Round Trip Time and Hop Count for Geolocation in Request Tracing and Classification; Social Media Manipulation and the Impact on Digital Security

Wilson, Connor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Vrugtman, Rosanne, EN - Computer Science Dept, University of Virginia
Stafford, William, EN - Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

The underlying theme shared by my technical proposal and STS research paper is the concern for digital security in a world that becomes increasingly digitized every day. While this digitization comes with countless benefits and those should not be discounted, it is also important to address the threats that accompany building our world upon a complex combination of fiber optic cables and vast computer networks. As society continues to become more and more reliant on computers to communicate and do business, the attack surface, or opportunity for exploitation of those systems, increases. While digital security is a multifaceted topic with many subtopics deserving of discussion, this capstone focuses on two specifically: packet filtering and classification in computer networks for my technical proposal and the impact of social media manipulation on digital security for my STS research paper.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
social media, digital security, round trip time, hop count, conversation analysis

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Technical Advisor: Rosanne Vrugtman
STS Advisor: William Stafford

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