July, 2015: Niharika's work quoted in The Times of India. "Social media is used to take feedback from people and channelize police resources accordingly, be it for traffic management or crime prevention. A research on how the system made police accountable has already won two Delhi researchers an award in the US." Full research paper.
July, 2015: Megha (starting her Senior year in Fall) presented her internship work on Understanding the Impact of Demographics on Sociability. Work done as part of the Viterbi-India Summer Internship Program at Univ. of Southern California. Her mentors at USC were Prof. Kristina Lerman, and Dr. Luciano Gallegos.
July, 2015: PK gets features on CMU's home page stories.
July, 2015: Aditi Gupta successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Designing and Evaluating Techniques to Mitigate Misinformation Spread on Microblogging Web Services. | Slides
Jun, 2015: Niharika's work on Bengaluru's City Police Facebook page covered on Times of India, Page 2 on June 8, 2015. "Study on City Police's Social Media Use Bags US Varsity Award". Picture.
Jun, 2015: PK quoted in Live Mint, May 26, 2015, National Edition (Centrespread) "Cyber bullying: Nip it in the bud".
May, 2015: Niharika receives Best Paper Award at the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research.
May, 2015: Our paper "What They Do in Shadows: Twitter Underground Follower Market" gets accepted at the 13th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2015. Authors: Anupama, PK.
May, 2015: Our paper "Towards Automatic Real Time Identification of Malicious Posts on Facebook" gets accepted at the 13th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2015. Authors: Prateek, PK.
May, 2015: 260 school teachers and counsellors attended the Strategies for Safe and Effective Use of Online Social Media workshop. Organizers: Niharika, PK. Picture. Album.
Apr, 2015: Our paper "Online Social Networks and Police in India – Understanding the Perceptions, Behavior, Challenges" gets accepted at the European conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW). Authors: Niharika, PK.
Mar, 2015: Our paper "Social Networks for Police and Residents in India: Exploring Online Communication for Crime Prevention" gets accepted at the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. Authors: Niharika, PK.
Feb, 2015: Srishti Gupta will be presenting her work "Know your targets: Privacy and Security Implications in Instant Messaging Applications" at NYUAD Annual Research Conference, Feb 28 - March 1.
Sept, 2014: Our paper "bit.ly/malicious: Deep Dive into Short URL based e-Crime Detection." received best paper award at eCRS 2014. Congrats Neha & Anupama! #PrecogRocks
Sept, 2014: PK gave his ACM India Eminent Speaker talk at the ACM Pune's Workshop on Cybersecurity.
Sept, 2014: Paridhi's work on username change gets featured in Economic Times, Page 8, September 04, 2014. Go for Change to Get a Handle on Twitter Popularity.
August, 2014: PK's article on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media published on Defence and Security Alert (DSA) magazine.
July, 2014: Our paper "Analyzing Social and Stylometric Features to Identify Spear phishing Emails" gets accepted at APWG eCrime Research Symposium (eCRS), 2014. Authors: Prateek, Anand Kashyap, and PK.
July, 2014: PK quoted in Times of India, July 26, 2014 Mumbai Edition on Page 9 "Crooks make money out of breaking news" ToI has 3.1+ Million readership. Physical paper version. Article also quotes Anupama and Ashwin's paper on PhishAri.
Jun, 2014: New technical report: "bit.ly/malicious: Deep Dive into Short URL based e-Crime Detection". Authors: Neha, Anupama, PK.
Jun, 2014: New technical report: "Analyzing Social and Stylometric Features to Identify Spear phishing Emails". Authors: Prateek, Dr. Anand Kashyap, PK.
Jun, 2014: New technical report: "Emerging Phishing Trends and Effectiveness of the Anti-Phishing Landing Page". Authors: Srishti, PK.
May, 2014: New technical report: "@I to @Me: An anatomy of username changing behavior on Twitter". Authors: Paridhi, and PK.
May, 2014: New technical report: "TweetCred: A Real-time Web-based System for Assessing Credibility of Content on Twitter". Authors: Aditi, PK, Carlos, and Patrick.
May, 2014: New technical report: Indian Premier League (IPL), Cricket, Online Social Media. Authors: Megha, Raghav, and PK.
May, 2014: New technical report: "It Doesn’t Break Just on Twitter. Characterizing Facebook content During Real World Events". Authors: Prateek and PK.
