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Dr P. Burnap

Lecturer

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Contact Details

Computer Science & Informatics,
Cardiff University,
Queen's Buildings,
5 The Parade, Roath,
Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK

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Phone: +44 (0) 29 20876249
Fax: +44 (0) 29 20874598

Extension Number: 76249
Room Number: S/3.04

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Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Social Media Analysis: Developing new algorithms and implementing computational analysis tools (often informed by social theory) to better understand online social interaction and behaviour;
  • Supporting Decision Making: Building systems to support intelligence gathering, risk assessment, and decision making - "extracting knowledge from data";
  • Big Data and Text Mining: Collation, storage and analysis of text information and massive datasets ("Big Data") using natural language processing, pattern matching and machine learning techniques;
  • Information Security: Developing methods to better understand the behaviour, spread and evolution of malicious software, informing policy requirements, and building secure information sharing technology;
  • Distributed systems: Building secure and distributed information sharing and retrieval systems.

Current & Recent Research Projects

  • Supporting Empirical Digital Social Research with Virtual Research Environment, JISC.
  • Tackling Radicalisation in Dispersed Societies, European Commission.
  • Equipment upgrade for early career researchers, EPSRC.
  • Identifying and modelling victim, business, regulatory and malware behaviours in a changing cyberthreat lanscape, EPSRC.
  • Social media and prediction: Crime sensing, data integration and statistical modelling, EPSRC (via Southampton).
  • Hate speech and social media: Understanding users, networks and information flows, ESRC.
  • To develop an intelligent (predictive), automated, enterprise-wide service-oriented remote IT asset managment system to reduce downtime and improve customer reporting and trust, KTP and Circle IT Solutions LTD.
  • SCADA Cyber Security Lifecycle, EADS UK.

Publications

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