I have recently received InnoSuisse and BAKOM funding for a joint project with colleagues at the Digital Democracy Lab, at ETH Zurich and sotomo that combines natural language processing and machine learning to support a civil society initiative led by Alliance F to counter online hate speech (StopHateSpech). Together with colleagues in Germany, I also have a current project on automated detection of media bias in news media articles that combines state-of-the-art deep learning approaches from computer science with longstanding insights from the social sciences (WIN). And I have just received DIZH infrastructure funding together with three colleagues at the University of Zurich to establish a new Swiss national survey panel on digitalization (DigiVox). For detailed project descriptions, please follow the links below:
- InnoSuisse project on countering online hate speech (StopHateSpeech)
- DIZH infrastructure project to establish a new Swiss survey panel on digitalization (DigiVox)
- Fake News and Collective Decision Making – Rapid Automated Assessment of Media Bias (WIN)
Further research projects that I have contributed to in the past have been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) and a Minerva research grant. Please refer to Past Projects for details.