EVENT: Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

Dr. Sophia B. Liu

Join us April 9 for a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of integrating official and crowdsourced crisis information based on the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which was the tipping point for the use of crowdsourcing and social media in the crisis domain. In this talk, Dr. Sophia B. Liu will unpack the different interface challenges at the social, technological, organizational, and political levels. She will also discuss the meaning of “socially distributed curation” and its application to information management in the emergency domain.

Dr. Liu is currently a Mendenhall Postdoctoral research fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey investigating crowdsourced geographic information around earthquakes. She works with Paul Earle, of the National Earthquake Information Center, and Barbara Poore, through the National Geospatial Program and the Core Science Systems strategy. Specifically, Dr. Liu conducts research on the integration of official and crowdsourced geographic information pertaining to earthquakes. In May 2011, she received her PhD from University of Colorado, Boulder in the Technology, Media and Society interdisciplinary program at the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) Institute. More information on Dr. Liu can be found here.

This event will be held on April 9th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the 4th floor conference room of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry. To RSVP for this event and to get directions to the Woodrow Wilson Center, please visit here.

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