What's New (Archived)

  • 8/2017: Paper accepted by ICDM on text spinning

  • 8/2017: Two papers accepted by IMC on adblocking and OAuth security

  • 8/2017: NSF SaTC grant on the arms race between advertisers and ad-blockers. Thanks NSF!

  • 7/2017: Three papers accepted by ICNP on video QoE, peering, and multipath TCP security

  • 6/2017: I have joined the researcher/academia seat on the inaugural Acceptable Ads Committee. Looking forward to help improve security and privacy requirements in the acceptable ads critera.

  • 6/2017: Paper accepted by ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security on detecting Facebook like farms

  • 5/2017: Delivered keynote at the 35th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems. Keynote: The Arms Race Between Ad-Tech and Ad-Blockers; Tutorial: Machine Learning on Encrypted Traffic: Past, Present, Future

  • 4/2017: Two papers accepted by IFIP Networking on social network and malware modeling

  • 4/2017: Paper accepted by ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media on mining political discourse on Twitter

  • 4/2017: Paper accepted by ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology on predicting crowded events

  • 3/2017: Paper accepted by SIGMETRICS on measuring patching

  • 3/2017: Delivered keynote at IEEE PerCom workshop on data analytics for mobile networking about QoE in the encrypted Internet

  • 3/2017: Delivered Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture on Big Data, Big Brother. Watch here

  • 3/2017: Paper accepted by PETS on anti ad-blockers. Watch here

  • 3/2017: Paper accepted by eCrime on black-hat marketplaces

  • 2/2017: Awarded U.S. patent 9585177 on Cellular Connection Sharing

  • 2/2017: Paper accepted by ICWSM on slant measurement

  • 2/2017: Paper accepted by ICDCS on key-value storage in CDNs

  • 1/2017: Presented our research on anti ad-blockers at the Federal Trade Commission's 2017 PrivacyCon. Watch here

  • 12/2016: Paper accepted by CHI on measuring political discourse using Twitter

  • 12/2016: Talk at the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council on online tracking and surveillance. Watch here

  • 9/2016: Papers accepted by SIGSPATIAL and CIKM on mobility modeling

  • 8/2016: NSF NeTS grant on scalable and energy efficient IoT communication. Thanks NSF!

  • 7/2016: Paper accepted by ICNP on Internet transit

  • 6/2016: Data Transparency Lab grant to conduct research on ad-blockers.

  • 5/2016: Our research on the arms race between ad-blockers and anti ad-blockers is covered by MIT Tech Review.

  • 4/2016: Guest on WorldCanvass program Big Data: Big Brother or Big Sister? to discuss security and privacy challenges in social networks.

  • 3/2016: Paper accepted by DSN on measurement of malware on traffic exchanges

  • 3/2016: Paper accepted by ICDCS on measurement of adult traffic

  • 2/2016: Paper accepted by SIGMETRICS on live video QoE measurement

  • 2/2016: Talk at the 9th UI Computing Conference on tracking reputation fraud on Facebook.

  • 1/2016: UI GAP grant to commercialize social media research. News coverage: KCRG-TV9, The Daily Iowan, Iowa Now

  • 12/2015: Awarded Obermann 2016 interdisciplinary research grant.

  • 11/2015: Keynote at the Iowa Computer Science Graduate Research Symposium on fraud in the online advertising ecosystem.

  • 11/2015: Paper accepted by INFOCOM on CDN workload measurement

  • 10/2015: White papers at NSF/FCC workshop on quality of experience. Encrypted QoE Measurement, Cross-layer QoE Optimization

  • 8/2015: NSF SaTC grant on securing multi-path TCP. Thanks NSF!

  • 5/2015: NSF NeTS CRII grant on optimizing video quality-of-experience. Thanks NSF!

  • 3/2015: Paper on improving cellular network performance during crowded events accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  • 11/2014: Paper accepted by IMC on measuring Facebook like farms. Media coverage: MIT Tech Reivew, The Telegraph, Yahoo! Finance The Register, The New Republic, DZone