Dec, 2016: PK captures his experience of 2016 as a faculty in a blog, "#ProfGiri #LovingMyFacultyLife An amazing year of my faculty life!"

Dec, 2016: Aishwarya N Reganti & Tushar Maheshwari from Indian Institute of Information Technology - IIIT, Sri City visiting us for the month of December. Thanks to Dr. Amitava Das for making this happen.

Nov, 2016: PK blogs about his experience of the Killfie project, "Killed it with a #Killfie: Journey from an Idea to a Global Media Phenomenon".

Nov, 2016: PK blogs about his experience of teaching PSOSM on NPTEL: Teaching #PSOSMonNPTEL in a country of a billion: Experiences and take aways.

Nov, 2016: Our work on Killfie gets featured on the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science homepage.

Nov, 2016: Our work "Visual Themes and Sentiment on Social Networks To Aid First Responders During Crisis Events" featured among the week's most thought-provoking papers from arXiv for the week ending November 5, 2016.

Oct, 2016: Our work "Call for Service: Characterizing and Modeling Police Response to Serviceable Requests on Facebook." accepted at the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2016. Authors: Niharika Sachdeva (Ph.D. student), Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (Faculty).

Oct, 2016: Our work on "KidsTube: Detection, Characterization and Analysis of Child Unsafe Content & Promoters on YouTube” accepted at Fourteenth Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust. Authors: Rishabh Kaushal (Ph.D. student), Srishty Saha (UG student, 2016 graduate), Payal Bajaj (Collaborator at Adobe), Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (Faculty).

Oct, 2016: PK gave a lecture on "Research, Education, and Cybersecurity Policies in India" in a course Cybersecurity Governance: A Data-Driven Approach at Harvard University. Slides.

Oct, 2016: PK gave a ACM Distinguished Speaker talk at IIT Guwahati. Slides.

Sep, 2016: PK gave a Keynote at the Fourth International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications (SSCC’16). Slides.

Sep, 2016: Our app, The News Bugle is now live as part of the Facebook Freebasics platform. Project in collaboration with MPI-SWS.

Sep, 2016: Dr. Paridhi Jain's new blog "The last blog" capturing her nostalgic 6 years at Precog and IIIT-Delhi.

Aug, 2016: Varun Bharadhwaj blogs about his summer experience with Precog: "Precog: The Phenomenon".

Aug, 2016: PK's new blog "This is Why I Love My Job: Students are the backbone of Faculty life!" capturing the success stories of Precogs!

Aug, 2016: "PicHunt: Social Media Image Retrieval for Improved Law Enforcement" got accepted at 8th International Conference on Social Informatics. Authors: Sonal Goel, Niharika Sachdeva, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Prof. A V Subramanyam and Divam Gupta.

Aug, 2016: Prateek Dewan (Ph.D. student), and Shrey Bagroy's (UG student) work on Detecting Malicious Facebook Pages appears in the 5 amazing projects and research ideas from top Indian Universities, Digit Magazine, Aug edition, page 38 - 39 . Physical article.

Aug, 2016: Megha Arora receives TOEFL Scholarship to study Master's in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. This scholarship is given to only 15 students a year!

Aug, 2016: Vedant Das Swain receives 'J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for Higher Education' for doing his Master's in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech University

Aug, 2016: Megha Arora receives 'J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for Higher Education' for doing her Master's in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. The Jamsetjee Nusserwanjee Tata Endowment was established in 1892. Scholarship is given to selective students and currently there are 4,800 JN Tata Scholars all over the world. ‪

Aug, 2016: Introducing Helix - Understanding the 1,000 words of a picture! Summarize images posted on Facebook in the click of a button! Visit Helix homepage for more details and a demo.

Aug, 2016: Our recent work on "PicHunt: Social Media Image Retrieval for Improved Law Enforcement." Authors: Sonal Goel, Niharika Sachdeva, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Prof. A V Subramanyam and Divam Gupta

July, 2016: Srishti's work on Emerging Threats Abusing Phone Numbers Exploiting Cross-Platform Features accepted at 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) Ph.D. forum.

July, 2016: Our paper Hiding in Plain Sight: Characterizing and Detecting Malicious Facebook Pages accepted at IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) 2016. Authors: Prateek Dewan, Shrey Bagroy and PK.

June, 2016: PK's Keynote Address on Online Social Media: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls at IGDTUW.

