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2011 Summer Specialist Meeting

2011 Summer Specialist Meeting  Mapping Ideas: Discovering and Information Landscape Download the Final Meeting Report HERE (pdf) San Diego State University  5500 Campanile Drive  San Diego, CA 92182 June 29, 30 (Wednesday, Thursday), 2011 A two-day workshop (specialist meeting) at San Diego State University during creates a collaborative environment for scientists to exchange their research …

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2012 Summer Specialist Meeting

2012 Summer Workshop 2012 Specialist Meeting Mapping Ideas: Discovering and Information Landscapes  Download the Final Meeting Report Here (pdf) San Diego State University, San Diego. August 1-3, 2012 The spread of ideas in the age of the Internet is a double-edged sword; it can enhance our collective welfare as well as produce forces that can …

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2012 U.S. Presidential Election

1. “Popularity” in Tweets (Obama VS Romney) (Daily) Dynamic Plotting Tool (Oct28 – Nov3): it provides comparative views of tweet search results containing the keyword “Obama” and “Romney” in each 30 city. The number of tweets collected in a city during the week is standardized by the city’s population size.   2. “Popularity” in Tweets (Obama …

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2013 Summer Specialist Meeting

NSF-CDI Project —  2013 Specialist Meeting Knowledge Discovery in Cyberspace and Big Data Download the Final Meeting Report Here (pdf) San Diego State University, San Diego. August 7, 8 (Wednesday, Thursday), 2013   This specialist meeting (workshop) is funded by an NSF-CDI project (#1028177, Mapping Cyberspace to Realspace: Visualizing and Understanding the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of …

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2014 Summer Specialist Meeting

NSF-CDI Project —  2014 Specialist Meeting Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA): New Frontiers of Knowledge Discovery in Cyberspace and Big Data San Diego State University, San Diego. August 11, 12 (Monday, Tuesday), 2014   This specialist meeting (workshop) is funded by an NSF-CDI project (#1028177, Mapping Cyberspace to Realspace: Visualizing and Understanding the …

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About the Project

About the Project The spread of ideas in the age of the Internet is a double-edged sword; it can enhance our collective welfare as well as produce forces that can destabilize the world.This project aims at understanding the process by which the impact of a single event or idea disperses throughout the world over time …

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Computational Linguistics

A key research question for this project is: “What features can we use to characterize two communicative acts – speech utterance, blog post, web page, or tweet — as expressions of the same idea?” In analyzing the great variety of web productions we find in our internet searches, we have been discovering that a variety …

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Current Tasks

SWARMS Prototyping A prototype of  Visualizing Information Space In Ontological Networks (VISION) will be designed and implemented for displaying the dynamic information landscape (2D and 3D maps) and showing the spread of concepts, ideas, and news. The overall system framework is illustrated in Figure 1. Initial search will use pre-defined keywords in the three selected …

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Education Resource

The following are links that provide information regarding methods in utilizing social media APIs, big data analysis, coding, and tools created by the HDMA Center. Collaborative Documents about Social Media APIs, Big Data Analysis, and FAQ https://hdma.hackpad.com/   YouTube Channel for Demos and Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKiEJPhr3vRgNgFi5aD49VA   Social Media and Big Data Bibliography https://www.zotero.org/hdmasdsu/items   Join …

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GIScience, Cartographic Visualization and Information Mining

Author: Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou GIScience and GIS tools can help scientists visualize and explore natural and social phenomena such as global warming, ocean currents, and human migrations. Cartographic visualization is part of GIScience and focuses on human cognition, analysis of data from physical sciences, and computer graphic display. This research will adopt various cartographic visualization …

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2015, January 7, Government Technology, ‘Using Social Media Data to Identify Outbreaks and Control Disease’ 2014, October, HDMA’s latest grant and research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) was launched by Ming-Hsiang Tsou. This project entails creating a social media-based platform that will aid in the dissemination of emergency alerts to residents of San Diego. …

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Participant List

2012 Summer Specialist Meeting  Mapping Ideas: Discovering and Information Landscape Participant List Li An  Bio    Position Paper  Department of Geography  San Diego State University Anatoliy Gruzd  Bio    Position Paper  School of Information Management Dalhousie University Jennifer Mathieu  Bio    Position Paper  MITRE Corporation Mark Sawyer  Bio    Position Paper  CDC Brian Spitzberg  Bio    Position Paper  Department of Communication San Diego State University …

