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Sophia B. Liu - Resume / CV

Sophia B. Liu - Resume / CV

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Sophia B. Liu
 
connectivIT LabTechnology, Media and Society PhD Program at the ATLAS InstituteUniversity of Colorado at Boulder 430 UCB, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0430, USAE-mail: Sophia.Liu@colorado.eduPhone: 630-729-4216
E
DUCATION
 
University of Colorado at Boulder 
(Fall 2005 – present)PhD Candidate: Technology, Media and Society interdisciplinary program atthe Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) InstituteDissertation Proposal Defense: January 27, 2009Graduate Advisor: Professor Leysia Palen in the Department of Computer Science
 ISCRAM-TIEMS Summer School 
(June 14 – 22, 2006)Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) – The InternationalEmergency Management Society (TIEMS) Summer School at Tilburg University in the Netherlands
University of California, Irvine
(September 2000 – September 2004)B.A.: Social Science specializing in
 Research and Analytical Methods – Honors
 Two Minors: Information and Computer Science; Digital Arts
University of Sussex, England 
(September 2003 – June 2004)Education Abroad Program for one academic year in my senior year 
F
ELLOWSHIP AND
A
WARD
 
 National Science Foundation
 
(June 2007 – June 2010)
 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship awarded in 2006 for “Public Expressions: Peer-to-Peer Communications in Response to Crises” proposal
 AAUW American Fellowship Alternate
 
(April 2010)
 ISCRAM 2008 Conference
(May 2008)
Received the Mike Meleshkin award for best PhD student paper award
ESEARCH
I
NTERESTS
 
Crisis informatics, cultural heritage informatics, community informatics, social computing,social media, Web 2.0, human-computer interaction (HCI), computer supported cooperativework (CSCW), design studies, information design, social media probes, reflective design,web mashups, public journalism, participatory culture, socially-distributed curation
 
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ESEARCH
E
XPERIENCE
 
connectivIT Lab at 
 
University of Colorado, Boulder 
(Spring 2007 – Summer 2007)Research Assistant for Professor Leysia Palen in the connectivIT Research Lab
 Natural Hazards Center at 
 
University of Colorado, Boulder 
(Fall 2005 – December 2006)Research Assistant for Professor Kathleen Tierney at the Natural Hazards Center 
 IBM Almaden Research Center 
(Summer 2005)Summer internship with Dr. John Tang, collaborating with Dr Michael Muller and Dr. Tom Moran
University of California, Irvine
(
Summer 2003)
 
Research Assistant for Prof Paul Dourish at the School of Information and Computer Sciences
ESEARCH
A
CTIVITIES AND
P
RESENTATIONS
 
 Meeting with the Regional Administrative Board in Gothenburg, Sweden 2009
 
Presented “ICTs and Social Media in Critical Environments” on May 18, 2009Information Officers from four municipalities across Sweden attended to learn more about howformal organizations in Sweden can incorporate social media in emergency management
Colorado Celebration of Women in Computing 2008
 
Presented “On-Line Photo Sharing in Times of Disaster: Going from Study to Design”
 
 ISCRAM-TIEMS Summer School 2006 
 
Presented “Integrating ICT-Supported Public Communication and Participation for Crisis Response”
 
 Natural Hazards Center at University of Colorado at Boulder 2005-2006 
Graduate research assistant for the Responding to Crises and Unexpected Events – InformationTechnology Research (RESCUE-ITR) project: an interdisciplinary effort that brings computer scientists, engineers, social scientists, and disaster science experts together to explore technologicalinnovations during crisis responseFocused on Emergent Multi-Organizational Networks (EMONs) in disaster response; informationdissemination in extreme events, technology adoption issues, and privacy issues
S
ERVICE
A
CTIVITIES
 
Student Representative and ISCRAM Live chair on the Programme Committee for ISCRAM 2010Reviewed conference papers for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management(ISCRAM) Conference in 2008, 2009, 2010Reviewed paper for Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2010 International Working Conference
 
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J
OURNAL
P
UBLICATIONS
 
Liu, Sophia B. and Leysia Palen. (2010).
The New Cartographers: Crisis Map Mashups and theEmergence of Neogeographic Practice
.
Cartography and Geographic Information Science Special  Issue: New Directions in Hazards and Disaster Research
, 37, 1, 69-90.Palen, Leysia, Sarah Vieweg, Sophia B. Liu, and Amanda Hughes. (2009).
Crisis in a NetworkedWorld: Features of Computer-Mediated Communication in the April 16, 2007 Virginia TechEvent
.
Social Science Computer Review: Special Issue e-Social Science
, 467-480. Sage Publication.
H
IGHLY
C
OMPETITIVE
C
ONFERENCE
P
UBLICATIONS
( < 25% Acceptance Rate)
Liu, Sophia B. (2010).
Grassroots Heritage in the Crisis Context: A Social Media ProbesApproach to Studying Heritage in a Participatory Age
.
 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2010 Doctoral Colloquium
.Palen, Leysia and Sophia B. Liu (2007).
Citizen Communications in Crisis: Anticipating a Futureof ICT-Supported Participation
.
 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors inComputing Systems CHI 2007 
, 727-736.Palen, Leysia, Sarah Vieweg, Jeannette Sutton, Sophia B. Liu, and Amanda Hughes. (2007).
CrisisInformatics: Studying Crisis in a Networked World
.
 Proceedings of the Third International Conference on E-Social Science
, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 7-9, 2007.
O
THER 
P
EER 
-R 
EVIEWED
C
ONFERENCE
P
APERS
 
Liu, Sophia B. (2010).
The Rise of Curated Crisis Content
.
 Proceedings of the 7th InformationSystems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conference
– Seattle, Washington, USA,May 2010.Liu, Sophia B. and Leysia Palen. (2009).
Spatiotemporal Mashups: A Survey of Current Tools toInform Next Generation Crisis Support Tools
.
 Proceedings of the 6th International ISCRAM Conference
, J. Landgren and S. Jul (Eds.), Gothenburg, Sweden.Liu, Sophia B., Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Amanda Hughes, and Sarah Vieweg. (2008).
InSearch of the Bigger Picture: The Emergent Role of On-Line Photo Sharing in Times of Disaster
.
 Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference
, Washington, DC, 140-149.Hughes, Amanda L., Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Sophia B. Liu, and Sarah Vieweg. (2008).
“Site-Seeing” in Disaster: An Examination of On-Line Social Convergence
.
 Proceedings of the
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5th International ISCRAM Conference
, Washington, DC, 324-333.Vieweg, Sarah, Leysia Palen, Sophia B. Liu, Amanda Hughes, Sarah Vieweg, and Jeannette Sutton.(2008).
Collective Intelligence in Disaster: Examination of the Phenomenon in the Aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech Shootings
.
 Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference
,Washington, DC, 44-54.

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