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Dr Elahe Naserianhanzaei

Research Fellow on ExID Project

I  joined the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter as part of the project " Extreme Identities: A Linguistic and Visual Analysis of European Far-Right Online Communities' Politics of Identity (“ExID”)". Before that, I worked as a computational social scientist at the Psychology department (CLES) from 2018-2020, where I worked on integrating the computational methods with social psychology theories to develop models that detect and trace the social group membership in linguistic patterns. I study and analyse data from social media to derive computational, large-scale data-driven insights, and to develop mechanisms to trace journeys into new group memberships as well as out of group memberships over time and to understand how these journeys relate to behaviour change.

Trained as a computer scientist, I am passionate about problems at the intersection of computer science and social science which has been motivated by the availability of large-scale online social data, the amalgamation of advances in machine learning, and the grounding in human-centered approaches.

Before joining University of Exeter, I completed my PhD (in 2018) in 'Human Movement Analysis' where I built personalised models to predict and recommend the locations of interest to users.

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