Dr Didem Özkul is a Research Officer with Digital Futures for Children.
Didem is interested in the social uses and societal implications of emerging digital technologies. Her research has explored mobile communication and use of location-based services, privacy and surveillance implications of geolocation technologies, use of networked sensors and sensor-mediated communication, and implications of machine learning algorithms and automation on social and physical mobilities. Her recent research focuses on AI and human agency, and the social uses and implications of human-machine communication.
She received her PhD from the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster and received her MA and BSc from Bilkent University. Before joining LSE, she held academic and research positions at Bilkent University (Turkey), the Geomedia Research Centre at Karlstad University (Sweden), the Knowledge Lab at University College London (UK), and London College of Communication (UK). She is an honorary associate professor at University College London and co-editor of Routledge Series in Mobile Communication. She published her research in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, Mobile Media & Communication, and Convergence: International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.