Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT)
The Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) was established at OUC in 2018, with funded received from a Horizon 2020 - Twinning grant (GA no. 810105). The CyCAT team holds expertise in the algorithmic processes involved in information access, user interactions with algorithmic systems, user-system interaction, as well as the social and cultural implications of algorithmic processes.
The key objectives of CyCAT are to:
- Promote digital literacy through raising citizens’ awareness of the ways in which data analytics and algorithmic processes affect their access to information and opportunities.
- Develop computational methods, personalized tools, as well as innovative training and education programmes.
- Promote a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) culture.
The Coordinator of the CyCAT is Associate Professor Jahna Otterbacher