Using Social Media to Track Natural Disasters

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO TRACK NATURAL DISASTERS: THE HURRICANE SANDY TEST  |  Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA | February 4, 2013 | Dr. Arthur Cosby, the William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State University and Director of Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center, described his work with a team of colleagues to develop software that uses social media as a source of scientific data to track natural disasters. The Clinic co-sponsored this event, along with Harvard Law School’s Mississippi Delta Project, the Environmental Law Society, the Journal of Law and Technology, and the National Security Journal.

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