Samreen Ashraf has presented her research paper titled’ Between a Banker and a Barbie: The illusions of social media’ at the ‘Academy of Marketing Science Conference’ which took place in Vancouver in May 2019. Samreen has won the best research paper (PhD) at the conference and is awarded with the prestigious Jane K. Fenyo Award. Samreen’s paper explores the gap between students’ digital identities and their potential professional identities.
Samreen Ashraf- AMS
An item in this week’s Piirus weekly update caught my eye – Digital Identity Health-check for Academics. The short video introduces their longer guide and gives helpful hints and tips on how to increase your profile online.
Although not explicitly mentioned in this guide, do also make sure that you add all relevant publications to BURO (BU’s Institutional Repository) via BRIAN. You can find out how to do this in this blog post.
What can Piirus do for you? Piirus helps you to connect with other researchers – it’s as simple as that. Check out the guide to what they do and how you can get involved. Lets make sure that when other organisations are looking for potential partners, BU academics are there and make use of Piirus to locate your potential partners.
Piirus have created a short guide to checking and enhancing your digital presence. According to the guide, Digital Health Check for Academics:
Digital tools and social media offer new channels to enhance your work and its reach. You can:
● Make new connections and collaborate across geographic boundaries
● Reach new audiences
● Build a reputation beyond your institution
● Promote your skills and knowledge
● Disseminate your research and ideas
When all this can be achieved, though, it’s increasingly important that you control what information is available about you online. Academics may have concerns about using social media, especially around creating multiple accounts, including:
● Finding the time to manage them
● Picking the right networks
● The potential of self-plagiarism when blogging about your research
Once you have worked through this guide, why not schedule time in your diary to repeat this review so that you make sure that your digital profile is working for you?
If you need further guidance with your digital presence, RKEO’s Research Communications Manager, Rachel Bowen, is your first point of contact.
Staff and students are invited to join us for the next cyber security seminar on:
‘Secure and cross border digital identity: issues and perspectives’
Tuesday 25th November, 4pm – 5pm
The talk will discuss requirements, issues and perspectives for an interoperability solution that allows citizens and organizations to establish new e-relations across borders, just by presenting their national eID.
Our speaker will be Dr Andrea Atzeni, from the “Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino” who is based in the TORSEC Security group.
Dr Atzeni’s work addresses the definition of security requirements and mobile security, plus, investigation and modelisation of user expectation on security and privacy; risk analysis and threat modeling for complex cross-domain systems; specification of functional and security architectures; development of cross-domain usable security; development and integration of cross-border authentication mechanisms (including legal and technical issues).