June, 2016: Our paper Social Media for Safety: Characterizing Online Interactions between Citizens and Police accepted at 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (BHCI) 2016. Authors: Niharika Sachdeva, PK and Munmun De Choudhury.

June, 2016: We are co-organizing "Summer Workshop on Online Social Media Developer's Perspective" 6th June - 22nd July at IGDTUW

May, 2016: Pradyumn Nand's blogs his experience with us! "Precog Diaries - A Roller Coaster Ride"

May, 2016: You can enroll for the online course Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM) on NPTEL now. Help spread!

May, 2016: Sonal Goel blogs her experience with us! "Funfilled and Rich Experience @ Precog"

May, 2016: Our tool on analyzing your Facebook profile goes live! Try it out, you will be surprised to see some of the results!

May, 2016: Srishti Gupta will speaking  at the Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group on "App SPAM: An Evolving Threat?"

May, 2016: Shrey Bagroy is interning at Georgia Tech for this Summer 2016!

May, 2016: Megha presented the paper Demographics and Sociability in Online Interactions | Slides | Picture.

May, 2016: We are looking for full time Research Associates and Developers to work with us. Please apply with your CV.

Apr, 2016: Pradyumn successfully defends his Masters Thesis.

Apr, 2016: Paridhi Jain successfully defended her Ph. D. thesis. Slides | Picture.

Apr, 2016: Sonal Goel successfully defended her Masters Thesis. Thesis | Slides | Picture.

Apr, 2016: Precog's second Ph. D. Thesis Defense: Paridhi Jain.

Apr, 2016: Masters Thesis Defense: Sonal Goel.

Apr, 2016: Masters Thesis Defense: Pradyumn Nand.

Apr, 2016: PK will be offering the Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM) course on NPTEL. Registrations start in May. Teaser video | Flier.

Apr, 2016: PK will be speaking at TEDx Juhu.

Apr, 2016: Precogs deliver tutorial at OSM Hackathon organized as part of Innerve 2016 at IGDTUW. Picture 1, Picture 2.

Feb, 2016: Our paper "Emotions, Demographics and Sociability in Online Interactions" accepted at ICWSM 2016. Authors: Kristina Lerman, Megha Arora, Luciano Heitor Gallegos Marin, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and David Garcia.

Feb, 2016: Precog is organizing OSMpalooza: An Online Social Media Hackathon

Dec, 2015: Niharika gives a talk on "Privacy in India: Attitudes and Awareness" at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT).

Dec, 2015: Our paper "Online Social Media - New face of policing? A Survey Exploring Perceptions, Behavior, Challenges for Police Field Officers and Residents" gets accepted at 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Authors: Niharika, PK.

Dec, 2015: Our paper "On the Dynamics of Username Changing Behavior on Twitter" gets accepted at 3rd IKDD Conference on Data Science, 2016. Authors: Paridhi, PK.

Nov, 2015: Our portal on analysing Facebook pages & Twitter handles of various police organisations in the country.

Nov, 2015: Facebook pages & Twitter handles of various police organisations in the country.

Nov, 2015: IIIT-Delhi is now part of Information Security Education & Awareness Phase II project. The total worth of the project is 96.08 Crore Rupees (approx. 14.7 million USD). IIITD is one among 40 other institutes in the project. PK is the Chief-Investigator for the project at IIIT Delhi. Project duration is for 5 years.

Oct, 2015: Our workshop on Masters' Trainer program for Staying Safe Online captured in IIITD's Newsletter.

Oct, 2015: 51 school teachers from Delhi NCR attended our "Master Trainers' Program. Staying Safe Online for School Teachers." Report on CBSE website

Oct, 2015: Niharika's work on Facebook & Twitter handles of police organizations in India gets cited and discussed in Economic Times, page 10, Oct 2. Niharika is also quoted in the article.

Oct, 2015: Five new blog entries! Rohan (Un été français enrichissante (An enriching French summer), Megha (I have been Precog-ed: Part 2), Manik (My experience interning at Precog), Pradyumn (Memoirs from South Asia Workshop 2015 at NUS School of Computing), and Ashwin (It’s been about three years since my time at Precog) pen their experiences at Precog.

Oct, 2015: Anupama receives COSN travel grant.

Sep, 2015: Niharika Sachdeva presented her paper "Online Social Networks and Police in India - Understanding the Perceptions, Behavior, Challenges" at ECSCW 2015.

