publications
Publications & Theses by DCLead Students and Alumni
Journal articles
2020

Aziz, Abdul. “Digital Inclusion Challenges in Bangladesh: The Case of the National ICT Policy.” Contemporary South Asia, July 22, 2020, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2020.1793912.

Boonman, Sharona. “Data Scientists Should Focus on Societal Issues.” Santa Monica Daily Press, May 26, 2020, sec. News.

Boonman, Sharona. “Soziale Probleme mit Algorithmen lösen.” Wiener Zeitung Online, June 18, 2020, sec. Gastkommentare.

Dickmann, Alex. “The Internet as a Democratizing Tool? Old Beliefs, Current Challenges and Future Solutions.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2020-12.6.

Leukes, Pierrinne. “Plot Twist: The Unintended (?) Inequalities Amplified and Introduced by the Internet.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2020-12.7.

Mekonnen. “Computational Propaganda: A Detriment to Democracy.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2020-12.8.

Reza Arkan, Partadiredja. “Datafication and Design. Are We Designing the Right Thing?” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). https://doi.org/10.25598 /JKM/2020-12.9.

Stefanija, Ana Pop, and Jo Pierson. “Practical AI Transparency: Revealing Datafication and Algorithmic Identities.” Journal of Digital Social Research 2, no. 3 (November 9, 2020): 84–125–84–125. https://doi.org/10.33621/jdsr.v2i3.32.

Sxander, Darwin B. “The Digital Virus: How Online Fake News Affects Peoples Well-Being.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2020-12.10.

Vidaković, Maja Rogić, Ana Kostović, Ana Jerković, Joško Šoda, Mladen Russo, Maja Stella, Ante Knežić, et al. “Using Cutaneous Receptor Vibration to Uncover the Effect of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on Motor Cortical Excitability.” Medical Science Monitor 26 (May 27, 2020). https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.923166.

Wally, Dawda. “Societal Effects of the Internet of Things Devices : Contributions, Societal Challenges, and Solutions.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2020-12.11.

2019

Banerjee, Rituparna. “Populism and the Impact of Technology in Persuasive Propaganda.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2019-10.10.

Rituparna, Banerjee. “Can Governments Control Social Media? Or Can Users?” The Indian Express, November 19, 2019.

Dhanuka, Spriha. “On the Internet, Nobody Knows Youre a Dog: Deploying Anonymity and Fracturing Identities.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2019-10.13.

Fornoni, Tommaso Maria. “Why E-Democracy Is Not a Possible Reality (yet): A Literature Review on the Challenges to the Applicability of e-Democracy.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2019-10.14.

Jeske, Sarah. “Bringing Back the ‘Social’ to the ‘Unsocial’ Media of Today.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2019-10.11.

2018

Aldaba, Mikhaila. “Waking Up from the Internet : Digital Communication Leadership.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.11.

Bobicev, Irina. “The Sharing Economy – From a Promise for a Bright Future to a Critical View on the Present : Introduction to Core Competences II.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.10.

Concepcion, Rodelio. “The Video Camera, Voyeurism and State Surveillance in the IoT Era.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.9.

Deka, Angshumita. “Computational Journalism : A Study of the Impact of Technology on Journalism and the News Industry.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.8.

Rehman, Zahaid. “The Global South and the Sharing Economy : Will the Spread of Collaborative Mechanisms of the Sharing Economy Lead to Growing Disparity between Developing and Developed Countries?” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.13.

Silpakar, Sangam. “The Negotiated Benefits of the Digitized World.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.12.

Stefanija, Ana Pop. “The Role of Social Media in (Dis)Abling Social Movements.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.14.

Van Der Giessen, Nina. “Liberating Ideas of a New Ecosystem : The Blockchain’s Potential in Social Perspective.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.25598/JKM/2018-9.7.

2017

Zaide, Joyce. “The Mediatization of Politics and Activism.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 8 (2017).

Master's Theses
Intake 3: 2020

Ms Fatima Ali (MA) ‘Investigating political echo chambers on the Pakistani social media: a critical discourse analysis of cyber-nationalism, radicalization, and self-identity’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).

