Contrasting social and non-social sources of predictability in human mobility

In this paper, we apply entropy and predictability measures to analyse and bound the predictive information of an individual's mobility pattern and the flow of that information from their top social ties and from their non-social colocators.

Predictability states in human mobility

we propose that the predictability in human mobility is a state and not a static trait of individuals. First, we show that time (of the week) explains people’s whereabouts more than the sequences of locations they visit. Then, we show that not only does predictability depend on time but also the type of activity an individual is engaged in, thus establishing the importance of contexts in human mobility..