Publications by year

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  1. Xu, Yanyan, Luis E. Olmos, Sofiane Abbar, and Marta C. González. “Deconstructing laws of accessibility and facility distribution in cities.” Science Advances 6, no. 37 (2020): eabb4112. [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]
  2. Marco De Nadai, Yanyan Xu, Emmanuel Letouzé, Marta C. González, Bruno Lepri, “Socio-economic, built environment, and mobility conditions associated with crime: A study of multiple cities” Scientific Reports, 10, 13871 (2020). [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]
  3. Paipuri, Mahendra, Yanyan Xu, Marta C. González, and Ludovic Leclercq. “Estimating MFDs, trip lengths and path flow distributions in a multi-region setting using mobile phone data.” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 118 (2020): 102709. [PDF]
  4. Olmos L.E., Tadeo M.S., Vlachogiannis D., Alhasoun F., Espinet X., Ochoa C., Targa F. and González, M.C. “A data science framework for planning the growth of bicycle infrastructures.” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 115, June 2020, 102640 [PDF]
  5. Mahendra Paipuri, Yanyan XuMarta C. Gonzalez, Ludovic Leclercq. “Calibrating MFD Models from Mobile Phone Data”. TRB 2020, 99th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, Jan 2020, Washington DC, United States. [PDF]
  6. Saberi M., Hamedmoghadam H., Ashfaq M., Hosseini S.A., Gu Z., Shafiei S., Nair D.J., Dixit V., Gardner L., Waller S.T. & González M.C. “A simple contagion process describes spreading of traffic jams in urban networks” Nature Communications. vol 11, Article number: 1616 (2020) [PDF]
  7. Vaitla, Bapu, Stefaan Verhulst, Linus Bengtsson, Marta C. González, Rebecca Furst-Nichols, and Emily Courey Pryor. “The promise and perils of big gender data.” Nature Medicine 26, no. 1 (2020): 17-18. [PDF]


  1. Nicolaides, Christos, Demetris Avraam, Luis Cueto‐Felgueroso, Marta C. González, and Ruben Juanes. “Hand‐Hygiene Mitigation Strategies Against Global Disease Spreading through the Air Transportation Network.” Risk Analysis (2019). [PDF]
  2. Fahad Alhasoun and Marta C. González. “Streetify: Using Street View Imagery And Deep Learning For Urban Streets Development.” 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Los Angeles, CA. [arXiv:1911.08007]
  3. Sharon Xu, Riccardo Di Clemente, Marta C. González. “Mining urban lifestyles: urban computing, human behavior and recommender systems.” Big Data Recommender Systems – Volume 2: Application Paradigms, p. 71-81 (2019). [arXiv:1911.05464]
  4. Pena-Bello, Alejandro, Edward Barbour, M. C. Gonzalez, Martin Kumar Patel, and David Parra. “Optimized PV-coupled battery systems for combining applications: Impact of battery technology and geography.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 112 (2019): 978-990.
  5. Barbour, Edward, Carlos Cerezo Davila, Siddharth Gupta, Christoph Reinhart, Jasleen Kaur, and Marta C. González. “Planning for sustainable cities by estimating building occupancy with mobile phones.” Nature communications 10, no. 1 (2019): 1-10. [PDF]
  6. Nelson, Andrew, Sarah Lindbergh, Lucy Stephenson, Jeremy Halpern, Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet, and Marta C. González. “Coupling natural hazard estimates with road network analysis to assess vulnerability and risk: case study of Freetown (Sierra Leone).” Transportation research record 2673, no. 8 (2019): 11-24. [PDF]
  7. Xu, Yanyan, Shan Jiang, Ruiqi Li, Jiang Zhang, Jinhua Zhao, Sofiane Abbar, and Marta C. González. “Unraveling environmental justice in ambient PM2. 5 exposure in Beijing: A big data approach.” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 75 (2019): 12-21. [PDF] [Supplementary Information]
  8. Morse, Steven, Marta C. González, and Natasha Markuzon. “Role of persistent cascades in diffusion.” Physical Review E 99, no. 1 (2019): 012323. [PDF]


