New Scientist covers SCRC’s study of the Gab social network

Savvas Zannettou at Cyprus University of Technology and his colleagues set up an account on Gab, then cross-checked posts against terms in Hatebase, a database used by governments and non-governmental organisations to track the spread of hate speech. One in every 20 posts the researchers analysed included words in the Hatebase corpus – 2.4 times the rate on Twitter. However, hate-filled posts on Gab were only half as common as on 4chan’s /pol/ message board, a notorious home of internet trolls.

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A day in the life of a UX Researcher at Google

The Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) ( at the Cyprus University of Technology, through its EU-funded project NOTRE, presents Katie Tzanidou, User Experience (UX) Research Manager at Google UK for a live panel presentation and discussion on the subject of ‘A day in the life of a UX Researcher at Google’ – Come and hear what it is like to be a UX professional in the tech world and how UX research can influence the design of products we use every day.

Language: English

Katie Tzanidou is a UX Research professional with a background in Psychology and Philosophy. She holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the Open University in the UK. Before joining Google, Katie led the UX team in EMEA for PayPal and has worked in various digital agencies. She is an active speaker at UX conferences and mentor for start-ups.

Admission: FREE

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This event is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme through NOTRE project. NOTRE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692058.

This event is supported by a Federal Assistance Award (SCY600-16GR-42)

SCRC Summer Schools

The Social Computing Research Centre at the Cyprus University of Technology provides a select cohort of Postgraduate and PhD students the opportunity to network, expand their knowledge and enhance their skills.

There are two summer schools to choose from under the themes ‘Social Computing in the Big Data Era’ and ‘Usable Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks’, within the scope of the EU-funded projects NOTRE and ENCASE respectively.

Both summer schools feature a range of speakers from renowned institutions that include the University College London (UCL), Aristotle University of Thessalonikis (AUTH) and the University of Düsseldorf as well as industry partners such as Telefonica. The summer schools are taught in parallel with intensive morning lecture sessions and afternoon study sessions while one day has been allocated for a visit.

All participants, who successfully complete the summer school, will receive a Summer School Certificate of Attendance (6 ECTS) from the Cyprus University of Technology.

Web Information Extraction, Sematic Entity Identification and Linking by Associate Prof. Nick Bassiliades

In April 10, 2017 Associate Prof. Nick Bassiliades of the Aristotle University presented a lecture on Web Information Extraction, Sematic Entity Identification and Linking”.
The talk covered some aspects of Web Information Extraction so that extracted entities can be uniquely identified by semantic similarity search in Web knowledge bases (a.k.a. Linked Open Data) and linked to their similar entities in these datasets