COLLOQUIUM OF THE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES – GeoSocial Media Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities – Arie Croitoru

When:
September 21, 2015 @ 4:30 pm – 5:40 pm
2015-09-21T16:30:00-04:00
2015-09-21T17:40:00-04:00
Where:
3301Exploratory Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Estela Blaisten
703-993-1988

COLLOQUIUM OF THE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES
(CSI 898-Sec 001)

GeoSocial Media Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities

 

Arie Croitoru
The Center for Geospatial Intelligence
Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Over the last few years, social media (e.g. Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.) have become an integral part of the modern information and communication landscape. Through social media, individuals, groups, organizations, and even states can now acquire, probe, and deliver information, as well as shape and reshape public opinion. At the same time, social media content is increasingly related to physical geographical locations. Fueled by advances in of Web 2.0, mobile computing, and spatially-aware technologies (i.e. GPS enabled smartphones), social media can provide a unique opportunity to observe and study the flow of information in both cyber and physical spaces. Employing a geographically data-driven analysis approach allows us not only to track how information spreads, but also to derive information about real-world events and happenings. We call this geospatially-driven approach “GeoSocial Media Analysis.”   In this presentation I will review some of the key trends and developments that has enabled the rise of geosocial media, and shaped their characteristics. I will then move on to describe examples of various geosocial analysis methods in the context of different application areas (e.g. natural disasters, protests, international relations). Looking ahead, I will conclude the presentation with some of the emerging challenges and needs in the analysis of geosocial media data.

September 21, 2015, 4:30 pm
3301 Exploratory Hall
Fairfax Campus

Refreshments will be served at 4:15 PM.

 

Find the schedule at http://www.cmasc.gmu.edu/seminars.htm