Welcome Back to Dr. Alana Saulnier!

The Surveillance Studies Centre is delighted to announce that from July 1, Alana Saulnier (re)joins the SSC, as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. Continue reading...

The Surveillance Studies Centre COVID-19 Update

The SSC is hard at work during the global Coronavirus pandemic. The surveillance dimensions of efforts to slow the spread of the virus are tremendous and far-reaching. Indeed, they are not only global but planetary. Continue reading...

Screening Surveillance Film Series

Screening Surveillance is a short film series that uses near-future fiction storytelling, based on research, to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance.

Surveillance Studies Centre

The Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research on the growth of surveillance globally, exploring many aspects of contemporary monitoring, tracking, management and control. The SSC is also part of a broad network of surveillance research that is both multi-disciplinary and international.

Big Data Surveillance

The primary funding of the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) is from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). We are currently working on a five-year Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant. The Big Data Surveillance project examines the relationship between big data and surveillance in three linked streams: security, marketing, and governance.

The Latest News

In Memoriam: Arthur "Art" Cockfield

We were shocked to hear of Art’s sudden death on January 9 2022. Art has been a trusted friend of the Surveillance Studies Centre for many years, serving on the... Read more about @title...

David Lyon retires from Queen's; remains P.I. of Big Data Surveillance

The Surveillance Studies Centre wishes to announce that David Lyon retired from Queen’s University on June 30 2021. Lyon was appointed at Queen’s University in 1991 as an Associate Professor... Read more about @title...

Welcome Back to Dr. Alana Saulnier!

The Surveillance Studies Centre is delighted to announce that from July 1, Alana Saulnier (re)joins the SSC, as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. She will work alongside Dr... Read more about @title...

Upcoming Events

SSC Virtual Seminar Series: Catherine Stinson, Philosophy and School of Computing, Queen's University

Adversarial Perception in Deep Learning Networks

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe by Monday, January 31, 2022.

Abstract:

Deep Learning (DL) networks are the current great hope for artificial intelligence. They have achieved impressive feats like approaching or surpassing human performance on image recognition (including...

SSC Virtual Seminar Series, joint with Department of History at Queen's: Sarah Igo, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, USA

Title TBA

Wednesday, February 16, 2022


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe by Monday, February 14, 2022.

Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

TBA

Everyone welcome!

For more information about our seminars, please visit: https://www.sscqueens.org/events/seminar-series

SSC Virtual Seminar Series: Luke Stark, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario

Artificial Intelligence, Prediction, and the Conjectural Sciences

Wednesday, March 2, 2022


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe by Monday, February 28, 2022.

Abstract:

In this paper I argue ML-driven science involving certain categories of data is fundamentally “conjectural.” Such “conjectural science” produces conclusions reliant on...

Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance of many kinds is growing rapidly throughout the world and the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research to follow such developments.

Learn More

Projects

Big Data Surveillance

Big Data Surveillance

(20152020)

In the world of big data surveillance, huge amounts of data are sucked into systems that store, combine and analyze them, to create patterns and reveal trends that can be used for Security, Marketing and Governance
Screening Surveillance

Screening Surveillance

(2019)

Screening Surveillance is a short film series that uses near future fiction storytelling based on research to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance.
The New Transparency

The New Transparency

(20082015)

The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen.
Globalization of Personal Data

Globalization of Personal Data

(20032007)

An investigation of some of the many ways that personal data flow across borders, with a special focus on increased security concerns after 9/11, and the goal of highlighting and explaining the social, political and economic consequences of those flows.

Twitter

2 hours 29 min ago
RT @mgeist: Professor @RonDeibert has a well-earned reputation for uncovering surveillance technologies and security vulnerabil… https://t.co/nFwMCiwigX
3 days 2 hours ago
RT @caparsons: Apple AirTags - 'A perfect tool for stalking' bbc.com/news/technolog…
5 days 1 hour ago