I have recently received InnoSuisse 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 a colleague 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 am currently part of a large multi-institutional research initiatives funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) respectively. For detailed project descriptions, please follow the links below:
- InnoSuisse project on countering online hate speech (StopHateSpeech)
- Fake News and Collective Decision Making – Rapid Automated Assessment of Media Bias (WIN)
- Modeling Early Risk Indicators to Anticipate Malnutrition (MERIAM)
For other research projects that I have contributed to in the past, please refer to Past Projects.