Professor Matthew Williams has studied hate crime for 20 years and managed the largest dedicated study of hate victimisation in the UK.  He is Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University, and is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary forms of hate and cybercrime. He manages all HateLab projects and leads on analysis of online and offline data.

Professor Pete Burnap is an applied computer scientist with a principal focus on data and computational methods such as machine learning to model Web-enabled human and software behaviour – contributing to the academic fields of Social Computing, Web Science and Cybersecurity. He manages the development of machine learning classifiers for online hate speech within HateLab.

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Dr. Arron Cullen

Cardiff University

CullenAL@cardiff.ac.uk

Arron is a Research Associate and he leads on data science analytics for the Hate Crime After Brexit and HateLab Dashboard projects. His PhD focussed on police use of social media.

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Dean Doyle

Cardiff University

DoyleD@cardiff.ac.uk

Dean is HateLab’s Programme Manager with responsibility for all project planning, governance and technology migration activities. He is also conducts similar duties on the Social Data Science Lab project.

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Jodie Luker

Cardiff University

Jodie is a PhD candidate in HateLab. Her thesis focusses on online hate speech targeting the LGBTQAI+ community.

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Maryam Saeed

Cardiff University

Maryam is a PhD candidate in HateLab. Her thesis focusses on the effectiveness of counter-narratives to tackle online hate speech in Pakistan. She is interested in gender, freedom of expression and politics of hate.

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Dr. Luca Giommoni

Cardiff University

Luca is a senior lecturer in criminology in the school of social sciences.  He leads on network analysis within HateLab.

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Dr. Alex Sutherland

Behavioural Insights Team

Alex is Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). He leads on BIT’s involvement on the new ESRC funded project Hate Crime After Brexit.

 

 

Amir Javed is a lecturer in cybersecurity with expertise in information security, privacy and malware.  He leads on programming and statistical analysis within HateLab.

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Sefa Ozalp

Cardiff University

ozalpas@cardiff.ac.uk

Sefa Ozalp is a PhD candidate in HateLab. His PhD focusses on patterns of online hate speech in the aftermath of terror attacks across the globe.

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Paul Giannasi

National Cyber Hate Crime Hub

Paul Giannasi OBE is the National Policing Advisor for Hate Crime aiming to improve the response to hate crime from across the criminal justice system. He is a member of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Hate Crime Group, coordinator for the updated NPCC Hate Crime Manual, United Kingdom National Point of Contact to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe for hate crime, and Director of the National Online Hate Crime Hub.

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Jay Harley

Cardiff University

Jay is a PhD candidate in HateLab. Their thesis focusses on online hate speech targeting the transgender community.

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Ben Foster

Cardiff University

Ben is a PhD candidate in HateLab. His thesis focusses on online and offline community tension and cohesion monitoring techniques.