Petra Saskia Bayerl is Professor for Digital Communication and Security and Head of Research at CENTRIC. Before taking up this role she was Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence on Public Safety Management (CESAM) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands) as well as Associate Dean of Diversity at the same institution. She holds master degrees in psychology, linguistics and organizational dynamics from universities in Germany and the USA and gained her PhD from Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (Netherlands). Her research addresses societal implications of emerging technologies and practices in the security domain and has appeared in numerous international journals, conferences and books. She has extensive experience in security-related EU-funded projects, both as researcher and as advisory board members and member of ethics committees, in a broad range of topics from radicalization and counter-terrorism to community policing and the management of crises.