Could Twitter be as helpful as a snow plow?

Published December 3, 2015


An article in The Washington Post reports on a study by UB researchers that found that Twitter can provide fairly sensitive data about not only current weather conditions, but the condition of roads and highways, and quotes Adel Sadek, director of UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.“It doesn’t matter if someone tweets about how beautiful the snow is or if they’re complaining about unplowed roads,” he said.

Qing He, Stephen Still Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering and Logistics, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Jing Gao, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, were co-authors with Sadek on the original article.

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