Visiting researcher at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computer Systems
My research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet, and in particular how computer science, psychology, and statistics can be used to study different behaviors. My research is interdisciplinary and includes studies on digital hate and violent extremism in online environments.
Keywords: data science violent extremism digital hate author profiling intelligence social media analysis
Dr. Lisa Kaati achieved a PhD in computer science from Uppsala University in 2008. Her principal research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet, and in particular how computer science, psychology and statistics can be used to study different behaviors. She is the author of over 40 academic articles and chapters and several reports.
Dr. Kaati has presented her findings before the Swedish Government, The Finish Government, The Commission of the European Union, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Europol’s Counter-terrorism Center and the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Advisory Board of Researchers. She is an associate editor of the journal Social Network Analysis and Mining.
Between 2008-2022 Dr. Kaati was working at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) where she was the head of the interdisciplinary Data science group. For 6 years, Dr. Kaati was working on a commission from the Swedish government to study violent extremist propaganda and hate speech online.
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