Sep, 2015: Paridhi presented her paper "Other Times, Other Values: Leveraging Attribute History to Link User Profiles across Online Social Networks" at Hypertext 2015. Picture.

Sep, 2015: PK gave his 8th ACM India Eminent Speaker talk at ITM, Gurgaon.

Sep, 2015: Mr. Vijay Gopal, Assistant Professor, St. Peters Engineering College, Hyderabad, visiting us for a week.

Sep, 2015: PK receives Teaching recognition from IIITD. This recognition is for CSE501 Designing Human Centered Systems that he taught Winter 2015 semester based on the feedback given by students from the course.

Sep, 2015: Pradyumn (our M.Tech. student) gave a talk "Journey of a volunteer to R.E. Merwin Scholarship" at IEEE Delhi Student - Young Professionals - Women In Engineering Congress 2015.

Aug, 2015: Our browser plug-in Facebook Inspector (FbI) crosses 100 downloads on Firefox within 2 weeks of launch. Chrome version launched today. Downloads: Firefox | Chrome

July, 2015: Anupama's paper "What They Do in Shadows: Twitter Underground Follower Market" gets Best Student Paper award at 13th International conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust, Istanbul, Turkey.

July, 2015: PK quoted in National edition of LiveMint! "Stay safe online", July 22.

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 featured on CMU's home page stories.

July, 2015: Aditi's work gets covered in The Telegraph and BBC News.

July, 2015: Aditi Gupta successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Designing and Evaluating Techniques to Mitigate Misinformation Spread on Microblogging Web Services. | Slides | Video

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: Our paper "Other Times, Other Values: Leveraging Attribute History to Link User Profiles across Online Social Networks" gets accepted at Hypertext 2015. Authors: Paridhi, PK, Prof. Joshi.

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.

Jan, 2015: 3rd Security & Privacy Symposium, Feb 13 - 14, 2015. Organized at IIITD #spsymp15

Nov, 2014: TweetCred gets "Honorable Mention" at SocInfo 2014. Congrats Aditi! Picture

Sept, 2014: Aditi's work on TweetCred gets accepted at SocInfo 2014. Acceptance rate: 23%.

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: Our paper "bit.ly/malicious: Deep Dive into Short URL based e-Crime Detection" gets accepted at APWG eCrime Research Symposium (eCRS), 2014. Authors: Neha, Anupama, PK.

August, 2014: Our paper "Emerging Phishing Trends and Effectiveness of the Anti-Phishing Landing Page" gets accepted at APWG eCrime Research Symposium (eCRS), 2014. Authors: Srishti, PK.

August, 2014: PK's article on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media published on Defence and Security Alert (DSA) magazine.

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.

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.

July, 2014: PK quoted in Economic Times today, July 15, 2014 on Page 2. "Not Enough Tweets, Ministers on Twitter." ET has 800,000+ readership. Physical paper version. Online version.

July, 2014: Wombat Security Technologies received $6.7 Million. PK's Ph.D. thesis work contributed in creating Wombat.

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.

Jun, 2014: Sudip & Abhishek successfully defend their Masters Thesis! Slides (Sudip). Slides (Abhishek). Thesis (Abhishek).

Jun, 2014: Vasudevan Mukunth blogs about Prateek's work on Facebook, and Aditi's work on Twitter.

Jun, 2014: Innovate Dehli: Day 0, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 6, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16, Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, Pitch Day.

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?~@~Yt 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: A successful Building Better Interfaces 2014!

Apr, 2014: Neha Gupta successfully defended Masters Thesis today.

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: Neha Gupta's M.Tech. Thesis Defense. Exploration of gaps in Bitly's spam detection and relevant countermeasures. 1100 - 1230hrs IST. April 24, 2014.

Apr, 2014: PK's new blog entry, Student start-up culture brewing at IIITD! Elated to be involved in some.

Mar, 2014: Ari Klein from CrowdFlower blogs about Aditi's work, "When Should You Trust a Tweet?"

Mar, 2014: As part of the ACM Eminent Speakers program, PK gave a talk on Privacy and Security in Online Social media at Thapar University.

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: Cybersecurity Education and Research Centre (CERC) inauguration pictures.

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. Plea se 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: Our work on #DelhiElections covered on Page 3 of Economic Times today, Nov 11, 2013. Graphic. Link to online article.

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.

