Invited Keynote

Christo Wilson

Assistant Professor, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

Christo Wilson is an Associate Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He is a member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern, and serves as the Director of the BS in Cybersecurity. Prof. Wilson’s research focuses broadly on online security and privacy, with a specific focus on using algorithm audits to make opaque systems more fair, transparent, and accountable. Prof. Wilson’s work is supported by an NSF CAREER award, the Russel Sage Foundation, and the Data Transparency Lab.



Invited Panelists

Jisun An

Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU

Dr. Jisun An is a scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2015. For her study, she was funded by EPSRC and she is also an honorable recipient of Google European Doctoral Fellowship. She conducts interdisciplinary research connecting Computer Science, Journalism and Public opinion. Her Ph.D. was devoted to studying news sharing on social media and recently she has been focused on applying statistical methods and machine learning techniques in capturing public opinion from social media. She has been a PC member of many major computer science conferences, including ICWSM (2012-17), WWW (2016-17), and SocInfo (2014-16).


Rich Jaroslovsky

Vice President for Content & Chief Journalist, SmartNews Inc.

Rich Jaroslovsky is currently vice president of international news aggregator SmartNews. He also writes the “My So-Called Digital Life” personal-technology column for He launched and wrote a personal-tech column for Bloomberg News and was widely recognized for frequent appearances on National Public Radio. Formerly he was in charge of Bloomberg’s global government/political/economic coverage. He helped build and ran its content operations as its first managing editor, after having been an award-winning political reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the founder and first president of the Online News Association. Has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University School of Journalism and Duke University.


Titus Plattner

Investigative reporter & JSK Fellow at Stanford University

Titus Plattner, Switzerland, is an investigative reporter and a JSK Fellow at Stanford University (’18). His focus during the fellowship year was the personalization of news platforms. Previously, he worked for the investigative team of Tamedia, the biggest Swiss media group, with outlets both in the French and German parts of Switzerland.  In 2017, Plattner was named vice-chair of the Network Committee of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). He was part of the Swiss team reporting on all ICIJ’s projects since Offshore Leaks in 2013. He is also a driving force behind the Tadam Project (Tamedia Data Mining), which allows the newspaper chain to manage huge amounts of unstructured data and encourages journalists within the company to share their information.