Age, Gender and Communication Networks

Alina Stoica, Zbigniew Smoreda, Christophe Prieur and Jean-Loup Guillaume

Proceedings of the Workshop on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Networks, satellite workshop to NetSci 2010

In this paper, we address some sociological andtopological issues associated with mobile phone communication.Based on a dataset of a few million users, we use customers’ ageand gender information to study relation between theseparameters and the average behavior of users in terms of numberof calls, number of SMS and calls duration. We also study thedataset from a networking point of view: we define differentprofiles based on the topological properties of the personalnetwork of each individual and study the relations between theseprofiles and the age of customers