Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good

Bryan Bradley

My mentee and I are working on the detection of cyberbullying of different social media and messages. We use bully dictionaries to score messages and conversations. We learned how to work on projects in a partnership and how to solve problems together.

My Major / Minor / Campus Organizations

Major in Computer Science / Minor in Health and Exercise Physiology (Concentration in Wellness Education) / Phi Kappa SigmaAssociation of Computing Machinery, and Campus Activities Board

My Research

My research with April Kontostathis is detecting cyberbullying in SMS messages. We gave out free cellphones to children eleven to fourteen under the assumption that we will collect their messages for our research. I sort conversations based off of sender and time. From that I use a dictionary of bullying words to score individual messages and conversations. After they reach a certain threshold, they are marked as cyberbullying. This summer I have defined conversations and been able to detect some percent of cyber bullying. In the future, I defining my algorithm to more accurately detect cyberbullying.

Life After Ursinus

I plan on getting a job after Ursinus.