Ms Rituparna Banerjee (MA) ‘Towards Political Consciousness – Evaluating Digital Literacy through Gender in West Bengal, India’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Leo Van Audenhove (2.Supervisor).

Ms Katharina Kimberly Beck (MA) ‘#SaveYourOmi – Keeping Seniors in Nursing Homes Connected with ICTs’ supervised by An Jacobs (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).

Mr Tommaso Maria Fornoni (MSc) ‘Government Crisis Communication during the COVID-19 pandemic: Comparing Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).

Ms Sarah Julia Jeske (MSc) ‘Digital Twins in Healthcare Conceptualisation and Privacy Aspects’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Linet Lores Sánchez (MSc) ‘Preventing domestic food waste through digital intervention: How to nudge consumers into environmentally friendly behaviour?’ supervised by Lene Sørensen (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Zsofia Meszaros (MA) ‘The World Is on Fire, How Did You Know? Reverse Agenda-Setting Theory untangling the mists of mis- and disinformation in the case of #ArsonEmergency’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Consuelo Eufemia Naranjo Lara (MA) ‘Netflix in Latin America. A study of Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Karen Donders (2.Supervisor).

Mr Andrei Ionut Olarasu (MSc) ‘Improving Inter-Institutional Digital Data Sharing in the Public Sector’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Dimitri Prandner (2.Supervisor).

Ms Nkechi Victoria Osuji (MSc) ‘Blockchain technology for monitoring and reporting of carbon emission trading. A case study on its possible implementation in the Danish energy industry.’ supervised by Lene Sørensen (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Mr Gabriel Rosa da Mata Ribeiro (MA) ‘Privacy from the South: A decolonial perspective on the negotiation process between visibility and privacy in the age of surveillance capitalism’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Janneke Aerssens (MA) ‘The relation between net neutrality and zero rating explained. An analysis based on expert interviews and case studies’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Spriha Dhanuka (MA) ‘Streaming from California to Calcutta: A comparative analysis of Netflix s content catalogs’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Rosanna Fanni (MA) ‘The Normative Policy Framework of (Un)Ethical Artificial Intelligence in the European Union’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Mr Abduvoris Abduvakhobov (MSc) ‘Applicability of Artificial Intelligence within MOOCs to improve online learning experience. User perspective study’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Sharona Boonman (MSc) ‘Performance of machine learning algorithms: case study of BørneTelefonen’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Oyinkansola Adeola Awolo (MA) ‘Twitter for Phishing: Charting the Discourse about Social Engineering and Ethics’ supervised by Laurence Claeys (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Intake 2: 2019

Ms Angela Cristina Bastidas Barrios (MA) ‘Glocalisation and Audiovisual Content – An analysis of legacy television companies and Netflix glocalisation strategies to stay competitive in the international media landscape’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Fakhira Bano (MSc) ‘Device Fingerprinting by News Media Websites in EU: An analysis of data taken in 3 different point of times’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Thi Thuy Ngan Dang (MSc) ‘Nudge and persuasive design on Video on Demand Platforms: a digital enforcement effect in streaming services using design principles to influence users attitude and behavior as a cue for social navigation’ supervised by Iwona Windekilde (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Angshumita Deka (MSc) ‘Hashtag Truth : Can algorithms protect a society from misinformation?’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).

Ms Dilshad Hossain Dodul (MA) ‘Assessing the effectiveness of digital communication tools for humanitarian assistance: Scope and Challenges in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh’ supervised by Kevin Smets (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Mr Tigran Gevorgyan (MSc) ‘Adoption and inclusion of Artificial Intelligence in digitalization strategies of organizations’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Mr Mouloud Kessir (MSc) ‘Blockchain in the music industry: A study of token based music platforms.’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Kanokporn Rattanacharoenporn (MSc) ‘Tangible and gesture interaction for enhancing visitor experience in museums’ supervised by Ursula Maier-Rabler (1.Supervisor) and Lene Tolstrup Sørensen (2.Supervisor).