Nov, 2013: Story of Patna Blasts, Bihar, 2013. 39747 tweets, 14820 Facebook posts, 1126 Flickr images, 614 G+ posts, 173 YouTube videos.

Oct, 2013: IIITD's 5year celebration video features Precogs (Aditi, Paridhi, Niharika, Anupama, and Prateek), Precog's systems, and the Lab!

Oct, 2013: Our quick hack on Tweets with BBMs that are publicly available. Related blog entry: "Did you tweet your BBM PIN? We know about it".

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: Story of #UPRiots at #Muzaffarnagar : 93124 tweets, 27791 FB posts, 1149 G+ posts, 1061 YT videos & 643 Flickr photos.

Sep, 2013: Our paper "MultiOSN: Realtime Monitoring of Real World Events on Multiple Online Social Media" accepted at I-CARE 2013. Acceptance rate: 26%. Authors: Prateek, Mayank, Kanika, and PK.

Sep, 2013: Our work on Boston Blasts featured in FastCompany!

Sep, 2013: Wizters selected as one of the "Top150 Startup" in the Pioneers Challenge.

Sep, 2013: PK has been selected as ACM India Eminent Speaker.

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.

Sep, 2013: Dr. Sharique Hasan, faculty at Stanford University, will be conducting a tutorial on Social Network Analysis.

August, 2013: Our Alums Hemank Lamba, and Kanika Narang currently work at IBM Research Labs, India will give guest lectures in CSE648 today.

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: Aditi Gupta received eCRS partial support to attend eCRS 2013 and present her paper! #ThanksAPWG

August, 2013: Prachi Jain received partial support from ACM COSN 2013. Travel Grants to attend and present her paper! #ThanksCOSN

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 "$1.00 per RT #BostonMarathon #PrayForBoston: Analyzing Fake Content on Twitter" accepted at eCRS 2013. Authors: Aditi Gupta, Hemank Lamba (our Alum, now at IBM-IRL), and PK.

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: David Choffnes, Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson from North Eastern University visiting us today!

August, 2013: Wombat has been selected as a finalist for startup of the year for the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 awards!

August, 2013: RSA and Wombat Security Collaborate to Help Organizations Educate Users about Threats to Enterprise Security.

August, 2013: Megha, Neha, and Paridhi, winners of FICCI's Strengthening the Policing Contest 2013 featured on IIITD's home page.

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: Paridhi pens down her experience at WWW, 2013, Rio in a blog entry.

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: Say goodbye to Confession pages!!! Join Wizters. Be anonymous. Read the blog.

June, 2013: Prachi Jain visiting Bell Labs Ireland for 2 months.

June, 2013: Prateek's blog entry "Go home Google Groups, you’re drunk!!!".

June, 2013: Our work on ChaMAILeon gets featured in a French article on Atelier.

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: Blog entry by Prateek on MultiOSN.

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: Wombat Security named as "2013 Hot Company" award winner by Network Products Guide.

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: Paridhi Jain successfully defends her Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam (report).

May, 2013: Rajarshi Chakraborty, Ph.D. candidate from University of Buffalo is currently visiting for 2 weeks! Thanks to National Science Foundation, USA for supporting this collaboration.

May, 2013: Dr. Satyam Mukherjee from Kellogg School of Management, NorthWestern University Evanston, IL, USA will be visiting on May 15, 2013.

May, 2013: Aditi Gupta successfully defends her Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam (report).

May, 2013: Our complete report on Security and Privacy Symposium 2013 available now. Authors: Paridhi Jain, Prof. Sanjeev Aggarwal from IIT Kanpur, and PK.

May, 2013: Our work on Faking Sandy captured by an external blog entry by Kim Stephens and our work on Detecting Communities captured in a blog by Patrick Meier.

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: Prof. Maura Conway and Prof. Lisa McInerney from Dublin City University visiting us for 10 days.

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.

Mar, 2013: Our video on "What Google Apps Administrators of your accounts at your Organization or University can do with your emails?" #PrivacyZapped.

Mar, 2013: PK co-organized a workshop on cybersecurity at IIIT-Delhi. The workshop got featured in many news articles. Indian Express, and Zee News.

Mar, 2013: Prateek wins best paper award at the National Conference on Advancements in Information, Computer and Communication.

Mar, 2013: PK will be Co-Organizing Indo-UK Workshop on Cybersecurity.

