Cornell University
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Eric Baumer

Research Associate


Eric P. S. Baumer is a research associate in Communication and Information Science at Cornell University. His research involves designing, implementing, and evaluating information technologies, especially interactive visualizations based on computational text analysis, to promote critical thinking and reflection. His current projects include using computational analyses of framing in political text to foster more thoughtful, reflective discussions of political issues, and studying technology refusal in the context of Facebook to understand how society decides where in our lives technology is (in)appropriate. Dr. Baumer’s work has been supported by such sources as an NSF SoCS grant and an NSF CreativeIT grant, and has been published in CHI, CSCW, JCSCW and other related conferences and journals. He holds an MS and PhD in Information and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Music from the University of Central Florida. He is also an avid ultimate frisbee player, an aspiring rock climber, and an amateur photographer.