Using Telco Data to Fight Epidemics

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Kenth Monsen (Telenor Research)

In this talk we will discuss telecom data to estimate human mobility at country-wide scales, and the utilization of such data to better understand the spread of infectious diseases like dengue, malaria and covid-19. This will further be complemented with insights and experiences gathered on privacy, data security, and the need to align solutions with national public health initiatives.

Kenth Engø-Monsen, PhD, is a senior research scientist and data scientist in Telenor Research. He is currently leading Telenor Group’s initiative on big data for social good. With more than 15 years of experience in telecom, Dr. Engø-Monsen has extensive knowledge in the field of telecom data, social network analysis, and applied research using mobile data. He is the co-inventor on numerous patents, has published numerous academic papers in mathematics, computer science, data science, and social science. He received his Master’s in 1995 in Industrial Mathematics from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, and PhD in 2000 in Computer Science from University of Berge, Norway.