Gallery: the beauty of Data Science



The player passing network of FC Barcelona, extracted from data of the 2015 Champions League final.


The spatial distribution of mobile phone users over French municipalities with more than 1,000 official residents. Each user is assigned to a municipality according to the geographic position of her “home location”, i.e., the phone tower where they make most of the class during nighttime. The color of municipalities, in a gradient from blue to red, indicates the number of mobile phone users assigned to that municipality.


The pass and tackles networks descibing a rugby match between Italy (blue nodes) and New Zealand (black nodes). The number of nodes refers to the role of the player. Green edges are the pass network and red edges are the tackles network. Node layout is determined by the classical rugby player positioning on the pitch during a scrum.