About me & my Scientific community

<Education & Positions via Linked-in>





My actual research topics are : Research by design, human-data interactions, and big data for connexions discoveries.

But they have also been :

  • Human behaviours mining (for decision-making and mobility studies) based on CDR data, ip probes, attention measurements
  • Digital economics: cultural goods consumption and rich get richer/long tail effects
  • Perception, visualization & design of information
  • Social networks analysis aiming to unfold the popularity, promotion and authorities dynamics
  • Collective intelligence and crowd sourcing: how to detect weak signals from collective
  • Spatiotemporal and geographical data analysis for behavioural studies
  • Eye tracking research and applications

Academics collaborations : Claus-Christian Carbon  (Uni Bamberg); Thierry Baccino (Laboratoire Lutin); Marta Gonzalez (MIT); Carlo Ratti (MIT);Valery Kirzner (Haifa Uni & ortbraud college); Christian Licoppe (ENST); Camille Roth (CNRS)

PostDoc supervision: Nguyen Van Hanh, Jong Gun Lee (May 2011 – May 2012)


You can also find papers here:

<Publications via google scholar>

<Publications via academia>

<Publications via researchgate>


[Journal paper] Smartphone applications co-usage: Could we predict your next app? Juwel Rana, Johannes Bjelland, Pål Sundsoy, Thomas Couronne, Taimur Qureshi, Geoffey Canright, Network Science x2015, NetSci-x2015

[Journal paper]  Herrera-Yagüe, C., Schneider, C. M., Couronné, T., Smoreda, Z., Benito, R. M., Zufiria, P. J., & González, M. C. (n.d.). The anatomy of urban social networks and its implications in the searchability problem. Nature Scientific Reports, 5, 10265 

[Journal Paper] Discovering urban and country dynamics from mobile phone data with spatial correlation patternsRoberto Trasarti, Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, Mirco Nanni, Thomas Couronné, Barbara Furletti, Fosca Giannotti, Zbigniew Smoreda, Cezary Ziemlicki, (2015), Telecommunications Policy, ISSN 0308-5961


[conf paper] A handset-centric view of smartphone application useRana, J., Bjelland, J., Couronne, T., Sundsøy, P., Wagner, D., & Rice, A. (2014). Procedia Computer Science34, 368-375.

[Journal paper] Probabilistic model of customer behavior in cellular networks. Thomas Couronne, Valery Kirzner,Katerina Korenblat ,Elena Ravve, Zeev Volkovich (Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery)

[Journal Paper] The elliptic model for social fluxes. C Herrera-Yagüe, CM Schneider, Z Smoreda, T Couronné, PJ Zufiria, MC González (2014). Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment Volume 2014 April 2014

[Book Chapter]  Modeling Human Behavior in Space and Time Using Mobile Phone DataA.-M.O. Raimond · T. Couronné (Jan 2014) Theories and Simulations of Complex Social SystemsVolume 52 of the series Intelligent Systems Reference Library pp 31-42


[Journal Paper] Sobolevsky S, Szell M, Campari R, Couronné T, Smoreda Z, et al. (2013) Delineating Geographical Regions with Networks of Human Interactions in an Extensive Set of Countries. PLoS ONE 8(12): e81707. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081707

[Journal Paper] T Couronné, V Kirzhner, K Korenblat, Z Volkovich (2013) Some Features of the Users’ Activities in the Mobile Telephone Network, Journal of Pattern Recognition Research 1, 59-65

[Conf Paper] Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, Françoise Bahoken, Thomas Couronné (2013) Proposition d’une méthode de génération de matrices de flux temporelles issues de l’activité de teléphones mobiles; Sageo 2013

[Journal Paper] CM Schneider, V Belik, T Couronné, Z Smoreda, MC González (2013) Unravelling daily human mobility motifs. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 10 (84)

[Conf Paper] C Iovan, AM Olteanu-Raimond, T Couronné, Z Smoreda (2013) Moving and Calling: Mobile Phone Data Quality Measurements and Spatiotemporal Uncertainty in Human Mobility Studies; Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe2013 10.1007 / 978 – 3 – 319 – 00615 – 4_14 © Springer International

[Paper] Z Smoreda, AM Olteanu-Raimond, T Couronné (2013) Spatiotemporal data from mobile phones for personal mobility assessment. Transport Survey Methods: Best Practice for Decision Making, 745-767

[Book Chapter] Olteanu, A.M, Couronné, T. (2013) Model the human behavior in space and time by mobile phone data. Modelling and Simulation of Complex Social System, Springer, 2013


[Journal Paper] Schneider, C.; Couronne, T.; Smoreda, Z.; Gonzalez, M.(2012) Are we in our travel decisions self-determined?,Bulletin of the American Physical Society,2012,APS

[Journal Paper] Olteanu-Raimond A-M., Couronne, T., Fen-Chong, J.,, Smoreda, Z.,(2012) “Le Paris des visiteurs, qu’en disent les téléphones mobiles ?”, Revue Internationale de Géomatique


[Conf Paper] Couronne, T., Olteanu-Raimond A-M., Smoreda, Z., Looking at spatiotemporal city dynamics through mobile phone lenses, IEEE International Conference of Network of the Future, 28-30 novembre, 2011, Paris.

