Robert Soden

Visiting Student Researcher

PhD Candidate, Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: January 2018 - December 2018
Degrees MA Natural Resources & Sustainable Development :: American University
BA Political Science :: University of Illinois at Chicago
BA History :: University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Areas

Crisis informatics, human-centered computing, science & technology studies

Robert is a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder working on crisis informatics, human-centered computing (HCC), and science and technology studies (STS). His research examines the ways in which the computational tools and information standards that support our understandings of the environment shape and societal responses to disasters and climate change. Robert holds a Master's Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University and Bachelors Degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Prior to starting his PhD, Robert was a professional software developer and consultant to the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), where he launched the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, a worldwide effort to harness open data, open source software, and civic technology to improve disaster and climate risk management.

last updated: April 12th, 2020