Lab Directors


Professor Pete Burnap

Computer Science & Informatics


Professor Matthew Williams

Social Sciences

Lab Deputy-Directors


Dr. Luke Sloan

Social Sciences


Professor Omer Rana

Computer Science & Informatics

Research Associates

Dr. Mohammed Mostafa, Lab Lead Software Engineer

Mr. Amir Javed, Research Associate, Centre for Cyberhate Research & Policy

Mr. Sefa Ozalp, Research Assistant, Centre for Cyberhate Research & Policy

Dr. Han Liu, Research Associate, Centre for Cyberhate Research & Policy

Lab Associates

Dr. Luca Giommoni (Crime & Security, Cybercrime)

Prof. Mike Levi (Crime & Security, Cybercrime)

Doctoral Researchers

Nasser Al-Saedi (COMSC: Mining Disruptive Events from Social Media)

Lisa Callaway (SOCSI/JOMEC: Social Media and Resistance)

William Chivers (ESRC Scholarship) (SOCSI: Social Media and Counter Surveillance)

Daniel Gray (ESRC Scholarship) (SOCSI: Social Media and Misogyny)

Amir Javed (also COMSC research staff: Understanding Malware Behaviour in Online Social Networks & Predicting Cyber Attacks)

Matthew Nunes (EPSRC Scholarship) (COMSC: Self-Healing Approaches to Network Intrusion Detection)

Abinaya Sowri Raghavan Padmavathi (COMSC: Social Network Evolution: Community Detection, Predicting Connections & Modelling Malware Propagation)

Luke Roach (ESRC Collaborative Scholarship) (SOCSI/COMSC: Social Media, Terrorist Attacks and Cyberhate)

Ian Thomas (ESRC Scholarship) (SOCSI: Social Media and Sex Behaviours)

Sefa Ozlap (University Scholarship) (SOCSI/COMSC: Reactions on Social Media to Terrorist Attacks)

Arron Cullen (ESRC Collaborative Scholarship) (SOCSI/COMSC: Estimating Perceptions towards the Police and Criminal Justice System using Open Source Communications)

Scott Kerpen (ESRC Scholarship) (SOCSI: Social Media and Sexual Identity)

Wafa Alorainy (Government Scholarship) (COMSC/SOCSI: Cyberhate Classification)

Simon White (ONS Data Science Campus & ESRC Scholarship) (SOCSI/COMSC: Crime Pattern Estimation and Social Media)

Ben Foster (ESRC Collaborative Scholarship) (SOCSI/COMSC: Community Tension Monitoring using Open Source Data)

Jodi Luker (ESRC Scholarship) (SOCSI/COMSC: The Impacts of Homophobic Hate Speech on Twitter)

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