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Crisis Informatics Lab

We seek to understand and build technology for how people use social media during a disaster.

Directed by Dr. Amanda L. Hughes and based in the IT & Cybersecurity program at Brigham Young University, this research lab focuses on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) during crises and mass emergencies with particular attention to how social media affect emergency response organizations. An overarching goal of this research is to design, implement, and deploy software systems that improve crisis communications based on deep understandings of the social context in which they reside.