Nicolás E. Díaz Ferreyra

Nicolás E. Díaz Ferreyra

Post-doctoral Researcher

University of Duisburg-Essen

Biography

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Duisburg-Essen working on areas of privacy and cybersecurity. My main research focus is human-computer interaction with special attention to privacy decision-making processes in social network sites. Particularly, I am interested in digital nudging applications to cybersecurity, their personalization through Artificial Intelligence (AI), and ethical issues arising from combining persuasion together with AI. Since, August 2018, I am a member of the H2020 project “PDP4E: Methods and Tools for GDPR Compliance through Privacy and Data Protection Engineering” and since January 2020 the coordinator of the RTG “User-Centered Social Media”.

Before joining the University of Duisburg-Essen, I worked as a software engineer in Copenhagen, Denmark; and as a student fellow at the “Universidad Tecnológica Nacional” (UTN-FRSF) in Argentina. Besides conducting my research, I am involved in multi-stakeholder forums for the discussion of public policies and Internet governance issues. Particularly, in debates concerning the users' right to privacy and control over their private information.

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Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Internet governance
  • Public policy development

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2019

    University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • Ms.C. in Information Systems, 2013

    Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina

Academic Services

Program committee memberships

  • 1st International Conference on Cyber-Security and Resilience (CSR 2021)
  • 36th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC 2021)
  • 35th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC 2020)
  • 10th International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2020)
  • 9th International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2019)

Reviewing and conference activities

  • MDPI Journal Information (ISSN 2078-2489; CODEN: INFOGG)
  • 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMIS 2020) | Session chair
  • 39th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security (SAFECOMP 2020) | Sub-reviewer

Other professional and academic services

  • United Nations’ Roundtable 3C on Artificial Intelligence (2020) | Expert Consultant
  • The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age (2019) | Delegate
  • The Hague Summit for Accountability and Internet Democracy (2018) | Delegate

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