Junior Researchers Fall 2018/Spring 2019

These are the junior researchers from the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semester

Stefan Wachmann

How is it possible to mitigate the problem of hate speech on social media when the sheer amount is too large to go through manually? One approach is automated text classification. Stefan's project attempts exactly that – to detect hate speech on Danish social media through deep learning methods. The main challenges are the lack of Danish data sets, the ambiguity of text, and the subjectivity of definitions and annotations.

Vanderléia Dionízio

Vanderléia's Junior Researcher project is entitled The Principle of the Will in a cookie society: a technical view. We live in a cookie society. Not in a cookie dough or in a cookie crazy one. But in a society where cookies must be accepted in order for you to access Internet pages. By clicking those cookies you are signing a contract that you most likely did not read probably for lack of time or legal knowledge. This Project intends to build a tool that can do some of that job for you.

David Avellar

Implications of big data in Telemedicine: David is researching the process of monitoring patients in a certain region, and what the results and consequences of the application of telemedicine are. There are several telemedicine projects running in Denmark, and these use different technologies as IoT, wearables and video calls to optimize patient treatment. The project tries to understand how diagnoses analyses compare to real life doctors' observations, and how data visualisation of a patient population is influencing prioritisation of emergency cases.

Sophia Knopf

Sophia is a visiting junior researcher from TU Munich. Her ETHOS Lab project is located at the intersection of Neuroscience and AI, focusing on the Turing Test as practice that mediates between ideas of human intelligence and behaviour, and its artificial counterpart. By researching the controversy around Google Duplex as observable in the media, the project explores the test’s mythological meaning, its underlying principles and its status in light of contemporary contributions to assess artificial intelligence.

Benedikte Randløv

This small research project takes on a critical design approach to the design of welfare technology for vulnerable older people, asking what if welfare technologies did more than compensate for lost abilities, and instead provided new and enjoyable superpowers? Based on interviews with Mette, a 82 year-old woman, the project will revolve around the design of an artefact/environment that enable her superpowers. The main design material will be computational textile.

Cristina Canureci

The power and trust relations of the cryptocurrency market. Cristina is researching how social interactions and crowd sentiment influence the movements of the crypto-markets by taking a case study approach of RippleNet and XRP centralized cryptocurrency. The aim of the project is to showcase the social construction of cryptocurrency by analysing the discourse of power actors and to develop new types of data sources for understanding the market.

Michela Seresini

Michela is a visiting researcher from the UCSC of Milan. She is currently writing her master thesis on the topic of conversational interfaces and smart speakers, their integration in the domestic environment from a sociological point of view. Through two empirical analysis, the aim is to study how they fit in the family's routine and their usability from the users perspective. The theoretical framework is composed by the domestication theory and the walkthrough method.