Welcome to the homepage of Xin Lu
Associate Professor, College of Information System and Management, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China.
Xin obtained his PhD from Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet, He worked at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University during 2009~2012 and the Institute For Future Studies in Stockholm in early 2013.
Dr. Xin's research is multidiciplinarily distributed in the
- Mobile phone data based human traveling behavior analysis during nature disasters.
- Evaluating and improving Respondent-driven sampling method (RDS), a "network-based sampling" strategy for HIV-related high-risk population surveys.
- Network-based epidemic modeling of sexual transmitted diseases (STI).
- Operational research, graph algorithms.
- Anomaly detection models for Symdromic Surveillance Systems.
- Other issues in Big Data, Mobility, Complex Networks,
Social Networks, Complex Systems, Organizational Dynamics,
Human Behaviors, etc..
- Lu X, Wrathall DJ, Sundsøy PR, Nadiruzzaman M, Wetter E,
Iqbal A, et al. Unveiling hidden migration and mobility
patterns in climate stressed regions: A longitudinal study
of six million anonymous mobile phone users in Bangladesh.
Change, 2016,38:1-7. (pdf)
- Buckee, Caroline O., et al. Society: Protect Privacy of Mobile Data. Nature, 514, 7520 (2014): 35-35. (pdf)
- Lu X. & Brelsford C. Network Structure and Community
Evolution on Twitter: Human Behavior Change in Response to
the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. Scientific Reports,
4. doi: 10.1038/srep06773. (pdf)
- Lu X.. Linked Ego Networks: Improving Estimate
Reliability and Validity with Respondent-driven Sampling. Social Networks, 2013,
35: 669-685. (pdf)
- Lu, X., et al. Approaching the Limit of Predictability
in Human Mobility. Scientific
Reports, 2013, 3. doi: 10.1038/srep02923 (pdf)
- Lu X., et al.. Predictability of population displacement
after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences, 2012, 109 (29), 11576-11581. (pdf)
- Lu, X., Linus Bengtsson, Tom Britton, Martin Camitz,
Beom Jun Kim, Anna Thorson, Fredrik Liljeros. The
Sensitivity of Respondent-driven Sampling Method. Journal of the Royal
Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society),
2012, 175: 191-216. (pdf)
- Bengtsson L., et al. Improved Response to Disasters and
Outbreaks: Tracking Population Movements with Mobile Phone
Network Data in Haiti. PLoS Medicine, 2011; 8 (8): e1001083 (pdf)