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Supporting A Nation of Neighbors with Community Analysis Visualization Environment

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National Science Foundation: Social-Computational Systems

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ISR-affiliated Professor Ben Shneiderman (CS/UMIACS) has been awarded a one-year, $250K NSF Social-Computational Systems grant for "Supporting a Nation of Neighbors with Community Analysis Visualization Environment." Computationally-mediated civic participation is emerging as a solution to contemporary problems associated with economic and social issues such as healthcare, energy sustainability, education, environmental protection, and disaster response. The NSF-funded research project conducted by Ben Shneiderman, Alan Neustadtl, and Catherine Plaisant at the University of Maryland will study reasons for successes and failures of the community safety system, Nation of Neighbors. The results will enable interventions to shift the balance towards increasing success.