  1. Olmos, Luis E., Serdar Çolak, Sajjad Shafiei, Meead Saberi, and Marta C. González. “Macroscopic dynamics and the collapse of urban traffic.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, no. 50 (2018): 12654-12661. [PDF]
  2. Kalila, Adham, Zeyad Awwad, Riccardo Di Clemente, and Marta C. González. “Big Data Fusion to Estimate Urban Fuel Consumption: A Case Study of Riyadh.” Transportation Research Record 2672, no. 24 (2018): 49-59. [PDF]
  3. Cuttone, Andrea, Sune Lehmann, and Marta C. González. “Understanding predictability and exploration in human mobility.” EPJ Data Science 7, no. 1 (2018): 1-17. [PDF]
  4. Barbour, Edward, and Marta González. “Enhancing household-level load forecasts using daily load profile clustering.” In Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Systems for Built Environments, pp. 107-115. 2018.
  5. Di Clemente, Riccardo, Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Matias Travizano, Sharon Xu, Bapu Vaitla, and Marta C. González. “Sequences of purchases in credit card data reveal lifestyles in urban populations.” Nature communications 9, no. 1 (2018): 1-8. [PDF]
  6. Alhasoun, Fahad, Faisal Aleissa, May Alhazzani, Luis G. Moyano, Claudio Pinhanez, and Marta C. González. “Age density patterns in patients medical conditions: A clustering approach.” PLoS computational biology 14, no. 6 (2018): e1006115. [PDF]
  7. Barbour, Edward, and Marta C. González. “Projecting battery adoption in the prosumer era.” Applied energy 215 (2018): 356-370.
  8. Barbour, Edward, David Parra, Zeyad Awwad, and Marta C. González. “Community energy storage: A smart choice for the smart grid?.” Applied energy 212 (2018): 489-497. [PDF]
  9. Albert, Adrian, Emanuele Strano, Jasleen Kaur, and Marta Gonzalez. “The dark side of the Earth: benchmarking lighting access for all cities on Earth and the CityNet dataset.” In ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp). 2018.
  10. Xu, Yanyan, Serdar Çolak, Emre C. Kara, Scott J. Moura, and Marta C. González. “Planning for electric vehicle needs by coupling charging profiles with urban mobility.” Nature Energy 3, no. 6 (2018): 484-493. [PDF]
  11. Albert, Adrian, Emanuele Strano, Jasleen Kaur, and Marta González. “Modeling urbanization patterns with generative adversarial networks.” In IGARSS 2018-2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 2095-2098. IEEE, 2018.


  1. Xu, Yanyan, Ruiqi Li, Shan Jiang, Jiang Zhang, and Marta C. González. “Clearer skies in Beijing–revealing the impacts of traffic on the modeling of air quality.” In The 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, Paper, no. 17-05211. 2017. [PDF]
  2. Florez, M., Shan Jiang, Ruiqi Li, Carlos H. Mojica, S. A. Transmilenio, Ramiro A. Rios, and Marta C. González. “Measuring the impact of economic well being in commuting networks–A case study of Bogota, Colombia.” In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, USA: Transportation Research Board. 2017. [PDF]
  3. Xu, Yanyan and Marta C. González.”Collective benefi ts in traffic during mega events via the use of information technologies”, J. R.  Soc. Interface 14(129), 20161041 (2017). [PDF]
  4. Jiang S., Ferreira, Jr. J. and Marta C. González. “Activity-Based Human Mobility Patterns Inferred from Mobile Phone Data: A Case Study of Singapore”, In  IEEE Trans. in Big Data, Volume 3, Issue: 2 (2017).[PDF]
  5. Alhasoun, Fahad, May Alhazzani, Faisal Aleissa, Riyadh Alnasser, and Marta González. “City scale next place prediction from sparse data through similar strangers.” In Proceedings of ACM KDD Workshop, pp. 191-196. 2017. [PDF]
  6. Albert, Adrian, Jasleen Kaur, and Marta C. Gonzalez. “Using convolutional networks and satellite imagery to identify patterns in urban environments at a large scale.” In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM SIGKDD international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining, pp. 1357-1366. 2017. [PDF]
  7. Xu, Sharon, Edward Barbour, and Marta C. González. “Household segmentation by load shape and daily consumption.” In Proc. ACM SigKDD 2017 Conf. Halifax, Nov. Scotia, Canada, August 2017. 2017.
  8. Vaitla, Bapu, Claudio Bosco, Victor Alegana, Tom Bird, Carla Pezzulo, Graeme Hornby, Alessandro Sorichetta et al. “Big data and the well-being of women and girls: Applications on the social scientific frontier.” (2017).


