CY Cergy Paris Université is on the map of training excellence and high-level research; and aims by 2030, to be one of the top 200 universities in the world by reorganizing academic power with one undergraduate university college (CY Sup) and four graduate schools (CY Tech, CY Arts and Humanities, CY Education, CY Law and Political Science). ESSEC Business School is associated by decree with CY Cergy Paris University as the fifth graduate school, a member of CY Alliance and CY Initiative.
Julien specialises in political discourse analysis and digital humanities applied to social networks. He is the overall coordinator of the ARENAS project and leader of WP1, which is responsible for coordination and project management. Julien is also a member of the WP2 team which examines the characterisation and detection of extremist narratives where he is working on task 2.4. As a member of WP4 he will be examining the impact of extremist narratives while his work on WP6 will focus on Ethics, norms and Politically sensitive Science. His published work can be found here.
Natalie’s focus is on the history of German democracy and the politics of history in contemporary Germany. She will be working on WP3 which looks at the circulation of extremist narratives. She is working specifically on tasks 3.2 and 3.3 for the ARENAS project. These tasks examine the historical roots of extremist narratives in European national contexts and the circulation of extremist narratives in national and transnational political contexts. You can find links to her published work here and here.
Claudia is a specialist in the contemporary history of Spain, gender studies and feminism in Spain and France, as well as anti-gender discourse. She is a member of the ARENAS WP3 group looking at the circulation of extremist narratives. She is working specifically on tasks 3.2 and 3.3 for the ARENAS project. These tasks examine the historical roots of extremist narratives in European national contexts and the circulation of extremist narratives in national and transnational political contexts. Her published work can be found here and here.
Michele Linardi is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the ETIS Lab and the IUT (University Institutes of Technology) of CY Cergy Paris Université. Dr Linardi’s research interests include many applications and formal aspects of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, two branches of Artificial Intelligence. He is working on several applications requiring heterogeneous data modelling (such as time series, text, and images) collected from disparate scientific domains (e.g., Healthcare, IoT sensors, Climate data, and social media).
One of his core research interests is the analysis of online social discourse. In this context, he is working on language modelling that enables the automatic classification of socially unacceptable and extreme narratives. Dr Linardi is working on the Working Package 2 of ARENAS (Analysis of and Responses to Extremist Narratives) European project (funded by the European Commission), where CYU is the principal coordinator. The main objective of the research we are currently pursuing in ARENAS is the definition of the Explainable Language Model that will permit users to detect and characterize Extreme Narratives in disparate Social Media corpora.
Dr. Linardi is teaching at CYU several undergraduate and graduate Computer Science courses around Web Programming, Networking, Information Theory, and Machine Learning. You can find links to his published work here and here.
As a newly enrolled Ph.D. candidate within the ETIS and AGORA labs, her academic journey is deeply rooted in linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). She is driven by a profound passion for advancing the frontiers of understanding within the domain of extremist narrative detection. Throughout my research path, Dimitra is committed to delving into the forefront of machine learningand deep learning methodologies, with the aim of unveiling intricate narratives in the digital sphere. Her primary objective is to develop innovative tools that can effectively delineate extremist narratives within diverse corpora, spanning various contexts such as social media and political discourse.
Axelle holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Legal Translation and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Foreign Languages. She has experienced linguistic project management in various translation agencies. Always interested in multicultural exchanges, she happily joined the ARENAS team to assist in project coordination. She will work with Julien to ensure the link between all ARENAS members and with the European Commission.