a special Global Pulse Guest Blogger Series: “Data Mining for Development: Methodological Innovations & Challenges.”
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD is a scientific researcher in the Data Mining and User Modeling Group at Telefonica Research in Madrid, Spain. Her main interest is in technologies for emerging markets and sustainable development. Her research combines...
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