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Dr Didem Ozkul
UCL Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street
University College London
  • Lecturer in Digital Media and Society
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am Lecturer (UK's equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Digital Media and Society based at the Department of Culture, Communication and Media. 

Research Groups
Research Summary

My research focuses on the ethical and societal implications of emerging digital technologies including but not limited to algorithmic decision making, machine learning, AI, surveillance, algorithmic profiling, mobile communication and location technologies, and cognitive mapping.

Areas of PhD supervision:
  • algorithmic bias
  • algorithmic decision-making and fairness
  • digital ethics
  • machine learning
  • mobile media and communication
  • location technologies and their societal implications
  • political economy of mobile communication ecosystem
  • politics of mobilities
  • sociology of space
  • surveillance

Teaching Summary

I am the Programme Leader of MA Digital Media: Critical Studies. I am also leading two postgraduate modules, Digital Media Theory, and Mobile Media & Place. 

Academic Background
2018 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Media and Communication University of Westminster
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