  1. Paldino, S., Bojic, I., Sobolevsky, S., Ratti, C. and Marta C. González. “Uncovering urban temporal patterns from geo-tagged Photography”, PLoS ONE 12(11), e0165753 (2016). [PDF]
  2. Chodrow, P, Awwad, Z, Jiang, S., and Marta C. González. “Demand and Congestion in Multiplex Transportation”, PLoS ONE 11(9), e0161738 (2016). [PDF]
  3. Jiang S., Yang Y., Gupta S., Veneziano D., Athavale S., and Marta C. González. “TimeGeo: A spatiotemporal framework for modeling urban mobility without surveys“, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, no (37), E5370-E5378 (2016). [PDF]
  4. Qomi M.J.A., Noshadravan A., Sobstyl A., Toole J., Ferreira Jr. J., Pellenq R.J.M., Ulm F.J. and Marta C. González. “Data Analytics for Simplifying Thermal Efficiency Planning in Cities”, J. Roy. Soc. Interface 13, 20150971 (2016). [PDF]
  5. Lima, A., Stanojevic R., Papagiannaki D., Rodriguez P. and Marta C. González. “Understanding individual routing behaviour”, J. Roy. Soc. Interface 13, 20160021 (2016). [PDF]
  6. Colak, S., Lima, A., and Marta C. González. “Understanding congested travel in urban areas“, Nature Comms. Vol. 2, 10793 (2016). [PDF]
  7. Halu A., Scala A., Khiyami A., and Marta C. González. “Data-driven modeling of solar-powered urban microgrids“, Science Advances 2(1), (2016). [PDF]
  8. Morse, Steven, Marta C. Gonzalez, and Natasha Markuzon. “Persistent cascades: Measuring fundamental communication structure in social networks.” In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), pp. 969-975. IEEE, 2016. [PDF]
  9. Yang, Yingxiang, Peter Widhalm, Shounak Athavale, and Marta C. Gonzalez. “Mobility sequence extraction and labeling using sparse cell phone data.” In Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 2016. [PDF]


  1. Fast, S.M., Marta C. González, and Markuzon N. “Cost-effective control of infectious disease outbreaks accounting for societal reaction”, PLoS ONE 10(8), e0136059 (2015). [PDF]
  2. Paldino, S., Bojic, I., Sobolevsky, S., Ratti, C. and Marta C. González. “Urban magnetism through the lens of geo-tagged photography”, EPJ Data Science 4(1), 1-17 (2015).
  3. Toole J.L., Lin Y., Muehlegger E., Shoag D., Marta C. González, and Lazer D. “Tracking Employment Shocks using Mobile Phone Data”, J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20150185 (2015).
  4. Toole J.L., Colak S., Sturt B., Alexandre L., Evsukoff A., and Marta C. González. “The Path Most Travelled: Travel Demand Estimation Using Big Data“, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 58, 162-177 (2015). [PDF]
  5. Colak S., Alexander L.P., Guatimosim Alvim B., Mehndiretta S.R., and Marta C. González. “Analyzing Cell Phone Location Data for Urban Travel: Current Methods, Limitations and Opportunities“, Transportation Research Records, presented in the annual TRB meeting as Practice Ready.” (2015).
  6. Fast S.M., Marta C. González, Wilson J.M., and Markuzon N. “Modeling the Propagation of Social Response during a Disease Outbreak.”, J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20141105 (2015). [PDF]
  7. Widhalm P., Yang Y., Ulm M., Athavale S. and Marta C. González. “Discovering urban activity patterns in cell phone data”, Transportation 42, 597-623 (2015). [PDF]
  8. Alexander L., Jiang S., Murga M., and Marta C. González. “Origin–destination trips by purpose and time of day inferred from mobile phone data“, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 48, 240-250 (2015). [PDF]
  9. Toole J.L. , Herrera-Yague C., Schneider C.M., and Marta C. González. “Coupling Human Mobility and Social Ties Social Ties”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface 12(105), 20141128 (2015). [PDF]
  10. Herrera-Yague C., Schneider C.M., Couronne T., Smoreda Z., Benito R.M., Zu ria P.J., and Marta C. González. “The Anatomy of Urban Social Networks and its Implications in the Searchability Problem”, Scientific Reports 5, 10265 (2015). [PDF]
  11. De Domenico M., Lima A., Marta C. González, and Arenas A. “Personalized Routing for Multitudes in Smart Cities”, EPJ Data Science 4, 1 (2015). [PDF]
  12. Toole, Jameson L., Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Marta C. González, and Alex Sandy Pentland. “Modeling and understanding intrinsic characteristics of human mobility.” In Social phenomena, pp. 15-35. Springer, Cham, 2015. [PDF]
  13. Alexander, Lauren P., and Marta C. González. “Assessing the impact of real-time ridesharing on urban traffic using mobile phone data.” Proc. UrbComp (2015): 1-9. [PDF]


