Crisis Informatics and Coordination Research

Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis)

Wright State University, USA


Contact points:

- Prof. Amit Sheth (PI), amit@ knoesis.org

- Hemant Purohit (Student coordinator),  hemant@ knoesis.org

Co-PIs:

- Prof. Valerie Shalin, Prof. John Flach (Psychology, Wright State U)

OSU PI:

- Prof. Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Network Science, Ohio State U)

Collaborators:

- Dr. Patrick Meier, Dr. Carlos Castillo (Crisis Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute)

- Dr. Fernando Diaz (Crisis Computing, Microsoft Research)

- Oshani Seneviratne (Ontology for Crisis-Info Mgmt, CSAIL, MIT)

Students:

Hemant Purohit, Shreyansh Bhatt, Drew Hampton (WSU); Yiye Ruan, Dave Fuhry (OSU)

Tutorials:

- AAAI conference ICWSM 2013, details/slides and tutorial program

- SIAM conference SDM 2014, details/slides and tutorial program

Project Umbrella:

- Interdisciplinary project of Social and Computer Science teams: NSF SoCS IIS-1111182: Social Media Enhanced Organizational Sensemaking in Emergency Response

- Background on this project

- Insight page that shows how we used our Twitris system in the #Oklahoma Tornado disaster response. Also check some of the snapshots from video


Publications:

Presentations:

Research Tools:

Ontologies:

Relevant resources:

Relevant Media/Blog stories on our initiatives:

RESEARCH OUTCOMES:

IME (Identify-Match-Engage) Computing Framework: (Purohit, PhD dissertation proposal, 2014)

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(Purohit, PhD dissertation proposal, 2014)

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ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK:

Fig 1. Positioning for coordination analysis framework: (Purohit et. al 2012)

Fig 2. Implemented Coordination analysis framework: (Purohit 2013, Purohit et. al 2014b)

Fig 3. Example of Coordination during #Oklahoma-tornado response (details) (Science: Purohit et al. 2014a : Highlighted on front page of First Monday journal, for the January Issue

Fig 4. Twitris engagement interface to assist coordination: (Purohit 2013, Purohit et. al 2013)

Fig 5. Topical influencers to engage with based on specific resource needs and their occupational types (Purohit et al. 2014c)

Fig 6. Other features of Twitris research tool to monitor social media for assisting disaster situation monitoring (examples during Oklahoma tornado 2013):  (Purohit & Sheth, 2013, Sheth et al., 2014)