Project EPIC has a strong record of publication. We have focused predominantly on venues related to HCI, CSCW and ISCRAM, but have also expanded into other specialist areas in different disciplines as the opportunities arise. Our lab is internally collaborative in its approach to research. While we are not actively seeking collaborations with external scholars, we welcome ideas for research enterprise from scholars with specific interest and ideas related to the work we do. Our dataset collections are held securely under the IRB protocol conditions and Terms of Service of the tools we access.


Within the Project EPIC research team, we look at the ways that both members of the public and formal response organizations incorporate social media into their emergency communications. We are interested in partnering with formal response organizations as they explore new ways to incorporate social media into formal response practice. Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with us.

Potential Students

Project EPIC currently supports graduate students from a variety of subfields of Computer Science and Linguistics with specializations including Human-Centered Computing, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. Our team also actively collaborates on research with students in Civil Engineering, Planning, Sociology, and Geography. If you are a current or prospective graduate student interested in learning more about Project Epic, please contact