Our lab is the most active research group in the field of analysis of social media. The figure shows the world’s first successful research detecting occurrence of an earthquake (or an event) by only Twitter. The number of its citations is more than 1500. In 2014, prof. Matsuo was a track chair of web mining in WWW Conference. We continuously engage in election and market trend prediction and analysis.
We analysed big data concerning movements of human resources between companies. It is shown that the movement of highly-skilled professionals to start-up companies within the West Coast region is a leading indicator of growth of business.