New visiting researcher Elena Rapisardi from the University of Turin

We are very pleased to receive Elena Rapisardi as a visiting researcher at the GIScience research group. Elena is a PhD Candidate at the University of Turin, Italy (at the Doctoral School of Sciences and Innovative Technologies, Ph.D Program in Earth Sciences) under the supervision of Prof. Marco Giardino, with a project on collaborative management of geological data for disaster resilience.

Elena’s research focus is on web technologies and tools for improving collaboration between key players of disaster management, including citizens, media representatives, and volunteers, to foster a better disaster resilience. Since her background is on sociology and web communication, the overall approach to the research combines information processes analysis, scientific knowledge sharing and organizational issues, including skills and competences to be involved, for a better use of web technologies and tools.

We warmly welcome Elena to the GIScience group and look forward to a productive and fruitful collaboration!