27 March 2015
IADT Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology hosted a feast of cyberpsychology on Thursday 27 March 2015. The evening was opened by Dr Annie Doona President of IADT who welcomed our speaker and guests. This unique event was held to highlight and celebrate work in the relevant and expanding area of Cyberpsychology, in which IADT is a leader in the field.
Professor Mary Aiken’s keynote talk covered her work in applying cyberpsychology to the real world, including projects with the White House, Interpol and her work on the CBS television show CSI: Cyber. Mary is Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber
Analytics at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability, Hawaii Pacific University, and Director of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre. She is the Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, Fellow at the IBM Network Science Research Centre, lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law Middlesex University, and is a graduate of the IADT MSc in Cyberpsychology. Mary’s research focuses on cyber behavioural analysis. She is currently leading an international research project in conjunction with INTERPOL, and is recognised as an expert at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. She is one of the authors of the Irish Government Internet Content Governance report and in 2013 co-led a White House research team focused on “Tackling Technology Facilitated Human Trafficking.” The new CBS primetime show CSI:Cyber is inspired by her work.
This was followed by three lightning talks by IADT MSc in Cyberpsychology graduates Kelly Price, Caroline Lang and Patrick Boylan. These talks gave an insight into where their research has led them since graduating, The evening concluded with the Head of Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies Dr Andrew Power launching the IADT Cyberpsychology website which showcases the ongoing cyberpsychology work and research being undertaken by staff, students and alumni of IADT.
The talk was organised by the Department of Technology and Psychology. To find out more about our work in cyberpsychology look at