COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM /COLLOQUIUM IN COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES – #pray4victims: Consistencies In Response to and Automatically Identifying Diverse Information Needs During Disasters on Twitter – Cody Buntain
Computational Social Science Research Colloquium /
Colloquium in Computational and Data Sciences
Post Doctoral Researcher
New York University’s Social Media and Political Participation Lab
#pray4victims: Consistencies In Response to and Automatically
Identifying Diverse Information Needs During Disasters on Twitter
Friday, March 08, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite, 3rd Floor Research Hall
All are welcome to attend.
This talk presents commonalities in response across disasters in online social networks (OSNs) and Twitter specifically.
Cody Buntain received his PhD from the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland and is a postdoctoral researcher with New York University’s Social Media and Political Participation Lab. His primary research areas apply large-scale computational methods to social media and other online content, specifically studying how individuals engage socially and politically and respond to crises and disaster in online spaces. Current problems he is studying include cross-platform information flows, network structures, temporal evolution/politicization of topics, misinformation, polarization, and information quality. Recent publications include papers on influencing credibility assessment in social media, consistencies in social media’s response to crises, the disability community’s use of social networks for political participation, and characterizing gender and direction in online harassment.