Marijn Martens

Junior researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

Marijn Martens 

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Digital technologies
Education & technology
Privacy & cybersecurity


Marijn Martens started as a junior researcher at mict in August 2017. He graduated as a bachelor in Secundary Education: Physics – Mathematics (Artevelde University College, 2015) and as a master in communicational sciences with a specialization in New Media and Society (Ghent University, 2017). 

 He joined mict on the interdisciplinary BCC-project (Belgian Cost of Cybercrime). Together with four partner research centers, the BCC-project tries to give a thorough insight in the costs connected to cybercrime for the industry, government and society.

Thereafter, he worked on projects with the new loggings-tool, MobileDNA, which measures someone's smartphone usage.

 Starting October 2018, Marijn works full time on his FWO-funded PhD track (2018- 2022) concerning the social implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), promoted by Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez, dr. Ralf De Wolf and Prof. dr. Bettina Berendt (Department Computer Sciences, KU Leuven). He will investigate the (dis)trust of people towards AI Decision Support Systems. The project will adopt a critical/ interpretative mixed method research design consisting of expert interviews, content analysis, focus groups, surveys and qualitative in-depth interviews.