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Amanda Hughes

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Amanda L. Hughes is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. As a recognized research leader in Crisis Informatics, her work investigates the use of information and communication technology during crises and mass emergencies with particular attention to how social media affect emergency response organizations. The goal of her 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. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in various areas of human computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work, and crisis informatics, and she routinely serves as a reviewer for major journals and conferences in these fields. Her research is currently funded by grants from NSF, the Knight Foundation, and NASA SERVIR. She also directs the Crisis Informatics Lab at BYU. Amanda received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a master's and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Research areas of interest:
Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Crisis Informatics, Social Computing, Software Engineering, and Disaster Studies