A midjourney prompted image of a woman without a working phone near a burning house

How Fires, Floods and Hurricanes Create Deadly Pockets of Information Isolation

Sept. 12, 2023

Leysia Palen, distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science and founding chair of the Department of Information Science, gives insight into disaster communications for Scientific American.

Leysia Palen

Leysia Palen recognized as rare 'distinguished professor' by CU system 

Jan. 2, 2023

Leysia Palen, professor in the Department of Computer Science and the founding chair of the Department of Information Science (2015-19), has been recognized as a distinguished professor, the highest recognition given by the University of Colorado system. Palen reflects on her path, the future and the power of collaboration.

An aerial photo of Hurricane Sandy washing away a pier in New Jersey

Professors address crisis informatics challenges in 'Science' article

July 14, 2016

When disaster strikes, those affected often turn to social media to request aid, offer assistance, or share other information in real time. In recent years, data scientists have begun analyzing millions of Facebook posts and tweets in order to study the collective response before, during and after a crisis. In...

Leysia Palen and Kate Starbird receive best paper award at CSCW

Feb. 26, 2013

CU Boulder Computer Science Professor Leysia Palen and University of Washington Human Centered Design & Engineering Professor Kate Starbird have received a Best Paper award at the 2013 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) conference, which is taking place February 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas. Their paper, "...