Hasan Davulcu is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. His research in social media mining were published at ACM and IEEE conferences. He is currently the PI for an NSF Partnership for Innovation (PFI:BIC) grant focusing on behavioral analytics for detecting financial fraud and PI of a DoD Minerva Research Initiative project titled “New Analytics for Measuring and Countering Social Influence and Persuasion of Extremist Groups”.
Davulcu holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey and a M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Stony Brook University, New York. He is co-founder of Looking Glass — a startup that focuses on the voices and perspectives of people and social movements in conflict areas as well as those of transnational groups. Recognizing the role of Social Media in the stream of information that contributes to the process of radicalization, Looking Glass has developed a diagnostic tool that allows understanding of the interventions that promote and undermine radicalization and extremism. Looking Glass is able to monitor Social Media in specific locations in any language to understand the salience of messages that attract individuals to or away from violent ends and has been successful in use with several national and international agencies.