Queen's University

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 Executive Board, as a co-investigator in several large-scale SSHRC-funded research projects, as a liaison with the Faculty of Law and as a facilitator of joint events between the SSC and...

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: Tommy Cooke, Research Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, and Dan Cohen, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University

Big Data Exposed: GNSS & the Quest for Accuracy in the Digital City

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


12:30 – 2:00 pm

Seminar recording available here

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

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe.


Abstract:
We present Big Data Exposed (BDE), a sub-project of A Day in the Life of Metadata...

SSC Virtual Seminar Series: Alana Saulnier, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Procedural Justice Concerns and Technologically Mediated Interactions with Legal Authorities

Seminar recording available here

Wednesday, September 29, 2021


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe by Monday, September 27, 2021.


Abstract:
As new...

Vincent Boucher

MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada

Bibora Imre-Millei

Bibi Imre-Millei
Bibi Imre-Millei

MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada (MA completed Fall 2021)

Bibi is an MA student in Sociology at Queen’s University researching theoretical and methodological approaches to swarm drones in the Media, Information and Surveillance stream. In 2020 she graduated from an MA in Political Studies with a thesis on biometrics in Iraq and Afghanistan also from Queen’s. Bibi works as the project coordinator of the Gender Lab at the Centre for International and Defence policy, managing and researching on multiple grants on the topic of women and gender perspectives in the military.

David Eliot

David Eliot
David Eliot

MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada

David is a first-year MA student in Sociology at Queen’s University under the supervision of Professor David Murakami Wood. His main research interests are radical right-wing populism and artificial intelligence. Consequent to beginning his MA studies David was awarded the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence by Queen’s University. In 2020 he graduated from the Sociology department at St. Francis Xavier University. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Canadian Sociological Associations ‘Outstanding Graduate’ award for his BA thesis on text generating AI’s and their potential applications for disinformation campaigns. His work on test generating AIs has been presented at international conferences and is currently being published in a collected work.

Currently, David is conducting research on adtech and the intersection between surveillance capitalism and AI infrastructure. He recently published a co-authored article in The Conversation Canada with David Murakami Wood on evolving Google adtech technology and is working on follow-up publications on the future of Google's AI research, and its scope beyond advertising.

Ashley Poon

MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada (MA completed Fall 2021)

SSC Virtual Seminar: Norma Möllers, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Justice in AI, or why it’s not enough to fix the data or fix the algorithm

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Delano Aragao Vaz by Sunday, April 11,...

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