Computing science student presents to UK Home Office on online security

Computing science student presents to UK Home Office on online security

A Computing Science student who specialises in identifying online security threats has presented his research to officials at the UK Home Office.

Ruizhe Li, a second year PhD student, was invited to give a briefing on ‘Intention Detection for Security’ to Home Office representatives last month.

Ruizhe’s research focuses on identifying online security threats by analysing public comments from social media or discussion forums.

Talking about his presentation, he said: “It was a privilege to be asked to visit the Home Office in London to share my research.

“I specialise in machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing, and I’m particularly applying these technologies to predicting threats in information security.  

“Intention detection aims specifically to flag any suspicious ideas or comments shared online that pose a risk to information security.”

Ruize’s research (which is supervised by Dr Matthew Collinson and Dr Chenghua Lin) is being conducted jointly with members of the Supporting Security Policy with Effective Digital Intervention (SSPEDI) project, which is worth in excess of £1million in total. 

The SSPEDI project is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and led by the University of Aberdeen.

The Home Office is a ministerial department of Her Majesty's Government, responsible for immigration, security and law and order.

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