The Advisory Board of the RiskTrack project is comprised of the following distinguished scientists:

Antonio Andrés PueyoSéraphin Alava , Carlos Cotta , Lisa Kaati, Tahir Mahmood , Humberto Trujillo , Manuel Lozano , Tim Grant

Antonio Andrés Pueyo

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Full Professor of the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatments of the Universidad of Barcelona, Antonio Andrés Pueyo directs the Master in Legal and Forensic Psychology and the University Extension Course on Psychology of Delinquency. He also co-founded and directs the Group for Advanced Studies in Violence of the Universidad of Barcelona (GEAV-UB): among their activities, the group has been dedicated to adapt and develop violence risk assessment tools. In addition, Dr. Pueyo is a senior consultant on the Institute for Forensic Psychology of Barcelona and the principal researcher of several research projects funded by governmental and private entities. He has published several works in his subjects of interest: prediction of violence, aggression, impulsivity, individual differences and personality.

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Séraphin Alava


Full Professor of Educational Sciences and Sociologist of Cyberspace, Dr. Séraphin Alava is also a researcher at the EFTS Joint Unit and member of the «Radicalities and regulations» team at the Toulouse Human Sciences House. He manages Unesco’s global report on the links between radicalization and social media and is a member of the scientific team of the Unesco Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization. This work deals with the prevention of digital radicalization and studies the processes of recruitment or violent involvement of young people in radicalized groups in Europe and the World. Dr. Alana is additionally the leader of the consortium Europa Security H2020 PRACTICIES.

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Carlos Cotta


Carlos Cotta received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Universidad de Málaga (UMA), Málaga, Spain, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He has held a tenured Professorship in the Department of Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación, UMA, since 2001. His main research areas involve metaheuristic optimization - in particular, hybrid and memetic approaches - with a focus on both algorithmic and applied aspects (particularly combinatorial optimization), as well as complex systems.

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Lisa Kaati


Lisa Kaati is a senior researcher at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and a researcher at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. She holds Ph.D degree in computer science from Uppsala University (2008) and MBA from Stockholm Business School at Stockholm University (2015). Dr. Kaati is active in the area intelligence security informatics. Her research interests are: social network analysis, web mining, linguistics, data mining and algorithms. She is currently working on analysing violent extremist data in a digital context.

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Tahir Mahmood 


As a researcher and expert in the field of radicalisation and terrorism, Tahir Mahmood has been attached to national projects in Norway, working as a consultant, developer and project director. With studies in CAD/CAM, Process Engineering and Commerce, conducted on the University College Salford UK, he has developed projects and courses on counter-radicalisation in the NGO-Resource centre for Diversity, Integration and Peace of Drammen, Norway (Ressurssenter for Mangfold Integrering og Fred)– as well as knowledge based indicators and barometers about risk of radicalisation. Tahir is also the founder of the Dynamic Process Model of radicalisation for operationalisation, Algebraic equation of radicalisation, mapping methods for radicalisation, de-radicalisation dialogue model and the author of many publications about risk indicators, counter-radicalisation and Islamic religion.

Presently, Tahir has designed DSS Decision making support system to identify radicalisation with prevention solutions and developing the software in partnership with University College of South East Norway.

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Humberto Trujillo 

humbertoDr. Humberto Trujillo is Full Professor in Psychology at the Universidad de Granada. Humberto Manuel Trujillo Mendoza focuses his research on Social Psychology, and within this area he excels in his knowledge and expertise with jihadist terrorism, radicalisation and recruitment. Thus, Dr. Trujillo is currently working in two projects related to jihadist radicalisation prevention. Moreover, Dr. Trujillo collaborates with Law Enforcement Agencies in the context of security.

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Manuel Lozano 


Dr. Manuel Lozano is currently Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Universidad de Granada, Spain. His research interests include evolutionary algorithms, metaheuristics (simulated annealing, iterated greedy, GRASP, and so on), hybrid metaheuristics, and combination of fuzzy logic and evolutionary algorithms. He is currently working on optimization problems related to attacks to criminal networks.

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Tim Grant 

Professor of Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, UK and President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (2015-2017), Tim Grant has particular interest and expertise in forensic authorship analysis focusing on short form messages and online crime. Recent publications focus on deception and language impersonation and disguise in paedophile chat forums. His consultancy has largely involved the analysis of abusive and threatening communications and he has provided linguistic evidence for both prosecution and defence and in civil proceedings in the UK and across Europe as well as in the United States and Australia.

For more information see the Centre for Forensic Linguistics website and Aston University home page.