IEEE Brac University Computer Society organized its first event in collaboration with Cloud Computing Research Group of CSE Department of Brac University on 7th July 2019 titled: “A Framework for Assessing Credibility in Online Social Networks” at UB71201.

The speaker for the event was Dr. Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, PhD, SMIEEE, who is currently working as an Associate Professor of Information Systems Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS), King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia and has published more than 150 ISI-Indexed Journal publications. Also, his number of Google citations are over 3500.In recent times, users of social media platforms can generate spam, rumours, fake messages, fake accounts, and so on to achieve stronger influence, create chaos, or to even sabotage homeland security. Therefore, it is very important to analyze content or information in a social network for its credibility. The main focus of the event was on the design and development of an automated information credibility assessment mechanism for online social networks (OSNs), especially in the context of Twitter. In particular, the main concept of the seminar is to find an automated mechanism of assigning a credibility score to any tweet posted by a user relating to a given topic in the Twitter social network.

Approximately 30 students and a few respective faculties from CSE Department attened the event. The event started at 3:00 PM with an introductory speech from Professor Dr. M. A. Mottalib, Chairperson of CSE Department and from the IEEE Brac University Student Branch Counsellor Prof. Dr. A. K. M. Abdul Malek Azad.

The seminar was very helpful for the students since it focused on a narrowed down mechanism and implementation of a framework of this sort. The seminar wrapped up at 5 pm with a group photo, refreshments and by handing over a token of appreciation to the speaker by Professor Dr. M. A. Mottalib, Chairperson of the CSE Department and Dr. Md. Motaharul Islam, Associate Professor and Adviser of IEEE Computer Society Brac University & Coordinator of Cloud Computing Research Group. The seminar was a huge milestone for the IEEE Brac University Computer Society as it marked the beginning of their future events and a fruitful technical journey.

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