Human Centered Data Science

Crisis informatics is a study of how people converge, propagate information, and cooperate around the tasks they deem important on social media in crisis. The socio-behavioral focus of crisis informatics necessitates that research methodology accounts for the social context of users’ activity. On the other hand, the volume of the social media data requires the use of data science approaches, which currently can often decontextualize the social activity. I strive to work with datasets and computational methods that also account for highly situated and contextual nature of the social activity in disruption.