Akin Unver is an associate professor of International Relations at Ozyegin University, specializing in conflict research, computational methods and information warfare. He is a fellow of Carnegie Endowment’s Digital Democracy Network and serves as a member of TikTok’s MENA-T Security Advisory Council. Previously he served as a Research Associate at the Center for Technology and Global Affairs, Oxford University and a Fellow at GUARD (Global Urban Analytics for Resilient Defence) at the Alan Turing Institute. He is the Istanbul organizer of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) and the founder of the Istanbul Twitter Developers’ Community. Currently, Dr. Unver leads the HorizonEurope project, titled “Detecting and Countering Information Suppression from a Transnational Perspective” (DECONSPIRATOR), which brings 14 European universities and research institutes together to produce empirical and methodological advances in combating foreign information manipulation in the EU.