May, 2014: New technical report: "Online Social Media and Police in India: Behavior, Perceptions, Challenges". Authors: Niharika and PK.
Apr, 2014: TweetCred, our real-time system to assess credibility of content on Twitter goes live! Covered in media, Daily Dot, Washington Post, Doha News, KNTV, New Yorker. Please use and participate.
Apr, 2014: PK's new blog entry "Mi primera experiencia: IIITD part of the First meeting of the Joint Committee on Science and Technology Peru-India".
Apr, 2014: PK's new blog entry, Student start-up culture brewing at IIITD! Elated to be involved in some.
Mar, 2014: Sudip presented the paper "Pinned it! A large scale study of the Pinterest network" at ACM CoDS 2014. Image | Image
Feb, 2014: Our paper "A Three-Way Investigation of a Game-CAPTCHA: Automated Attacks, Relay Attacks and Usability" gets accepted at ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), 2014. Acceptance rate: 20%. Authors: Mohamed, M., Niharika, Georgescu, M., Gao, S., Saxena, N., Zhang, C., PK, Van Oorschot, P., and Chen, W.
Jan, 2014: Our research work on 'Analyzing fake images on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy' gets covered in the Wired Magazine.
Jan, 2014: Anupama and Prateek receive NIXI Fellowship 2014.
Dec, 2013: Our paper "Pinned it! A large scale study of the Pinterest network" accepted at ACM CoDS (IKDD Conference on Data Science). Acceptance rate: 15%. Authors: Sudip, Neha, Prateek, and PK.
Dec, 2013: SocialCaller App made public now. Please use & help spread the word!
Dec, 2013: New blog entries: I have been Precog-ed! by Megha. Aim in life is to find the “meaning and change the world” by PK.
Dec, 2013: Neha Gupta & Anupama Aggarwal write a blog entry bitly could do better!
Nov, 2013: Prateek Dewan will be interning at Symantec Research Labs India starting 2 Dec 2013. Congrats Prateek!
Nov, 2013: Students, TAs, evaluators, and PK from the course, Privacy and Security in Online Social Media, #cse648. #PSOSMStudentsRock.
Nov, 2013: Srishti successfully defended her Masters Thesis "OCEAN: Open-source Collation of eGovernment data And Networks - Understanding Privacy Leaks in Open Government Data". Picture from the defense.
Nov, 2013: Our paper "On the Viability of CAPTCHAs for Use in Telephony Systems: A Usability Field Study" accepted & presented at 16th Information Security Conference 2013. Acceptance rate: 23%. Authors: Niharika, Prof. Nitesh Saxena (UAB), and PK. Slides.
Nov, 2013: Anupama's #DelhiElections work covered on Economic Times, Page 4 on Nov 15. "Twitter Politicians Who Don't Tweet".
Nov, 2013: Prachi successfully defended her Masters Thesis "Call Me MayBe: Understanding Nature and Risks of Sharing Mobile Numbers on Online Social Networks". Picture.
Nov, 2013: Our work on Safe Safari appeared on Associated Press on Nov 11th "India: Apps and GPS Trackers Help Women Stay Safe in New Delhi", and related interview. Team: Paridhi, Megha, and Neha.
Nov, 2013: Many Precogs were recognized for their achievements / contributions during the 5th year celebration of IIITD: Aditi, Paridhi, Niharika, Anupama, Neha, Megha, Kanika (Aumni), Hemank (Alumni), PK.
Oct, 2013: IIITD's 5year celebration video features Precogs (Aditi, Paridhi, Niharika, Anupama, and Prateek), Precog's systems, and the Lab!
Oct, 2013: Our #BostonMarathon covered on The Daily Dot, "Almost everything you read on Twitter about the Boston bombing was a lie".
Oct, 2013: Our work on #DelhiElections covered on Front page of DNA today, Oct 24 2013 "Which neta tweets the most? No, it's not Narendra Modi". Link to online article.
Oct, 2013: Patrick from iRevolution (has more than 1million hits) writes a blog entry "Analyzing Fake Content on Twitter During Boston Marathon Bombings" on our recent eCRS 2013 paper. Slides.
Oct, 2013: Srishti Gupta writes a blog entry "Moments for life! My first International trip to USA".