[Conf Paper] Couronne, T., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M. and Smoreda, Z.(2011) Urban mobility: velocity and uncertainty in mobile phone data.  IEEE conference SocialUrb-2011, SocialCom-11 ,MIT, October 9-11, 2011.

[Conf Paper] Smoreda, Z. Olteanu-Raimond A.-M. and Couronne, T., Spatio-temporal data from mobile phones for personal mobility assessment, 9th interbnational conference on transport survey Methods: Scoping the Future while Staying on Track, 14-18 November, Termas de Puyehue, Chile

[Conf Paper] Couronne, T., Smoreda, Z. and Olteanu-Raimond, A.-M. Chatty Mobiles: Individual mobility and communication pattern, Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets and Networks, NETMOB conference, Oct. 10-11, 2011, MIT, Cambridge, MA,.

[Conf Paper] Olteanu, A.M., Couronné, T., Fen-Chong, J., Smoreda, Z. (2011). Tourists in Paris: how to model spatiotemporal trajectories from mobile phone data (Modélisation des trajectoires spatio-temporelles issues  des  traces  numériques  de  téléphones  portables  –  Le  Paris  des  visiteurs,  qu’en  disent  les téléphones mobiles?)  SAGEO international conference, july 2011.

[Conf Paper] Olteanu,  A.M,  Trasarti,  R.,  Couronné,  T.,  Mirco,  N.,  Giannotti,  F.,  Smoreda,  Z.,  Ziemlicki, C., (2011) GSM data analysis for tourism application, 7th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality,ISSDQ,  october 2011.

[Journal Paper] Beuscart,  JS.,  Beauvisage,  T.,  Couronne,  T.,  Mellet,  K.  (2011)  The  popularity  on  the  internet:  an epidemic effect ? (Le succès sur Internet repose-t-il sur la contagion ? Une analyse de la littérature  sur la viralité”), Journal ‘Tracés’, 2011.

[Book Chapter] Collaborative  book  chapter,  ANR  PANIC:  “Cultures  Numériques  :  Regard  sur  les  industries créatives” (digital culture, studies of industrial creative and cultural goods), manuscript.com

[Journal Paper] T. Beauvisage, J.-S. Beuscart, T. Couronné, K. Mellet, “Le succès sur Internet repose-t-il sur la contagion ? Une analyse des recherches sur la viralité”, Tracés, n°21, 2011.


[Conf Paper] Couronné, T., Stoica, A., Beuscart, J.S. (2010) Online social networks and popularity evolution, an additive mixture model. IEEE Advances in social networks analysis and mining 2010

[Conf Paper] Stoica, A.,  Couronné, T., Beuscart,. (2010) To be a star is not only metaphoric: from popularity to social linkage. Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media 2010


[Conf Paper] Couronné, T., Beuscart, C., Chamayou, C.. Self-Organizing Map and social networks : Unfolding online social popularity. IEEE 24th of the International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Canada, august 2009 (reviewed and accepted, travel cancelled)

[Conf Paper] Beuscart, J., Couronné, T. (2009) The Distribution of Online Reputation : Audience and Influence of Musicians on MySpace. 3rd International AAAI Conference ICWSM : Weblogs and Social Media, California, may 2009

[Journal Paper] Beuscart J., Couronne, T. (2009) La notoriété sur myspace music. Terrain et travaux, journal de sociologie, June 2009

[Journal Paper] Couronné, T., Guerin-Dugue, Dubois,M., Faye,P.,  Marendaz, M. (2009) “A computational mixture model to unfold the factors guiding visual attention” Journal of eye movements research


[Book] PhD Thesis, Editions Edilivre (Paris); decision making and visual attention, an eye-movements based modelling.

[Conf Paper] Couronné, T. Guerin-Dugue, A., Marendaz, C., Dubois, M., Faye. P. Mixture modeling and parzen kernels use to infer attention from eye-movements : Extracting relevant visual properties of objects European conference on eye movements 2007, Germany. Published in Journal of Eye movement research, Vol. 1

[Conf Paper] Couronné, T. Guerin-Dugue, 1., Marendaz, C., Dubois, M., Faye. Data analysis of Eye-movement in a pair-wise assessment of objects’ design. European Conference of Visual Perception 2006, St-Petersbourg, Russia. Published in Perception’s Journal supplement