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Research Tuesdays goes virtual
The University of Adelaide is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and continues to take action in line with the latest Federal Government announcements. As a result Research Tuesdays will offer both in-person and virtual access through Zoom and Facebook Live.
A virtual Research Tuesdays experience will enable audiences to continue to experience the lectures in a safe and healthy environment. The lectures will remain on the second Tuesday of the month.
Data manipulation is an ever-increasing danger. Join us to find out how we can we safeguard Australia on the digital frontier.
National security threats no longer come only via land, sea, or air. In today’s changing technological environment, data manipulation is an ever-increasing danger.
In 2018, over 80 million Facebook profiles were targeted during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, exposing unprecedented potential for political disruption. Throughout the pandemic, anti-vaccine information has been threatening healthcare systems, and now there are mounting concerns that propaganda could impact global responses to the invasion of Ukraine.
Having recently played a leading role in the first cohesive assessment of this emerging risk, University of Adelaide researchers are now advocating for protective policies. Political microtargeting is a national security threat, they argue, even when not overtly successful. Disinformation undermines the values underpinning democracy and protection from it needs to be a key defence objective.
How can we safeguard Australia on the digital frontier? Join us to find out.
Professor Debi Ashenden is Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group–University of Adelaide Joint Chair in Cyber Security. She was previously Head of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s Centre for Cyber Security and consulted extensively across the UK’s public and private sector, including for the Ministry of Defence, Home Office, QinetiQ, and Reuters.
Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell is a Professor of Data Science at the University of Adelaide. A Tall Poppy of The Year Finalist in the 2018 SA Science Excellence Awards, Lewis studies how information moves over social networks using mathematical models.
Date: Tuesday, August 9
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|Dr Melissa-Ellen Dowling, Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell, Dr David Matthews & Professor Debi Ashenden|
|13 September||Three Minute Thesis final||Faculty finalists|
|11 October||Hydrogen||Professor Greg Metha|
|8 November||Battery recycling and the solutions for the future||Professor David Lewis & Professor Zaiping Gao|
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