Phil 7.9.20

Center for Informed Democracy & Social – cybersecurity (IDeaS)

  • The overarching goal of the IDeaS Center at Carnegie Mellon University is to enhance social cyber-security to preserve and support and informed democratic society. The challenge today is that disinformation, hate speech, information warfare, and propaganda are amplified by cyber-technology like social media. We must remain informed, thoughtful members of our communities and countries, despite online and informational challenges.

Social Cybersecurity Working Group Focused on:

  • The science to characterize, understand, and forecast cyber-mediated changes in human behavior, social, cultural and political outcomes,
  • The science and engineering to build the cyber-infrastructure needed for society to persist in its essential character in a cyber-mediated information environment under changing conditions, actual or imminent social cyber-threats

Glamorous Toolkit is the moldable development environment. It is a live notebook. It is a flexible search interface. It is a fancy code editor. It is a software analysis platform. It is a data visualization engine. All in one.

This looks pretty interesting. Need to spend some time digging deeper. Friday?

“The antibody response to the virus has been shown to be transient and these antibodies start to wane after 3 to 4 months,” he said, adding that at 6 months they are “mostly undetectable” in many people who were infected early on in the epidemic,” (via Reuters)


  • 11:30 – 12:10 New Adaptive Sampling Techniques to Optimally Augment Complex Simulation Models
  • 12:10 – 12:50 Influence Planning Product
  • 12:50 – 1:30 Risk Management for irregular Events
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Social Cybersecurity
  • 3:40 – 4:20 Community Resilience Indicator Analysis

4:00 Meeting with Matthew?


  • 5:00 Meeting