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Thursday, June 9 • 09:30 - 12:00
NO SEATS LEFT: MediaFutures Workshop: Towards Responsible Media Technology & Innovation*

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In this workshop, you will learn from MediaFutures' like-minded researchers in five work packages how new media technologies for media user engagement, media content production, media content interaction and accessibility, and audience understanding are developed and advanced to the next level. No matter if you are a journalist, a media practitioner, a developer, a researcher, or a curious individual, this will open a new horizon before you on responsible media technology and innovation.

The topics we'll touch upon during the workshop are:
  • Understanding media experience
  • User Modeling, Personalization & Engagement
  • Media Content Analysis and Production
  • Media Content Interaction & Accessibility
  • Norwegian Language Technologies


Christoph Trattner (Center Director): Opening and welcome speech

Mehdi Elahi (Associate Prof./WP Leader, WP2): "Research on Responsible Recommendation"

Jonathan Geffen (PhD Candidate, WP4): "Playing the News – Newsgames 101"

Ana Milojevic (Postdoc Fellow, WP1): "Connecting Media and Users – Analytics and Metrics"

Coffee Break

Sohail Ahmed Khan (PhD Candidate, WP3): "Visual Content Verification in Era of Deepfakes"

Huiling You (PhD Candidate, WP5): "Event Extraction from News Articles"

Round table discussion


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Professor, Founder and Center Director, University of Bergen, Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation
The research centre MediaFutures’ main goal is to generate innovation and value creation for the Norwegian news media and media technology industry through long-term research on responsible media technologies. The center is the first research center in Norway to develop responsible... Read More →
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Mehdi Elahi

Associate Professor, WP2 Leader, University of Bergen, MediaFutures
Mehdi Elahi is an Associate Professor at the University of Bergen (UiB) and WP2 Leader at MediaFutures center. The research in WP2 is primarily focused on user modeling, personalization & engagement. He has obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and published more than 80 peer-reviewed... Read More →
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Jonathan Geffen

PhD research fellow, MediaFutures
Jonathan Geffen is a PhD candidate in WP4-Media Content Interaction & Accessibility at MediaFutures. He holds a Master’s degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Interactive Media Technology. Prior to joining MediaFutures, Jonathan worked as a researcher and software engineer... Read More →
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Ana Milojevic

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bergen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies
Ana Milojevic is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bergen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies. She runs the project Datafication, Media and Democracy: Transformation of news work in datafied society – DataMeDe, which has received funding from the European... Read More →
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Sohail Ahmed Khan

PhD candidate, MediaFutures, University of Bergen
Sohail Ahmed Khan is a PhD candidate at MediaFutures and University of Bergen. He holds an MSc in Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sheffield, UK. Prior to joining MediaFutures, Sohail worked as a research assistant at Mohamed bin Zayed University of... Read More →
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Huiling You

PhD student, University of Oslo, MediaFutures
Huiling You is a PhD student at the University of Oslo and MediaFutures’ WP5 on Norwegian Language Technology. Her main research interest lies in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Her PhD project focuses on event extraction from text, where the task is approached as a graph parsing... Read More →
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Ghazaal Sheikhi

Postdoctoral Fellow, SV/Infomedia
Ghazaal Sheikhi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies. Her research interests revolve around machine learning, natural language processing and content analysis.Ghazaal investigates (semi) automated methods and tools for fact checking and... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2022 09:30 - 12:00 CEST
MediaFutures, 3rd floor, Tower 1, Media City Bergen