Cody Buntain

Assistant Professor
2117 South Hornbake Library
Ph.D., University of Maryland (Computer Science)

Cody Buntain is an assistant professor in the College of Information.

He studies social media and how people engage online, especially during disasters and times of unrest. Buntain’s work focuses on three areas: crisis informatics, online political engagement, and information quality. These areas include disinformation, health misinformation, and online manipulation.

His research has been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, WIRED, Business Insider, and NBC.

Buntain is also a research affiliate for New York University’s Center for Social Media and Politics and co-director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Conflict.

Before coming to UMD, he was an assistant professor of informatics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Buntain received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland in 2016.

Go here to view his academic publications on Google Scholar.