International Relations, University of Essex, 2010
European Studies, Middle East Technical University, 2005
International Relations, Bilkent University, 2003
Conflict and Political Violence, Computational Social Science, Digital Crisis Communication, Artificial Intelligence in Diplomacy
Dr. Unver's research focuses on the effects of emerging technologies on political violence, international competition and diplomacy. He is a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Digital Democracy Network, which is a global scientific community of leading scholars of technology and politics. Previously, he served as a social science fellow at Britain's national data science laboratory Alan Turing Institute, Oxford University's Center for Technology and Global Affairs, social sciences mentor at Oxford University's Cyber Security Doctoral Training Program, Jean-Monnet fellow at the University of Michigan, and the Ertegun Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Prof. Ünver is the coordinator and director of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) Istanbul, the oldest and longest-running social data science summer training program in Turkey. Prof. Ünver has received a number of commendations, including the Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBIP), The Science Academy: Emerging Scientist Award (BAGEP), Oxford University 'Best Cybersecurity Research' award, Alan Turing Institute 'New Frontiers in Social Sciences Research' award and Middle East Studies Association's (MESA) Malcolm H. Kerr 'Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Social Science' award. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Essex and is currently a Governing Council Member of the International Studies Association (ISA).