Mr Zahaid Rehman (MA) ‘Social media as a breeding ground for hate: case studies on the far-right and Islamic extremism’ supervised by Jan Loisen (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Sangam Silpakar (MA) ‘Digital inequality in Nepal’ supervised by Ilse Marien (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Yasmim Raissa Silva Pessoa (MA) ‘Video Narratives in Lifestyle Movements – How Youtubers advocate for sustainable lifestyle’ supervised by Wendy Van den Broeck (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Nina Desíree Van der Giessen (MSc) ‘Cryptocurrency Legitimacy & Institutional Change – a multi-stakeholder perspective’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Pieter Ballon (2.Supervisor).

Ms Aisha Villegas López (MA) ‘Alexa & Google Assistant: The domestication and privacy implications of smart speakers and virtual personal assistants within the household’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Mr Jorge Rolando Lainfiesta Rosales (MSc) ‘How are cyber troops affecting journalists perceived autonomy?’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).

Ms Beatriz Mikhaila Mercado Aldaba (MSc) ‘Keys to the Smart City: Civic & Political Participation – The Copenhagen Case Study’ supervised by Iwona Windekilde (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Irina Bobicev (MA) ‘Digitalisation of the news industry: Measuring the effects of digital delivery on news content diversity’ supervised by Jan Loisen (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Anna Claudia Pinheiro Gomes (MA) ‘Bots as storytellers : an analysis of the use of Facebook Messenger chatbots by non-profit organizations and their added value for advocacy purposes’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Ana Pop Stefanija (MA) ‘An algorithmic selfie : on investigating surveillance capitalism, datafication and algorithmic identity’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Intake 1: 2018

Mr Alessandro Amati (MSc) ‘Social Media and the popularity of video contents, a cross-platform analysis of YouTube video sharing over Facebook’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).

Mr Abdul Aziz (MA) ‘ICT Policy Challenges for Digital Inclusion in Bangladesh: Evaluating Policy and Practice’ supervised by Leo van Audenhove (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Shakhnoza Bekbulaeva (MSc) ‘Driver Drowsiness Detection and Prediction systems’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Mr Harris Bin Munawar (MA) ‘Gendered interactions with virtual assistants’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Mr Mathias Felipe De Lima Santos (MSc) ‘Mastering Data Journalism in Australia’ supervised by Dimitri Prandner & Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).

Ms Maia Giorgadze (MSc) ‘Adopting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to raise public awareness and trigger actions’ supervised by Ursula Maier-Rabler (1.Supervisor) and Reza Tadayoni (2.Supervisor).

Ms Dina Ibrahim (MA) ‘The Impact of the EU Privacy Regulations on the Freemium Business Model: A Study on Media Platforms from a Multisided Markets Theory Lens’ supervised by Tim Raats (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Amalia Nurul Muthmainnah (MA) ‘Digital Literacy for children and young people within policies in Asia Pacific Region: Case study of Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand’ supervised by Ursula Maier-Rabler (1.Supervisor) and Jo Pierson (2.Supervisor).

Mr Markus Neudecker (MA) ‘Citizen participation in the digital age. Theoretical and practical opportunities and challenges for e-participation in modern democracies’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Wendy Van den Broeck (2.Supervisor).

Mr Ishaqur Rahman (MSc) ‘Digital Communication & Servitization in Automobile Industry: The factors that enable transformation of automobiles from product to service due to digital communication’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Ms Ana Cristina Rocha Robleto (MSc) ‘Strategy alignment of business and IT in Product-Service Systems’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).

Mr Durai Subramaniam Selvaraj (MA) ‘The Cultivation of Mobile Agriculture : Connecting Smallholder Farmers of India to Knowledge and Networks (Case Study: West Bengal & Tamil Nadu)’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Wendy Van den Broeck (2.Supervisor).

Ms Alena Sidarovich (MA) ‘Trust and literacy in the context of data & agency relations: The case of public service media in Belgium’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).

Ms Michelle Anne Tabirao (MSc) ‘Blockchain Technology for Tracking and Reporting of Carbon Dioxide Emission. A Case Study on its possible adoption on the container shipping industry’ supervised by Iwona Windekilde (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).

Ms Joyce Iris Zaide (MA) ‘Patriotic trolling? Mediatized populist political communication practices of pro-Duterte supporters on Facebook’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Benjamin De Cleen (2.Supervisor).

Ms Ruiqi Zhou (MSc) ‘Visual digital Story Telling in engaging the audience and enhancing the brand awareness’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).