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Participant List

2011 Summer Specialist Meeting  Mapping Ideas: Discovering and Information Landscape Participant List Li An  Bio    Position Paper  Department of Geography  San Diego State University Steven Corman  Bio    Position Paper  Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Arizona State University Dipak Gupta  Bio    Position Paper  Department of Political Science San Diego State University Brian Spitzberg  Bio    Position Paper  Department of Communication …

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Project Abstract

Project Group 2012This project is a mutidisciplinary collaboration with Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Geography), Dr. Dipak K Gupta (Political Science), Dr. Jean Marc Gawron (Linguistic), Dr. Brian Spitzberg (Communication) and Dr. Li An (Geography), all from San Diego State University. NSF Award Link http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1028177 Project Abstract: The project integrates geographic information systems (GIS), geographic information science (GIScience), …

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Project Overview

The spread of ideas in the age of the Internet is a double-edged sword; it can enhance our collective welfare as well as produce forces that can destabilize the world. This project aims at understanding the process by which the impact of a single event or idea disperses throughout the world over time and space. …

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Public Health (Outbreaks)

1. Webpage  Map Showcase – Flu VS Background (Aug05 – Nov11): Each map shows a kernel density surface created from the keyword search for “flu” compared to a background. Areas in red have a higher probability of hosting “flu” web pages compared to the average probability of hosting any web pages (background). Areas in blue have …

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Publications

2015: Tsou, M. H., Jung, C. T., Allen, C., Yang, J. A., Gawron, J. M., Spitzberg, B. H., & Han, S. (2015, July). Social media analytics and research test-bed (SMART dashboard). In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society (p. 2). ACM. Han, S. Y., Tsou, M. H., & Clarke, K. …

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The project integrates geographic information systems (GIS), geographic information science (GIScience), computational linguistics (CL), and spatial web (computer-based ontology) technologies to track and analyze public-accessible websites for progressively more defined clusters of words and phrases that characterize actual and potentially developing networks of social processes. Visualizing Information Space In Ontological Networks (VISION) prototype (2012) Spatial …

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Space-Time Analysis

Author: Dr. Li An In this project, we propose to use space-time analysis to visualize and analyze multiple dimensions in the spread of ideas through tracking texts posted on the Internet and the Web pages. Traditional spatial analysis has focused on delineation and characterization of spatial heterogeneity, lacking a robust temporal dimension. On the other …

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Talks, Colloquia and Conferences

Talks 2013, July 10, Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou at  .Esri International User Conference,San Diego, California, Research Challenges and Opportunities for Mapping Cyberspace and Social Media  (link to Abstract) 2013, May 7, Dr. Brian Spitzberg, 19th Annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception, Mapping Cyberspace to Realspace (link to Website) 2013, April 12, 12:40pm, Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou,at AAG Annual Meeting (Association of American …

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Team

Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Principle Investigator) email: mtsou[at]mail.sdsu.edu phone:619-594-0205 http://map.sdsu.edu/tsou  Ph.D. , University of Colorado (2001) Department of Geography, SDSU Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou is Professor in the Department of Geography, San Diego State University. He received a B.S. from National Taiwan University in 1991, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in …

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Terrorism and Political Conflicts: An Integrated Perspective

Author: Dr. Dipak Gupta Traditional economics and many of the allied social sciences unquestionably assume that we are motivated solely by our self-interest. Unfortunately, such an assumption runs contrary to the real world, where, from the extreme (suicide bombing) to the mundane (donating to PBS), people sacrifice their self-interest for larger group interest. In order …

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Theoretical Coda

Author: Dr. Brian Spitzberg The Internet, and the technologies of mapping it, are growing faster than humans’ ability to understand its manifold effects. Past theories, however, may provide important bridges to span understanding with technology. At the macro theoretical level, the primary role of the internet is the diffusion of information, which can be understood …

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events 2014 : 2014, September 23 – 26, Vienna, Austria. Dr.Ming-Hsiang Tsou, 8th International Conference on Geographic Information Science. “Using GIS and Geo-targeted Social Media (Twitter) to Track Illicit Drug Use Trends in Space and Over Time”   2014, August 19 – 21, Atlanta, GA. Dr.Ming-Hsiang Tsou. 8th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, …

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