There has been an explosion of interests in data science over the past several years. Indeed, data scientist has suddenly become the sexiest job. So, what is data science and what does data scientist do? And what does it mean to do "Urban" data science?
In general, data science is a marriage between computer science and statistics. It's basically a statistician becoming a programmer; or a programmer becoming a statistician. The two fields were very close in the past, but th
I have been thinking about smart cities, lately... There is no agreed-upon definition of smart cities, but as Hollands (2008) puts it, it is commonly understood as an "urban labeling" phenomenon. It is a much hyped vision for new urban agenda that is still operating under the old principles of government. Smart cities is basically a rebranding of cities that have existed for centuries, inheriting all the basic features of cities that offer a wide range of services in both pub