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PhD Student in Computer Science2013 to present

University of Colorado Boulder

Research Assistant working with Leysia Palen and Ken Anderson

M.S. Computer Science 2017

University of Colorado Boulder

B.A. Computer Science
B.A. Mathematics 2012

Carroll College - Helena, Montana

Maxima Cum Laude


Jennings Anderson, Marina Kogan, Melissa Bica, Leysia Palen, Kevin Stowe, Kenneth M. Anderson, Rebecca Morss, Julie Demuth, Heather Lazrus, Olga Wilhelmi, Jennifer Henderson (2016). Far Far Away in Far Rockaway: Responses to Risks and Impacts during Hurricane Sandy through First-Person Social Media Narratives. In Proceedings of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2016), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Marina Kogan, Jennings Anderson, Robert Soden, Kenneth M. Anderson and Leysia Palen (2016). Finding the Way to OSM Mapping Practices: Bounding Large Crisis Datasets for Qualitative Investigation. In Proceedings of CHI ‘16.

Jennings Anderson, Robert Soden, Kenneth M. Anderson, Marina Kogan, Leysia Palen (2016). EPIC-OSM: A Software Framework for OpenStreetMap Data Analytics. In Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 5467-5477.

Leysia Palen, Robert Soden, T. Jennings Anderson, and Mario Barrenechea (2015). Success & Scale in a Data-Producing Organization: The Socio-Technical Evolution of OpenStreetMap in Response to Humanitarian Events. In Proceedings of CHI ‘15. 4113-4122.

Jennings Anderson and Grant Williams (2014). “Reflections and Advice from Two Former ICM Competitors” in The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Culturing Interdisciplinary Problem Solving. Ed. Chris Arney and Paul J. Campbell. Bedford, MA: COMAP, 17-26.

Shideh Dashti, Leysia Palen, Mehdi Heris, Kenneth M. Anderson, Scott Anderson, Jennings Anderson (2014). Supporting Disaster Reconnaissance with Social Media Data: A Design-Oriented Case Study of the 2013 Colorado Floods. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2014). 632-641. Best Paper Nomination

T. Jennings Anderson, Philip Rose, Mark Parker, and Gillian Glaes (2012) The Mathematics of Cryptography and Data Compression. Honors Thesis. Carroll College.

Presentations, Posters, & Workshops

Mikel Maron and Jennings Anderson. OpenStreetMap US by the Numbers For the Community. State of the Map US, Seattle, WA. July 23, 2016. [Video]

Jennings Anderson, Robert Soden, Marina Kogan, Kenneth Anderson, Leysia Palen. A Real Need for Real-Time OpenStreetMap Analytics. Annual Meeting for the Assocation of American Geographers (AAG 2016). San Francisco, California. March 31, 2016. [Presentation]

Melissa Bica and Jennings Anderson. “You Are What You Tweet”: The Ethics of (Re)Publishing Public Data as Crafted Narratives. Workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI research at CHI ‘16 [Workshop Paper]

Big Human Data: Data by Humans, For Humanitarian Needs. NSF Sponsored Data Science Workshop. University of Washington, Seattle. August 5-7, 2015. [Poster]

Robert Soden, Jennings Anderson, Marina Kogan, Ken Anderson, and Mikel Maron (2015). The Social Life of OpenStreetMap: What Can We Know from the Data?  New Tools and Approaches. Annual Meeting for the Assocation of American Geographers (AAG 2015). Chicago, Illinois. April 24, 2015. [Presentation]

Research Experience

Research Fellow at Mapbox2016

Working with the data team, I built interactive maps and data visualizations to investigate the concept of contributor-centric intrinsic quality metrics for OpenStreetMap.

Teaching Experience

Guest Lectures

GeoSpatial Data. INFO 1111. Oct 27 & Nov 1, 2016.

OpenStreetMap & Webmapping. CSCI 4830. Spring 2015 and Spring 2016

Software Engineering Teaching Assistant2013-2014

Teaching Assistant to Judy Stafford (2013) and Ifeyinwa Okoye (2014) for CS 3308: Software Methods & Tools at University of Colorado Boulder. Focus was on Software-as-a-Service web technologies using Ruby on Rails for development.

Guest Lecture: SaaS Security (April 11, 2014)

Co-Instructor of Student Topics in Computer Science2012

Designed and co-instructed a computer science special topics course on web deveopment for interested students at Carroll College with Nathan Woods.

Other Experience

Maptime Boulder2013 to present

Co-Organizer of a local chapter of the international geospatial focused Meetup. Meets monthly to discuss open geospatial data technologies and put on workshops.

Catan Enterprises, LLC.2011 to Present

Co-Owner of Property Management Company specializing in sustainable, energy efficient construction and high-efficiency infill development. Constructed a 1500 sq. ft. super-insulated home between July 2011 and October 2012. Company currently owns and manages five units across three properties.

Engineers Without Borders: Carroll College Student Chapter2009-2012

Served as Chapter President in 2011, directing 25 students. Worked with club members to develop and maintain partnerships with Kiwanis, Rotary, and local Engineering firms to support projects in both Mexico and Guatemala. Traveled to Guatemala three times to help design a clean-water system and carry-out a structural reinforcement project for a school of 500 students: First for project planning research; second to assess damages from Tropical Storm Agatha; third to implement a structural reinforcement project on the school’s library.

Carroll Adventure & Mountaineering Program 2010-2012

Acted as Co-Chair of Carroll College’s outdoor program. Held Wilderness First Responder certification during this time and organized and led trips into the Montana Wilderness. Also co-taught Telemark Skiing and Rock Climbing clinics for students.

Montana Gear Up 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013

Counselor for a state grant funded summer camp for middle school students from low-income school districts across Montana. The Gear Up program promotes postsecondary education for all Montana students, regardless of socio-economic background.

Awards, Scholarships, Competitions

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Honorable Mention 2015

Department of Computer Science Outstanding Research Assistant 2014

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Honorable Mention 2014

Graduate Student Research Community Development Award 2013

Thomas G. Stewart Award in Computer Science (Carroll College) 2012

COMAP Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Meritorious Winner 2012

COMAP Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Finalist (Top 2%) 2011

COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling: Meritorious Winner 2010

Merit-Based Trustee Scholarship at Carroll College 2008-2012