Mar, 2013: Our demo "uTrack: Track Yourself! Monitoring Information on Online Social Media" gets accepted at WWW 2013. Authors: Tiago Magalhães, Prateek Dewan, PK, Raquel Melo-Minardi, and Virgilio Almeida.

Mar, 2013: Our paper "Detection of Spam Tipping Behaviour on Foursquare" gets accepted at Mining Social Network Dynamics. Authors: Anupama Aggarwal, Jussara Almeida and PK.

Mar, 2013: Our paper "@I seek 'fb.me': Identifying Users across Multiple Online Social Networks" gets accepted at 2nd International workshop on Web of Linked Entities Authors: Paridhi Jain, PK, Anupam Joshi.

Mar, 2013: Our paper "Faking Sandy: Characterizing and Identifying Fake Images on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy" gets accepted at 2nd International workshop on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media Authors: Aditi Gupta, Hemank Lamba, PK and Anupam Joshi.

Mar, 2013: Paridhi Jain and Niharika Sachdeva win the Best Student Participation award at #spsymposium13.

Mar, 2013: Srishti Gupta and Mayank Gupta were the winners of the best poster award at #spsymposium13 for their work on OCEAN and Niharika Sachdeva won the second runners-up award for her work on U2P2.

Jan, 2013: PK speaks about Privacy in India on Doordarshan's TV show Good Evening India.

Jan, 2013: Poster acceptance notifications for Security and Privacy Symposium at IIT Kanpur sent to the authors.

Jan, 2013: Our complete Spring 2013 schedule for "Brainstorm - Precog's Reading boulevard" is now available.

Jan, 2013: Our work on Finding Nemo gets featured in an article on Atelier.

Jan, 2013: Our Internet Practices Study is now live! Please participate and help us spread. Win prizes!

Jan, 2013: OCEAN: Open source Collation of eGovernment data and Networks, goes live!

Jan, 2013: New technical report: "Finding Nemo: Searching and Resolving Identities of Users Across Online Social Networks". Authors: Paridhi and PK.

Dec, 2012: We will be co-organizing Security and Privacy Symposium at IIT Kanpur.

Dec, 2012: We will be co-organizing the Workshop on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM) for the second time at WWW 2013.

Dec, 2012: Our work on Credibility on Twitter gets mentioned in articles: "Building a Better Truth Machine" on Slate and "Tweets Need A Credibility Rating And This Lie Detector Algorithm Could Help" on TechCrunch.

Dec, 2012: Our Privacy in India: Attitudes and Awareness V 2.0 report gets covered in leading newspapers of India. TOI; EconomicTimes; BusinessStandard; DeccanHerald; DeccanChronicle; Asianet; FirstPost.

Dec, 2012: The Privacy Advisor, newsletter from IAPP covers our Privacy in India study "Professors Publish Largest To-Date Study on Privacy in India".

Nov, 2012: Anupama Aggarwal successfully defended her M.Tech. thesis today!

Nov, 2012: Shivangi blogs about our recent report on Privacy Perceptions in India.

Nov, 2012: Simon Davies (@PrivacySurgeon) blogs about our recent Privacy in India report.

Nov, 2012: Technical Report Released (largest study on privacy perceptions in India): "Privacy in India: Attitudes and Awareness V 2.0"

Nov, 2012: Wombat Security Technologies was a Finalist at the Pittsburgh Tech50 Awards!

Nov, 2012: Precogs got a chance to interact and describe some of our work to Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys Limited.

Oct, 2012: Our work on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media being showcased to the Chief Minister of Delhi! Some pics from the discussion and demo with the CM.

Oct, 2012: "PhishAri: Automatic Realtime Phishing Detection on Twitter" won the Best Paper Award at seventh IEEE APWG eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS), 2012! Authors: Anupama, Ashwin, and PK. Explore PhishAri.

Oct, 2012: Twit-Digest poster won the 2nd Runner's Up prize (among 37 posters) at IBM I-CARE 2012. Authors: Aditi, Akshit, and PK.

Oct, 2012: A system on social media analytics won the first prize at Srategem Team: Tiago, Prateek, Virgilio, PK, and Wagner.

Oct, 2012: SMSAssassin won the second prize at APP KRAFT Team: Swetank, Kuldeep, and PK.

Oct, 2012: We are on IIIT-D's home page.

Oct, 2012: Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. (PK's Ph.D. thesis work contributed in creating this start-up) is the 'Gold Winner' at The Golden Globe Awards for IT Training and Education.

