The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL) is a six-week summer fellowship serving as a pipeline for high school and college-aged students from marginalized communities in New York City to enter the field of technology. The fellowship will provide interdisciplinary exposure to technology as a field of study, including tangible research skills used to impact change in their own communities through creative arts, social science, and technology research.
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.