  1. Iqbal Md.S., Choudhury C.F., Wang P., and Marta C. González. “Development of Origin-destination Matrices Using Phone Call Data”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 40, 63-74 (2014). [PDF]
  2. Yang Y., Herrera-Yague C., Eagle N., and Marta C. González. “Limits of Predictability in Commuting Flows in the Absence of Data for Calibration”, Scientific Reports 4, 5662 (2014). [PDF]
  3. Wang P., Liu L., Li X., Li G. and Marta C. González. “Empirical Study of Long-range Connections in a Road Network Offers New Ingredient for Navigation Optimization Models”, New Journal of Physics 16, 013012 (2014). [PDF]
  4. Yang Y., Gerstle D., Widhalm P., Bauer D., and Marta C. González. “Potential of Low-Frequency Automated Vehicle Location Data for Monitoring and Control of Bus Performance”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2351(1), 54-64 (2014). [PDF]
  5. Ren Y., Ercsey-Ravasz M., Wang P., Marta C. González, and Toroczkai Z. “Predicting commuter flows in spatial networks using a radiation model based on temporal ranges”, Nature Communications 5, 5347 (2014). [PDF]
  6. Herrera-Yague, C., Schneider, C., Smoreda, Z., Couronne and Marta C. González, “The elliptic model for communication fluxes”, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2014 (4), P04022 (2014). [PDF]
  7. Tizzoni M., Bajardi P., Decuyper A., Kon Kam King G., Schneider C.M., Blondel V., Smoreda Z., Marta C. González, and Colizza V. “On the Use of Human Mobility Proxy for the Modeling of Epidemics”, PLoS Comput. Biol 10(7), e1003716 (2014). [PDF]


  1. Colak S., Schneider C.M., Wang P., and Marta C. González. “On the Role of Spatial Dynamics and Topology on Networks Flows”, New Journal of Physics 15, 113037 (2013).
  2. Schneider C.M., Belik V., Couronne T., Smoreda Z., and Marta C. González. “Unravelling Daily Mobility Motifs”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface 10(84), 20130246 (2013).
  3. Wang P., Marta C. González, Menezes R., Barabasi A.-L. “Understanding the Spread of Malicious Mobile-phone Programs and their Damage Potential”, Int. J. of Inf. Security 12(5), 383-392 (2013).
  4. Hasan S., Schneider C.M., Ukkusuri S.V., and Marta C. González. “Spatiotemporal Patterns of  Human Mobility”, Journal of Statistical Physics 151, 304-318 (2013).


  1. Jiang S., Ferreira Jr J., and Marta C. González. “Clustering Daily Patterns of Human Activities in the City”, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 25, 478-510 (2012). [PDF]
  2. Simini F., Marta C. González, Maritan A., Barabasi A.-L. “A Universal Model for Mobility and Migration Patterns”, Nature 484 (7392), 96-100 (2012).[PDF]
  3. Toole J.L., Cha M., and Marta C. González. “Modeling the Adoption of Innovations in the Presence of Geographic and Media Influences”, PLoS ONE 7 (1), e29528 (2012). [PDF]
  4. Fazeen M., Gozick B., Dantu R., Bhukhiya M. and Marta C. González. “Safe Driving Using Mobile Phones”, Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on 13(3), 1462-1468 (2012).
  5. Wang P., Hunter T., Bayen A.M., Schechtner K., and Marta C. González. “Understanding Road Usage Patterns in Urban Areas“, Scienti c Reports 2, 1001 (2012).
  6. Nicolaides C., Cueto-Felgueroso L., Marta C. González, and Juanes R. “A Metric of Influential Spreading during Contagion Dynamics through the Air Transportation Network”, PLoS ONE 7(7), e40961 (2012).[PDF]

