Loo Seng Neo

Neo Loo Seng is a Senior Behavioural Sciences Research Analyst with the Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore. For the past nine years, Loo Seng has been specialising on the area of violent extremism, particularly in the areas of online radicalisation, online threat assessment, pre-attack warning signs, and the psychology of violent extremism. He has presented at many international conferences, trained law enforcement officers, and published many research reports and journals on the topic of violent extremism. He is a member of the Online Radicalisation Research Community of Practice (ORRCOP) that comprises Singaporean practitioners and subject matter experts involved in research related to online radicalisation. Academically, he teaches on the topic of psychology at a private university, and is currently pursuing his Master degree in psychology researching on the personality profiles of violent extremists at Nanyang Technology University.

Publications

Crime-Fake News Nexus
Xingyu Chen, John Yu, Pamela Goh, Loo Seng Neo, Verity Er, Majeed Khader. © 2020. 14 pages.
Fake news has been a popular topic since the 2016 U.S. elections, where researchers have studied its impact on politics and social unrest. In recent times, there have been cases...
The Importance of the Human-Centric Approach in Combating Cyber Threats
Pamela Goh, Loo Seng Neo, Xingyu Chen. © 2020. 14 pages.
The world faces increasing prevalence of cyber threats and cyberattacks despite advancements in technological defences against them. Cyber perpetrators are constantly looking to...
Leveraging on Digital Footprints to Identify Potential Security Threats: Insights From the Behavioural Sciences Perspective
Loo Seng Neo. © 2020. 15 pages.
The growing pervasiveness of the internet and the rise of social media have revolutionised how individuals communicate and interact with one another. Serving as an effective...
Why Is ISIS so Psychologically Attractive?
Loo Seng Neo, Priscilla Shi, Leevia Dillon, Jethro Tan, Yingmin Wang, Danielle Gomes. © 2020. 19 pages.
Since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became prominent after the release of beheading videos of its prisoners, many have been confused over how to describe this...
Understanding the Psychology of Persuasive Violent Extremist Online Platforms
Loo Seng Neo, Leevia Dillon, Priscilla Shi, Jethro Tan, Yingmin Wang, Danielle Gomes. © 2019. 16 pages.
Exploiting the benefits afforded by the Internet, violent extremists have created and utilised a myriad of online platforms (e.g., websites, forums, blogs, social media) that...
An Internet-Mediated Pathway for Online Radicalisation: RECRO
Loo Seng Neo. © 2019. 28 pages.
This chapter proposes an Internet-mediated radicalisation model, RECRO. It consists of five phases: (1) the Reflection phase details the triggers, needs, and vulnerabilities that...
Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era
Majeed Khader, Loo Seng Neo, Gabriel Ong, Eunice Tan Mingyi, Jeffery Chin. © 2016. 582 pages.
Advances in digital technologies have provided ample positive impacts to modern society; however, in addition to such benefits, these innovations have inadvertently created a new...
Understanding the Psychology of Persuasive Violent Extremist Online Platforms
Loo Seng Neo, Leevia Dillon, Priscilla Shi, Jethro Tan, Yingmin Wang, Danielle Gomes. © 2016. 15 pages.
Exploiting the benefits afforded by the Internet, violent extremists have created and utilised a myriad of online platforms (e.g., websites, forums, blogs, social media) that...
Why Is ISIS so Psychologically Attractive?
Loo Seng Neo, Priscilla Shi, Leevia Dillon, Jethro Tan, Yingmin Wang, Danielle Gomes. © 2016. 19 pages.
Since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became prominent after the release of beheading videos of its prisoners, many have been confused over how to describe this...
An Internet-Mediated Pathway for Online Radicalisation: RECRO
Loo Seng Neo. © 2016. 28 pages.
This chapter proposes an Internet-mediated radicalisation model, RECRO. It consists of five phases: (1) the Reflection phase details the triggers, needs, and vulnerabilities that...