Oct, 2012: Anupama Aggarwal receives TCS Ph.D. research fellowship.

Sep, 2012: Two posters and a Tech2Share video accepted at IBM ICARE 2012! (1) Twit-Digest: A Web based Tool to Analyze and Visualize Twitter in Real-time. Authors: Aditi, Akshit, PK (2) Is Government a Friend or Foe? Privacy in Open Government Data. Authors: Srishti, Mayank, PK (3) ChaMAILeon: Simplified email sharing like never before. Authors: Prateek Dewan, Mayank Gupta, Sheethal Shreedhar, PK.

Sep, 2012: Our BrainstorM and Datasets go live! PK's blog entry on this.  

Sep, 2012: Ashwin gets travel and registration support to present our PhishAri paper at eCrime Research Summit 2012!

Sep, 2012: Our paper "'White Pride Worldwide': A Meta-Analysis of Stormfront.org," gets accepted at Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? Authors: Maura Conway, Prateek Dewan, Lisa Mcinerney, and PK.

Sep, 2012: Prateek's work with Maura Conway, Dublin City University mentioned in Newsletter from Centre for International Studies.

Sep, 2012: Our paper "PhishAri: Automatic Realtime Phishing Detection on Twitter" gets accepted at APWG eCrime Researchers Summit. Authors: Anupama, Ashwin, and PK. Explore PhishAri.

Sep, 2012: Ms. Betsy Broder, Counsel for International Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) & Ms. Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity protection, FTC visiting us.

Sep, 2012: Prof. Mausam, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington visiting us.

Sep, 2012: Hemank Lamba, Alumni 2012 joins IBM-IRL today.

Aug, 2012: Our paper "WYSWYE: Shoulder Surfing Defense for Recognition Based Graphical Passwords" gets accepted at OzCHI. Authors: Rohit Ashok Khot, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and Kannan Srinathan.

Aug, 2012: Prof. Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio visiting us.

Aug, 2012: We receive NSF international supplement. Title: Online Privacy and Senior Citizens - A Socio-Technical Multi-Perspective Framework for Trustworthy Operation, #0916612. U.S. PIs: H. Raghav Rao, Shambhu Upadhyaya and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, SUNY Buffalo.

Aug, 2012: Wombat Security Technologies selected as finalists in the Golden Bridge Innovation award for IT Training and Education for the security training platform.

Aug, 2012: Our paper gets accepted at UMSocial 2012. Authors: Aditi Gupta, Prof. Anupam Joshi, and PK.

Jul, 2012: Siddhartha receives the student travel grant to attend Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems. Thanks to APSYS!

Jul, 2012: The Saucer 2012, Newsletter of CUPS mentions Precog activities! Check out the alumni updates section for the same!

Jul, 2012: Some new blog entries by our members, Prateek: 'The Republic of Ireland', Prachi: 'Life @ISI..' and Vidushi: NUS School of Computing trip… Wonderful experience of my life :).

Jul, 2012: Our paper gets accepted at LBSN 2012. Authors: Tatiana Pontes, Marisa Vasconcelos, Jussara Almeida, Virgilio Almeida, PK.

Jun, 2012: Precog's work in collaboration with Dublin City University was covered on Ireland's national television RTE One on June 25, 2012.

Jun, 2012: Komal successfully defended her Masters thesis! First IIIT-Delhi graduate (Masters) student of the group!

Jun, 2012: PhishGuru 3.0 Wins PC Magazine's "Editor's Choice" for Anti-Phishing Products!!!

Jun, 2012: Ashwin Rajadesingan, our recent Alumni (BTP 2012) will be joining MS in Computer Science Program at Arizona State University.

Jun, 2012: Niharika receives complimentary registration and travel grant to attend SOUPS 2012! Thanks to SOUPS!

Jun, 2012: Our paper gets accepted at CSOSN 2012. Authors: Anshu Malhotra, Luam Catão, Prof. Wanger Meira, Prof. Virgilio Almeida, PK.

May, 2012: Tiago successfully defended his Masters thesis! First graduate (Masters) student of the group! Co-advised by Prof. Virgilio Almeida and PK.

May, 2012: Anupama Aggarwal joins us as a Ph.D. scholar.

May, 2012: Vidushi Chaudhary visits NUS for summer school 2012.

May, 2012: Prachi Jain goes to USC for summer internship.

May, 2012: Arun Jindal goes to Microsoft India for summer internship.

