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The Importance of GIS and Spatial Information in Open Innovation Efforts
Thursday, November 05, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

The Importance of GIS and Spatial Information in Open Innovation Efforts

Thursday November 5, 2020.  2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern (11:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific).

Presenter: Sophia Liu, U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Sophia B Liu is an Innovation Specialist - Social Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) working at the Science and Decisions Center. She is also the Co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS) as well as the USGS Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Coordinator. Dr. Liu applies human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work techniques to better understand the social and behavioral uses of information and communication technology and inform the design of future crowdsourcing, citizen science, and civic hacking efforts to improve government services. She also explores the Socio-cultural, Technological, Organizational, and Policy (STOP) opportunities and the data integration challenges with public-generated data. In 2017, she helped initiate the FEMA Crowdsourcing Unit at the National Response Coordination Center. During her USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011 - 2015) research on crowdsourcing, citizen science, and civic hacking, she previously worked at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, CO on the Tweet Earthquake Dispatch project, at the St. Petersburg Coastal Marine Science Center in Florida on the "iCoast - Did the Coast Change?" project, and at the USGS National Center in Reston, VA on Visualizing Critical Minerals data.

Register here to attend this webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2454751377840595980