We are developing a Digital Scholars Lab for youth of color in Brooklyn, in partnership with the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) and Dr. Rob Gore. Youth from Brooklyn will come to Columbia University and be immersed in education and training over six weeks. They will learn practical and tangible skills around human-centered design, to critically use social media and digital tools to keep themselves and others safe.
Identifying and comparing social indicators of gang violence and recruitment in a Chicago Twitter data set with ISIS engagement using qualitative analysis and natural language processing.
The Gang Otology Project focuses on extracting information from images posted on social media by gang involved youth in order to find out where help or other forms of intervention might be necessary.
Acquire and prepare data to perform an initial but thorough qualitative study, and to develop and evaluate initial NLP technologies for the purpose of gang violence prevention.
For computers to help people in the detection of interactions on web sites like Facebook and Twitter that lead to real world violence, they need knowledge of real world situations.