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Dr Nora Jansen

Dr Nora Jansen

Research Fellow

Overview

Dr Nora Jansen is a Research Fellow for the Open Source Communications, Analytics and Research (OSCAR) group within Cardiff University’s Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI).
Prior to joining the CSRI in July 2020, Nora studied “Management of Information Systems” at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, where she obtained her Master’s degree. In January 2020, she completed her PhD on the "Real-time Detection of Buzzes in Online Social Networks" at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. In 2019, Nora was a visiting researcher looking at reaction strategies to online firestorms at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
Nora's research interests include the diffusion of information, the causes and consequences of disinformation, as well as policing methods and technologies.

Biography

2015 to 2020: PhD on "Real-time Detection of Buzzes in Online Social Networks" at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

2019: Research visit at the University of Adelaide, South Australia

2013 to 2015: Master in "Management of Information Systems" at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
                          Master Thesis in Collaboration with the German Federal Criminal Police Office: "Opportunities and
                          Limitations of Applying Web-based Channels of Communication by Authorities for the Interaction with
                          Citizens" 

2012 to 2013: Study abroad at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

2009 to 2012: Bachelor in "Management of Information Systems" at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
                          Bachelor Thesis in Collaboration with the Polizeipräsidium Südhessen: "Police 2.0 - Technical Opportunities
                          and Legal Framework with Particular Focus on Facebook"  

Research Interests

  • Information Diffusion
  • Mis- and Disinformation
  • Online Social Networks
  • Policing Methods & Technologies

Research Fundings

  • 2021 - British Academy: "The Interplay between (International) Law and Mis-/Disinformation"
    (with Dr Ruth Houghton, Newcastle Law School)

  • 2021 - British Academy: "The Role of Geopolitical Narratives in the Process of Global Ordering and Disordering"
    (with Dr Aurel Sari, Exeter University; Dr Andre Barrinha, Bath University; Dr Andrew Glencross, Lille Catholic University; Prof Holger Hestermeyer, King's College London; Prof Philippa Webb, King's College London; Prof Ursula Ott, Nottingham Trent University)

Research Publications

Jansen, Nora / Hinz, Oliver (2022): "Inferring Opinion Leadership from Digital Footprints", Journal of Business Research, 139, pp. 1123-1137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.10.032

Dobreva, Diyana / Jansen, Nora (2021): "Kremlin Disinformation Communications After the Poisoning of Alexei Navalny", Defence Strategic Communications, forthcoming. 

Jansen, Nora / Deusser, Clemens / Strufe, Thorsten / Hinz, Oliver (2021): "Is the Buzz on? – A Buzz Detection System for Viral Posts in Social Media", Journal of Interactive Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intmar.2021.03.003

Jansen, Nora (2020): "Real-Time Detection of Buzzes in Online Social Networks", Doctoral Dissertation, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Jansen, Nora (2019): "The Fiery, the Lovely, and the Hot - Analysis of Online Viral Phenomena in Social Media", In Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden, June 8-14, 2019. ISBN 978-1-7336325-0-8. Research Papers. https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2019_rp/43/ 

Deußer, Clemens / Jansen, Nora / Reubold, Jan / Hinz, Oliver / Strufe, Thorsten (2018): "Buzz in Social Media: Detection of Short-lived Viral Phenomena", WWW Workshop on Online Social Networks and Media: Network Properties and Dynamic (ACM OSNeD 2018). https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3184558.3191591 

Jansen, Nora / Hinz, Oliver / Strufe, Thorsten (2018): "'Police - To Protect and Serve' Online: Citizens' Attitudes towards Modern Ways of Interaction with Law Enforcement Agencies", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, United Kingdom, conditionally accepted. https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2018_rp/48/ 

Voigt, Sebastian / Jansen, Nora / Hinz, Oliver (2013): "Law Enforcement 2.0 - The Potential and the (Legal) Restrictions of Facebook Data for Police Tracing and Investigation", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Utrecht, Netherlands. Paper 5. https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2013_cr/5/ 

Supervisions

Safety Appraisal of a PaaS-Environment - Master Thesis in Collaboration with the German Federal Criminal Police Office (2019)

Development of a Real-Time Detection System for Buzzes in Online Social Networks - Bachelor Thesis (2019)

Analysis of the "Firestorm" Phenomenon and Potential Reaction Strategies - Bachelor Thesis (2019)

Exploitation of Social Media for the Analysis of Personality Characteristics in the Context of Political Campaigns - Bachelor Thesis (2018)

Social Media Marketing and the GDPR: Analysis of Changes for Companies - Bachelor Thesis (2018)

Firestorm vs. Lovestorm: Chances and Risks for Companies in Social Media - Bachelor Thesis (2018)

A Comparison between the Police and Companies on Social Media - Bachelor Thesis in Collaboration with the Polizeipräsidium Südhessen (2017)

Fake News on Social Media - Dissemination, Impact, and Countermeasures - Bachelor Thesis (2017)

Police and Social Media: How to Deal with Rumours? - Bachelor Thesis in Collaboration with the Polizeiakademie Hessen (2017)