Texas Tech University

Rob Grace, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: rob.grace@ttu.edu

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Office: 363A

Dr. Grace's research interests include crisis informatics, human-centered design, and risk communication. In particular, he examines the design and use of systems allowing citizens and officials to make sense of crisis events and coordinate effective responses to emergencies and disasters.
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Selected Publications

  • Grace, R., Halse, S., Kropczynski, J., Tapia, A., Fonseca, F. (2019). Integrating social media in emergency dispatch via distributed sensemaking. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).
  • Grace, R., Stratton, C, & Fonseca, F. (2019). Content Matters: How Online Language Content Gives Rise to Digital Divides. Social Science Quarterly.
  • Grace, R., & Fonseca, F. (2019). Participatory asymmetry: Theorizing participation, interaction, and the curation of social media spaces. First Monday.
  • Grace, R., Kropczynski, J., Pezanowski, S., Halse, S., Umar, P., & Tapia, A. (2019). Enhancing emergency communication with social media: Identifying hyperlocal social media users and information sources. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM).
  • Grace, R., Halse, S., Aurite, W., Montarnal, A., & Tapia, A. (2019). Expanding awareness: Comparing location, keyword, and network filtering methods to collect hyperlocal social media data. In Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
  • Grace, R., Kropczynski, J., Tapia, A., Obeysekare, E., Halse, S., Coche, J., Montarnal, A., Fonseca, F., & Beagles, M. (2019). Role playing Next Generation 9-1-1: Sensemaking with social media in Public-Safety Answering Points. In Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
  • Grace, R., Kropczynski, J., & Tapia, A. (2018). Community Coordination: Cooperative Uses of Social Media in Community Emergency Management. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).
  • Grace, R., Kropczynski, J., Pezanowski, S., Halse, S., Umar, P. & Tapia, A. (2017). Social Triangulation: A new method to identify local citizens using social media and their local information curation behaviors. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).