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Melanie Knieps

Melanie Knieps currently researches trust in cybersecurity settings and the darknet. Since 2021, she is a postdoc at the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich. As part of a multidisciplinary research team, she works in the project “Promoting trust in cybersecurity through ethics and law” which aims to provide data, insights, and recommendations on non-technical aspects of cybersecurity. She also works as a Research Fellow in the project “Detecting Fentanyl and Major Players in Darknet Drug Markets by Analyzing Drug Networks and Developing a Threat Assessment Tool” at John Jay College for Criminal Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY).


City University of New York
University of Zurich


Digital Society Initiative
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