Emergency Management Analyst
Leysia Palen, Ph.D.
October 8, 2008
Transcript (MS Word)
University of Colorado connectivIT Research Group
University of Colorado Crisis Informatics Papers
Jul. 2008 Business Week article, "Making Maps Work When Disaster Strikes"
Feb. 2008 IAEM Bulletin article, "Crisis Informatics"
Hurricane Ike Info on Twitter.com
Hurricane Ike Maps on GeoCommons.com
Social Media Landscape, Fred Cavazza
An Online Social Network for Emergency Management, Connie White (in review)
9/5/08 "Road to Ready" radio broadcast with Drs. Leysia Palen and Jeanette Sutton
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"It was usefull to find out how others 'see' the social network groups and that we all have the same concerns."
Colin Whitmore was a member of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad from February 2004 until May 2007. During that time he held the ranks of Vice President, President, and Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant he coordinated all aspects of training for the squads 40+ members. On April 16, 2007 Colin served as the EMS Commander for the tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus; coordinating the emergency medical response to Norris Hall. He has since completed college with a degree in Finance. Colin now works for ICF International, a consulting firm based out of Fairfax, VA, serving in the fields of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Leysia Palen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a faculty fellow with the Institute for the Alliance of Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) and the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS). Her training and interests are socio-technical, with a focus on ethnographic studies of work practice that inform technology design, implementation, and policy.
Prior to her appointment at Colorado, she completed her PhD at the University of California, Irvine in Information and Computer Science and her undergraduate education in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Palen, who partners with CU's Natural Hazards Center, was awarded a 2006 National Science Federation Early CAREER Grant to study information dissemination in disaster events. In 2005-2006, Professor Palen was a visiting professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark in the Center for Interactive Spaces and the Center for Pervasive Healthcare.