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Palen, Leysia A Professor

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Research

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.

keywords

  • 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

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • CMCI 3000 Special Topics in CMCI (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 2900 Lower Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 4900 Upper Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 4950 Senior Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 5900 Master's Level Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 6800 Master of Engineering Project (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 6940 Master's Degree Candidacy (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 7900 Doctoral Level Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ATLS 4606 Critical Technical Practice (Fall 2018)
  • ATLS 5606 Critical Technical Practice (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 2900 Lower Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 4900 Upper Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 4950 Senior Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 5900 Master's Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 6800 Master of Engineering Project (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 6940 Master's Degree Candidacy (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 7900 Doctoral Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • INFO 1201 Computational Reasoning 1: Expression and Media Transformation (Summer 2018)
  • CSCI 2900 Lower Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 4900 Upper Division, Undergraduate Level Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 4950 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 5900 Master's Level Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 6800 Master of Engineering Project (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 6940 Master's Degree Candidacy (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 7900 Doctoral Level Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 1101 Computation in Society (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 1121 Introduction to Information Science: Designing Interactions (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 1201 Computational Reasoning 1: Expression and Media Transformation (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 2201 Computational Reasoning 2: Representations of Data (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 2301 Quantitative Reasoning for Information Science (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 3402 Information Exposition (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 3504 Investigations in Information Science: Digital Identity (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 4601 Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information, Technology and New Media (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 4602 Mastery in Information Science: Information Visualization (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 4700 Senior Capstone (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 4800 Leadership Practicum in Information Science (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 5504 Investigations in Information Science: Digital Identity (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 5601 Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information, Technology and New Media (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 5602 Mastery in Information Science: Information Visualization (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 6500 Information Science Seminar (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 7841 Independent Study (Spring 2018)

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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