before 2011

  1. Onnela J.-P., Arbesman S., Gonzalez M.C., Barabasi A.-L., and Christakis N.A. “Geographic Constraints on Social Network Groups”, PLoS ONE 6(4), e16939 (2011). [PDF]
  2. Park J., Lee D.-S., and Gonzalez M.C. “The Eigenmode Analysis of Human Motion”, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2010(11), P11021 (2010).
  3. Wang P. and Gonzalez M.C. “Understanding Spatial Connectivity of Individuals with Nonuniform Population Density”, Philosophical Transactions A 367, 3321-3329 (2009).
  4. Wang P. and Gonzalez M.C., Hidalgo C.A and Barabasi A.-L., “Understanding the Spreading Patterns of Mobile Phone Viruses”, Science 324, 1071-1076 (2009).
  5. Gonzalez M.C., Hidalgo C.A and Barabasi A.-L. “Understanding Individual Human Mobility Patterns“, Nature 453, 479-482 (2008).
  6. Candia J., Gonzalez M.C., Wang P., Schoenharl T., Madey G., and Barabasi A.-L. “Uncovering Individual and Collective Human Dynamics From Mobile Phone Records”, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 41, 224015 (2008).
  7. Gonzalez M.C. and Barabasi A.-L. “Complex Networks: From Data to Models”, Nature Physics 3, 24-25 (2007).
  8. Gonzalez M.C., Herrmann H.J., Kertesz J., and Vicsek T. “Community Structure and Ethnic Preferences in School Friendship Networks”, Physica A 379, 307-316. (2007).
  9. Schwaemmle V., Gonzalez M.C., Moreira A.A., Andrade J.S. Jr., and Herrmann H.J. “Diff erent Topologies for a Herding Model of Opinion”, Physical Review E 75, 066108 (2007).
  10. Gonzalez M.C., Lind P.G. and Herrmann H.J. “Networks based on Collisions among Mobile Agents”, Physica D 224, 137-148 (2007).
  11. Gonzalez M.C., Lind P.G., and Herrmann H.J. “System of Mobile Agents to Model Social Networks”, Physical Review Letters 96, 088702 (2006).
  12. Gonzalez M.C., Lind P.G., and Herrmann H.J. “Model of Mobile Agents for Sexual Interactions Networks”, European Physical Journal B 49, 371-376 (2006).
  13. Gonzalez M.C., Sousa A.O., and Herrmann H.J. “Renormalizing Sznajd Model on Complex Networks Taking into Account the E ffects of Growth”, European Physical Journal B 49, 253-257 (2006).
  14. Lind P.G., Gonzalez M.C., and Herrmann H.J. “Cycles and Clustering in Bipartite Networks”, Physical Review E 72, 056127 (2005).
  15. Gonzalez M.C., Araujo A.D., and Herrmann H.J. “Cluster Size Distribution of Infection in a System of Mobile Agents”, Physica A 356, 100-106 (2005).
  16. Gonzalez M.C., Sousa A.O., and Herrmann H.J., “Opinion Formation on a Deterministic Pseudo-fractal Network”, International Journal of Modern Physics C 15, 45-57 (2004).
  17. Gonzalez M.C. and Herrmann H.J. “Scaling of the Propagation of Epidemics in a System of Mobile Agents”, Physica A 340, 741-648 (2004).
  18. Gonzalez M.C. and Araujo M. “The E ffect of the Fractal Dimension on Saturation Trajectories on Multi-phase Flow”, Revista Mexicana de Fisica 49, 14-16 (2003).
  19. Gonzalez M.C., Rodriguez A., and Araujo M. “Flow Equations on a Fractal Structure”, Physica A 298, 297-314 (2001).

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