The Cyprus University of Technology is one of two major state universities in Cyprus. The Social Computing Research Center (SCRC) in particular brings together researchers specializing in social computing from the various departments of the university combining expertise in social psychology, social aspects of computing, human factors, human-computer interaction, digital watermarking and data-mining for affective analysis, distributed systems and computation with social trust.
Due to its young age, the SCRC has yet to establish structured relations with the industry, thus its research results have yet to be deployed in real-world ICT solutions. To this end, SCRC expects to acquire from ENCASE real-world deployment expertise, and industrial-grade big data processing knowledge.
Experienced and ESRs will be seconded to TID and LSTech to work with their personnel towards building applicable and deployable solutions that detect fraudulent activity in OSNs and protect the sensitive content of end-users. Lastly, CUT’s seconded and hosted researchers will collaborate to monitor the integration of the subsystems, to perform pilot demonstrations and to analyze the results.