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Patrick is an internationally recognized thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation. Author (2015): "Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response." Previously: Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, United Nations, World Bank. Currently: QCRI. PhD from Fletcher School, Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford and MA at Columbia. Born & raised in Africa.
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Popular Posts This Week
- Social Media for Disaster Response – Done Right!
- Review: The First Ever Course on Humanitarian UAVs
- Handbook: How to Catalyze Humanitarian Innovation in Computing Research Institutes
- Humanitarian UAV Missions: Towards Best Practices
- Assessing Disaster Damage from 3D Point Clouds
- Humanitarian UAV Missions in Nepal: Early Observations (Updated)
- A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake (Updated)
- Can Massively Multiplayer Online Games also be Next Generation Humanitarian Technologies?
- Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Elections (AIME)
- Crowdsourcing Point Clouds for Disaster Response
- How Digital Jedis Are Springing to Action In Response To Cyclone Pam
- Pictures: Humanitarian UAV Mission to Vanuatu in Response to Cyclone Pam
- Artificial Intelligence Powered by Crowdsourcing: The Future of Big Data and Humanitarian Action
- What to Know When Using Humanitarian UAVs for Transportation
- How to Become a Digital Sherlock Holmes and Support Relief Efforts
- This is How Social Media Can Inform UN Needs Assessments During Disasters
- How to Counter Rumors and Prevent Violence Using UAVs
- Could This Be The Most Comprehensive Study of Crisis Tweets Yet?
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- Remote Sensing Satellites and the Regulation of Violence in Areas of Limited Statehood
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Posted on November 18, 2013
My team and I at QCRI have just completed a detailed analysis of the 13,200+ tweets posted from one hour before the attacks began until two hours into the attack. The purpose of this study, which will be launched at … Continue reading →
Posted on October 3, 2013
Update 1: Our original Twitter collection of Westgate-related tweets included the following hashtags: #Kenya, #Nairobi #WestgateAttack, #WestagateMall, #WestgatemallAttack, #Westgateshootout & #Westgate. While we overlooked #Westlands and Westlands, we have just fixed the oversight. This explains why the original results below differed from the … Continue reading →
Information Forensics: Five Case Studies on How to Verify Crowdsourced Information from Social Media
Posted on November 29, 2011
My 20+ page study on verifying crowdsourced information is now publicly available here as a PDF and here as an open Google Doc for comments. I very much welcome constructive feedback from iRevolution readers so I can improve the piece … Continue reading →
Posted on June 21, 2011
Update: I have authored a 20+ page paper on verifying social media content based on 5 case studies. Please see this blog post for a copy. I get this question all the time: “How do you verify social media data?” … Continue reading →
Posted on July 17, 2014
Earlier this year, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 suddenly vanished, which set in motion the largest search and rescue operation in history—both on the ground and online. Colleagues at DigitalGlobe uploaded high resolution satellite imagery to the web and crowdsourced the … Continue reading →
Posted on April 28, 2014
Update: Users have created an astounding one million+ tags over the past few weeks, which will help increase the accuracy of TweetCred in coming months as we use these tags to further train our machine learning classifiers. We will be releasing our Firefox … Continue reading →
Posted on February 26, 2014
The “field” of information forensics has seen some interesting developments in recent weeks. Take the Verification Handbook or Twitter Lie-Detector project, for example. The Social Sensor project is yet another new initiative. In this blog post, I seek to make … Continue reading →
Posted on October 22, 2013
Philosophy Professor, Karen Frost-Arnold, has just published a highly lucid analysis of the dangers that come with Internet accountability (PDF). While the anonymity provided by social media can facilitate the spread of lies, Karen rightly argues that preventing anonymity can … Continue reading →
Posted on October 20, 2013
As iRevolution readers already know, the application of Information Forensics to social media is one of my primary areas of interest. So I’m always on the lookout for new and related studies, such as this one (PDF), which was just published by … Continue reading →
Posted on October 9, 2013
In July 2013, my team and I at QCRI launched this dashboard to analyze hashtags used by Twitter users during crises. Our first case study, which is available here, focused on Hurricane Sandy. Since then, both the UN and Greenpeace have … Continue reading →