PhD position in Online Radicalization and Cybersafety

Cybersecurity Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: 06th of December 2020 at 13:00 Europe Madrid Time

Online Social Networks (OSN) have shaped the way we interact nowadays, but they also expose us to different forms of aggressive.

An example is the memetic content to encourage extremist and violent discourse [1].

The purpose of this PhD is to devise new methods aiming at protecting users from aggressions in OSN. The scope of the project will focus on studying the problem of radicalization, the promotion of violence and the use of online aggression from a broad perspective.

[1] On the origins of memes by means of fringe web communities. In Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018 (pp. 188-202).

The position offers:

  • The prospect to publish at top-tier venues
  • The opportunity to work on a thrilling and international environment

Requirements:

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field, with a solid academic record
  • Background in statistical learning or data analysis
  • Programming skills
  • Proficiency in English
Send Request
  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2021].
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: 06th of December 2020 at 13:00 Europe Madrid Time
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Guillermo Suarez-Tangil