Alex Berke

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Open e-commerce 1.0, five years of crowdsourced U.S. Amazon purchase histories with user demographics

Berke, A., Calacci, D., Mahari, R. Yabe, T., Larson, K., & Pentland, S. Open e-commerce 1.0, five years of crowdsourced U.S. Amazon purchase histories with user demographics. Sci Data 11, 491 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-024-03329-6

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Is Access to Public Bike-share Networks Equitable? A Multiyear Spatial Analysis Across 5 U.S. Cities

Berke, A., Truitt, W., Larson, K. (2023). Is access to public bike-share networks equitable? A multiyear spatial analysis across 5 U.S. Cities. Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 114, 2024, 103759, ISSN 0966-6923. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2023.103759.

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zkTax: A pragmatic way to support zero-knowledge tax disclosures

Berke, A., South, T., Mahari, R., Larson, K., & Pentland, A. (2023). zkTax: A pragmatic way to support zero-knowledge tax disclosures. arXiv preprint arXiv:2311.13008.

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Drone delivery and the value of customer privacy: A discrete choice experiment with U.S. consumers

Alex Berke, Geoffrey Ding, Christopher Chin, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Kent Larson, Hamsa Balakrishnan, Max Z. Li, Drone delivery and the value of customer privacy: A discrete choice experiment with U.S. consumers, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 157, 2023, 104391, ISSN 0968-090X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2023.104391.

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The negative impact of vegetarian and vegan labels: Results from randomized controlled experiments with US consumers

Berke, A., & Larson, K. (2023). The negative impact of vegetarian and vegan labels: Results from randomized controlled experiments with US consumers. Appetite. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2023.106767

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Preserving Sustainability Gains of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of MIT Campus Commuting

Berke, A., Doorley, R., Alfonso, L., & Larson, K. (2022). Preserving Sustainability Gains of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of MIT Campus Commuting. Transportation Research Record. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981221088776

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Routing with Privacy for Drone Package Delivery Systems

Ding, G., Berke, A., Gopalakrishnan, K., Degue, K., Balakrishnan, H., & Li, M. (2022). Routing with Privacy for Drone Package Delivery Systems. International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT) 2022.

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Privacy Limitations Of Interest-based Advertising On The Web: A Post-mortem Empirical Analysis Of Google’s FLoC

Alex Berke and Dan Calacci. 2022. Privacy Limitations of Interest-based Advertising on The Web: A Post-mortem Empirical Analysis of Google’s FLoC. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS ’22), November 7–11, 2022, Los Angeles, CA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3548606.3560626

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Using mobile phone data to estimate dynamic population changes and improve the understanding of a pandemic: A case study in Andorra

Berke A, Doorley R, Alonso L, Arroyo V, Pons M, & Larson, K. (2022) Using mobile phone data to estimate dynamic population changes and improve the understanding of a pandemic: A case study in Andorra. PLOS ONE 17(4): e0264860. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264860

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Private Delivery Networks: Extended Abstract

Berke, A., Lee, N., Chwalek, P. (2021). Private Delivery Networks: Extended Abstract. Presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Obfuscation, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 7 May.

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Mobility and COVID-19 in Andorra: Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spread

Doorley, R., Berke, A., Noyman, A., Alonso, L., Ribó, J., Arroyo, V., Pons, M. and Larson, K., 2021. Mobility and COVID-19 in Andorra: Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spread. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 26(1), pp.183-193.

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From Private Location Data to Public Good

Berke, A. (2020). From private location data to public good. (Masters thesis). MIT Media Lab.

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Urban Mobility Swarms: A Scalable Implementation

Berke A., Nawyn J., Lengeling T.S., Larson K. (2020) Urban Mobility Swarms: A Scalable Implementation. In: Arai K., Kapoor S., Bhatia R. (eds) Intelligent Computing. SAI 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1229. Springer, Cham

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Contact Tracing Technologies: Methods and trade-offs

Alex Berke and Kent Larson, City Science group, MIT Media Lab (2020).

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Assessing Disease Exposure Risk with Location Data: A Proposal for Cryptographic Preservation of Privacy

Alex Berke, Michiel Bakker, Praneeth Vepakomma, Kent Larson, Alex `Sandy' Pentland. (March 31 2020). "Assessing Disease Exposure Risk with Location Data: A Proposal for Cryptographic Preservation of Privacy." Retrieved from https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.14412

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Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math

Berke, Alex, et al. Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math. MIT Press (February 2020).

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Bike Swarm

Berke, A., Sanchez Lengeling, T., Nawyn, J., & Larson, K. (2019, November). Bike Swarm. In Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 1-4). ACM.

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The Tradeoff Between the Utility and Risk of Location Data and Implications for Public Good

Calacci, Dan, Alex Berke, Kent Larson, Sandy Pentland. "The tradeoff between the utility and risk of location data and implications for public good." Presented at the Oxford & London School of Economics Connected Life conference. (2019). https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.09350

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Generating synthetic mobility data for a realistic population with RNNs to improve utility and privacy

Alex Berke, Ronan Doorley, Kent Larson, Esteban Moro. 2022. Generating synthetic mobility data for a realistic population with RNNs to improve utility and privacy. In Proceedings of The 37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC ’22). 955-959. https://doi.org/10.1145/3477314.3507230