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%. 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".
Sep, 2013: Our work "Call Me MayBe: Understanding Nature and Risks of Sharing Mobile Numbers on Online Social Networks" captured in Abstract Talk. Paper will be presented at COSN next week. Authors: Prachi, Paridhi, and PK.
Sep, 2013: We are looking for some "cool" and "smart" developers / researchers to work with. Visit Precog Openings for more details.
Sep, 2013: Raghav Gupta, a Sophomore from Carnegie Mellon University pens his summer experience with us.
August, 2013: Our Brainstorm schedule for this coming semester is online now!
August, 2013: Soumya (our UG student) is presenting the paper "The Paper Slip Should be There: Perceptions of Transaction Receipts in Branchless Banking" at MobileHCI 2013.
August, 2013: Mayank Pundir received Chancellor’s Gold Medal at the Second convocation of IIIT-Delhi!
August, 2013: Raghav Sethi received All Round Performance Medal at the Second convocation of IIIT-Delhi!
August, 2013: Mayank, Raghav, and Vani graduated from IIIT-Delhi.
August, 2013: IIITD's Director elaborates about Precog's work in his report of the institute at IIITD's 2nd convocation. Please see page 7, first column, last bullet point in the brochure.
August, 2013: Our research work Open source Collation of eGovernment data and Networks (OCEAN) on IIITD's home page. Team: Srishti Gupta and Mayank Gupta.
August, 2013: Precog family - Aug 2013.
August, 2013: Our paper "Call Me MayBe: Understanding Nature and Risks of Sharing Mobile Numbers on Online Social Networks" gets accepted at COSN 2013. Authors: Prachi Jain, Paridhi Jain, and PK. 15.9% acceptance rate.
August, 2013: Wombat has been selected as a finalist for startup of the year for the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 awards!
July, 2013: Blog entry by Sudip, Neha, and Prateek on their latest work, The Ping-Bang Theory: Discovering the Pinterest world.
July, 2013: Megha Arora, Neha Gupta, and Paridhi Jain were the winning team at the Strengthening the Policing Contest 2013 – Ensuring Women Safety in India conducted by FICCI. Project proposal name was "PreCog"!
July, 2013: Dr. Payas Gupta from NYU-AD visiting us for a week.
July, 2013: Craig Silverman from Poynter blogs "New research suggests it's possible to automatically identify fake images on Twitter" about Aditi's recent paper.
July, 2013: Patrick from iRevolution writes a blog entry "Automatically Identifying Fake Images Shared on Twitter During Disasters" on our recent PSOSM 2013 paper. Slides.
July, 2013: Our paper "Network Flows and the Link Prediction Problem" gets accepted at SNAKDD 2013. Authors: Kristina Lerman (Faculty at University of Southern California), Kanika Narang (our Alum, now at IBM-IRL) and PK.
July, 2013: Our work on MultiOSN http://precog.iiitd.edu.in/tools/beta/multiosnportal/ was covered on Hindustan Times, page 15, June 30, 2013!
June, 2013: Sumit Arora to Works Applications - Singapore, Rushil Khurana to Georgia Tech, Piyush Maheshwari to Cornell University, Mayank Pundir to UIUC, Raghav Sethi to Princeton University, Vani Sivasankar to Adobe India.
June, 2013: Raghav Gupta, an undergraduate student from Carnegie Mellon University joined as intern for 2 months.
June, 2013: Srishti Gupta visiting University of Buffalo, USA for 2 months.
June, 2013: Prachi Jain visiting Bell Labs Ireland for 2 months.
May, 2013: Our work on analyzing multiple online social networks is on Times of India. Contributors: Prateek Dewan, Mayank Gupta, Kanika Goyal, and PK.
May, 2013: PK was interviewed by the Economist Intelligence Unit on "Privacy in India." The report "Privacy uncovered; Can private life exist in the digital age?" is now available. The Wall Street Journal article on the report.
May, 2013: Paridhi's paper "@I seek 'fb.me': Identifying Users across Multiple Online Social Networks" won the Honorable Mention for the best paper award at #WoLE2013 #WWW2013 Authors: Paridhi, Prof. Anupam Joshi, and PK.
May, 2013: MultiOSN: Monitoring multiple online social networks during real-world events; now live at http://precog.iiitd.edu.in/tools/beta/multiosnportal/. Technical report. Authors: Prateek, Mayank, Kanika, and PK.
May, 2013: Slides from our talks / demo at WWW 2013. (1) Faking Sandy: Characterizing and Identifying Fake Images on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy, (2) @I seek 'fb.me': Identifying Users across Multiple Online Social Networks, (3) Detection of Spam Tipping Behaviour on Foursquare, (4) uTrack: Track Yourself! Monitoring Information on Online Social Media.
May, 2013: Our paper "Faking Sandy: Characterizing and Identifying Fake Images on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy" won the Best Paper Award at #psosm2013. Authors: Aditi, Hemank, PK, and Prof. Anupam Joshi.
May, 2013: Dr. Satyam Mukherjee from Kellogg School of Management, NorthWestern University Evanston, IL, USA will be visiting on May 15, 2013.
May, 2013: Our complete report on Security and Privacy Symposium 2013 available now. Authors: Paridhi Jain, Prof. Sanjeev Aggarwal from IIT Kanpur, and PK.
Apr, 2013: Our paper "The Paper Slip Should be There: Perceptions of Transaction Receipts in Branchless Banking" gets accepted at Mobile HCI 2013. Authors: Saurabh Panjwani, Mohona Ghosh, Soumya Singh, and PK.
Apr, 2013: PSOSM merges with 5 other workshops to form a new conference focused on Online Social Networks -- ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN). PK on the Technical Advisory Committee. Please consider submitting your work at http://cosn.acm.org.
Apr, 2013: Our work on Open source Collation of eGovernment data and Networks (OCEAN) was on Hindustan Delhi newspaper today, April 16, 2013 on page 2.
Apr, 2013: Simon Davies's new blog post India takes its first serious step toward privacy regulation – but it may be misguided" refers to our Privacy in India study. He says "A substantial opinion poll published earlier this year..."
Apr, 2013: Simon Davies refers to our privacy report in his interview in Rajya Sabha TV. Look at 16:17 - 25:39.
Apr, 2013: Srishti Gupta's blog entry: Exciting times! Indo-UK workshop on Cyber security.
Apr, 2013: Two graduate students from BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus visiting us for a week. Thanks Agrima & Krishna.