Ozgur Can Seckin & Onur Varol

Ozgur Can Seckin is an Informatics PhD student at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on establishing strategies for analyzing online behaviors in order to increase well-being and address public issues using internet data.

Onur Varol is an Assistant Professor at the Sabanci University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences and Principal Investigator at the VIRAL Lab. His research focuses on developing techniques to analyze online behaviors to improve individual well-being and address societal problems using online data. Prior to joining Sabanci University, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University at the Center for Complex Network Research. He has developed a system called Botometer to detect social bots on Twitter and his team ranked top 3 worldwide at the 2015 DARPA Bot Detection Challenge. He was awarded by The Turkish Science Academy to Young Scientist Awards (2022). He also received the TUBITAK 2247-D National Leader Researcher Grant in 2022.

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