Mary Aiken Keynote Speaker

  • World's Leading Forensic Cyberpsychologist
  • Author of 'The Cyber Effect' and 'Life in Cyberspace'
  • Top 50 women in GovTech in the Asia Pacific region (2019), Top 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe (2016)

Mary Aiken's Biography

Dr Mary Aiken is a world-leading expert and speaker in Cyberpsychology – the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour.

She is Professor of Cyberpsychology and Chair of the Department of Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University, Washington D.C.’s premier STEM University. Mary is also a Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology at the University of East London and an Adjunct Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy University College Dublin, a Member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group and an Academic Advisor to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol.

She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, a member of the Medico-Legal Society and an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is a Global Fellow at the Washington DC Wilson Center, a leading worldwide think tank and a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals. Professor Mary Aiken is recognised as an international expert in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour.

In 2013, Professor Aiken co-led a White House research team as part of the Obama Administration’s initiative ‘Tech. v’s Human Trafficking’ and was inaugurated into SameShield an organisation that honours women’s leadership in traditionally closed professions.  In 2014 she was listed in the 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths. In 2016 she was named as one of the top 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe. Mary was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2017, in recognition of her contribution to the information and cybersecurity sector. In 2019 Mary was named in the top 50 women in GovTech in the Asia Pacific region. She has advised at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour.

Prof. Mary Aiken is currently UEL co-lead on a five million euro EU Horizon 2020 research project investigating human and technical drivers of cybercrime and an Expert Advisor on online harms and online safety technologies (Safety Tech) to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). She is currently an advisor to a UK government-funded research project “The Online Safety Data Initiative” which brings together expertise from a range of government, academic, industry, and civil society stakeholders.

A published, peer-reviewed author, her work as a Cyberpsychologist inspired the CBS primetime television series ‘CSI: Cyber’, she was a producer on the show.

Her book, ‘The Cyber Effect’ was selected by the Times as a 2016 ‘book of the year’ in the Thought category and was listed in the top twenty science books by Nature the International Journal of Science.

A published, peer-reviewed author, Professor Mary Aiken has been featured by CBS, BBC, New York Post, Newsweek, NPR, Inside Edition, Scientific American, Variety, the Atlantic, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sunday Times, The Guardian, Hollywood Reporter and Time Magazine.

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Mary Aiken's Speaking Topics

  • - Cyberpsychology, Human Factors in Cybersecurity

  • - Online Safety Technologies or “Safety Tech.”

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Videos of Mary Aiken

Mary Aiken |  InnoTown Conference
Mary Aiken | InnoTown Conference
Mary Aiken, Simon Segars | Rebooting Tech for a Human-Centered Approach | SXSW 2018
Mary Aiken, Simon Segars | Rebooting Tech for a Human-Centered Approach | SXSW 2018

Books by Mary Aiken

The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behaviour Changes Online
Life in Cyberspace

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