New publication on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In the issue of December the 22nd of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we publish a paper that discusses the interplay of human mobility patterns like those between local metropolitan commuters and long-range airline travelers during a global epidemic. The image of the worldwide mobility network constructed in our paper has been featured in the cover of the journal.
Multiscale mobility networks and the spatial spreading of infectious diseases.
D.Balcan, V. Colizza, B. Gonçalves, H. Hu, J. J. Ramasco, A. Vespignani
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106, 21484-21489 (2009).
In the paper we detail the definition of the worldwide multiscale mobility network at the core of the Global Epidemic and Mobility (GLEaM) model and discuss the data integration process and the statistical analysis that allow its construction.