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Palen, Leysia A Professor


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research overview

  • The current focus of the work of Professor Palen is on the area of “Crisis Informatics.” Palen and her colleagues have investigated computer-mediated communications (from social media and other social computing platforms) in multiple mass emergency and mass disruption events since 2005. Research advancements are in the areas of massive data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, socio-behavioral studies, and information and communication technology innovation for emergency response.


  • Human Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Emergency Management, Crisis Informatics, Social Informatics, Human-Centered Computing, Disasters, Organizing, Social Media, Information and Communication Technology


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