Diversity100 Studentships

In 2020 one of the ways in which we marked 100 years since Birkbeck joined the University of London was to offer five fully funded Diversity100 studentships which were available to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) PhD students. The Research team are pleased to announce that a number of Diversity100 PhD studentships are available again for 2021-22 entry and we are now inviting applications. These fully-funded scholarships actively address under-representation at the highest level of research and encourage BAME students to consider academic research in all disciplines.

Applicants need to submit a PhD programme application and a 250-word abstract by the closing date which is Monday 10 May. More...

UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub

Professor Peter Wood from Birkbeck’s Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is contributing to the work of a major new international research hub that aims to further our understanding of the causes of stunting. Up to one million children could benefit from the £19.76m research hub led by the London International Development Centre (LIDC), of which Birkbeck is a member, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). More...

Localizing Facebook Groups

Project Localizing Content Governance

Localizing Content Governance in Place-named Facebook Groups is a systematic study into how Administrators and Moderators govern contributions in Facebook Groups relating to named places (e.g. villages, towns, neighbourhoods). More...

Ethics of AI and Data Science

contact tracing

A major element of the strategy for achieving a safe exit from the current lockdown phase of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to be the use of contact tracing apps on mobile phones. More...

Twitter General Election 2019

Social media platforms generate a vast amount of data on a daily basis, on a variety of topics and consequently represent a key source of information for anyone interested in a current snapshot of online presence in society. More...

Digital Forensics and Social Media

A new research project will explore the use of ‘digital forensics’ in criminal cases, focusing on social media and messaging communications between suspects, victims and witnesses of crimes. More...

BIDA Cyber Security Lab

BIDA Cyber Security Lab is specialised in data-driven cyber-security research. The BIDA-CSL has set out on a journey to bridge the gap between the advancement of machine learning and the progression of cyber-security with the objective of creating the next-generation intelligent cyber-defence and security research environment for future cyber-warfare including the applications of cyber-physical systems (e.g. autonomous vehicle). More...

The Coastal Sensor Project

The Coastal Sensor Project is a joint research project led by Professor George Roussos (Computer Science) and Professor Sue Brooks (Geography). The project is aimed at developing low power wireless environmental sensors that will assist process understanding and inform future coastal protection schemes. More...