Organizing Committee

The 2024 Conference on Digital Platforms and Societal Harms is being organized by
a dedicated, incredibly experienced team of volunteers.
thought leaders

Executive Committee

Name Affiliation Event Role
Dr. Andre Oboler
CEO, Online Hate Prevention Institute (Australia)
General Chair
Yuhong Liu
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University (USA)
Chair, Program Committee
Murty Polavarapu
President-Elect, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Co-Chair, Local Organising Committee
Prof. Nathalie Japkowicz
Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science, American University (USA)
Co-Chair, Local Organising Committee
Tom Thorley
Director of Technology, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (USA)
Extremism Track Co-Chair
David Matas
International human rights lawyer (Canada)
ExCom Member
Arjun Narayan
SmartNews (Japan)
Sponsorship Committee Chair

Local Organizing Committee

Name Affiliation Event Role
Murty Polavarapu
President-Elect, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Co-Chair
Prof. Nathalie Japkowicz
Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science, American University (USA)
Co-Chair
Wendy Melillo
Assoc Professor, School of Communication, American University (USA)
Member
Prof. Jeff Gill
Distinguished Professor, Department of Government & Founding Director, Center for Data Science, American University (USA)
Member
Dr. Zois Boukouvalas
Asst Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, American University (USA)
Member
Dr. Roberto Corizzo
Asst Professor, Department of Computer Science, American University (USA)
Member
Krishnakumar Sivagnanam
Director, IEEE Northern Virginia Section
Member
Venugopal Reddy Modhugu
Senior Member IEEE & Volunteer, IEEE Computer Society
Member