Mapping Thematic Research Interests

Without any rational assumption for possible categories of research projects and researchers in Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore, by using 48 arbitrary keywords related to our research area and a simple questionnaire, we just produced a bi-partite graph of researcher-keywords, in which each edge shows the interest of a researcher to a keyword, with values between 0 to 1. Then, we used a Self Organizing Map to find the emergent communities among the researchers in Future Cities Laboratory, based on their indirect similarities.  The results seems interesting.

The related poster:

FCL Thematic SOM