Apr, 2012: EDU Tech features an article about IPTSE Winter School 2011, conducted by us in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

Apr, 2012: Anupama wins Google India Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2012! Winners rate was 2.6%.

Apr, 2012: SMSAssassin will be presented as a Demo at MDM 2012. If you are attending MDM, please stop-by to take a look at the demo.

Apr, 2012: Our PSOSM 2012 worksop featured in MIT Technology Review.

Mar, 2012: Poster by students of the group 'Privacy in Open Government Data' wins best poster award in the research category at RS'12.

Mar, 2012: Four posters by students of our group will be showcased at RS'12. This is work done as part of the group.

Mar, 2012: Our blog goes live!

Mar, 2012: Niharika Sachdeva receives TCS Ph.D. research fellowship to work on usable security.

Mar, 2012: Aditi Gupta's paper titled Credibility Ranking of Tweets during High Impact Events gets accepted at PSOSM 2012.

Mar, 2012: Siddhartha Asthana's paper titled Tring! Tring! - An Exploration and Analysis of Interactive Voice Response Systems gets accepted at IndiaHCI 2012.

Mar, 2012: Accepted papers for PSOSM 2012 now online!

Mar, 2012: Rohit Khot, a recent graduate from IIIT-Hyderabad joins the group as a Research Associate.

Feb, 2012: SmartTalk: Alumni, Sidharth Chhabra, Ph.D. student at University of Michigan on Feb 28.

Feb, 2012: SmartTalk: Alumni Sunil Ghai giving a SmartTalk on Occupancy Detection in Commercial Buildings using Opportunistic Context Sources on Feb 17.

Feb, 2012: Prateek Dewan joins us as a Ph.D. scholar.

Feb, 2012: PhishAri is now available as a Chrome extension! Please download, use it, and spread it!

Feb, 2012: Our work on Privacy got covered by The Washington Post!

Jan, 2012: Two of our Ph.D. students (Aditi Gupta and Paridhi Jain) are now visiting Ebiquity, UMBC, USA.

Jan, 2012: Two Masters students (Luam Catão and Tiago Rodrigues) from UFMG, Brazil visiting us for the next 2 months.

Dec, 2011: Three great news to share: 1. Niharika Sachdeva joins us as a Ph.D. scholar; 2. Kuldeep Yadav receives NVIDIA academic grant; 3. Siddhartha Asthana receives TCS Ph.D. fellowship.

Nov, 2011: The website for WWW worksop PSOSM 2012 is LIVE now!

Nov, 2011: We will co-organize (with Prof. Virgilio Almeida, UFMG, Brazil) the workshop Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM) at WWW, 2012. Stay tuned for details!

Nov, 2011: Kanika Narang gets a job offer.

Oct, 2011: Hemank Lamba gets a job offer.

Oct, 2011: Manasi Sachdeva gets a job offer.

Sept, 2011: We are co-organizing the 2011 Winter School Internship Program in Technology Supported Education in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

Sept, 2011: Komal Sachdeva gets a job offer.

Sept, 2011: Anshu Malhotra gets a job offer.

Sep, 2011: All three submitted posters to I-CARE 2011 got accepted. Congrats to Aditi, Kuldeep, Anshu, Niharika, and Rushil. Stay tuned for the posters!

Sept, 2011: Our paper Phi.sh/$oCiaL: The Phishing Landscape through Short URLs gets the Best Paper Award at CEAS 2011

Aug, 2011: Paridhi, Tiago, and Gabriel’s short paper Cross-pollination of Information in Online Social Media: A Case Study on Popular Social Networks gets accepted at Third International Conference on Social Computing

Aug, 2011: Denzil and Ashish’s paper Mining Tweets for Tag Recommendation on Social Media gets accepted at 3rd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents (SMUC 2011)

Aug, 2011: Our survey on Privacy in India is online now! Please participate to help understand the status of privacy in India. Win exciting prizes such as digicam, iPods.  

Aug, 2011: Aditi's Technical Report on Twitter Explodes with Activity in Mumbai Blasts! A Lifeline or an Unmonitored Daemon in the Lurking? is online now. 

July, 2011: We are helping in organizing a one day workshop on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media. Thanks to CDAC-Hyderabad for organizing the workshop. 

July, 2011: Sid and Anupama’s paper Phi.sh/$oCiaL: The Phishing Landscape through Short URLs gets accepted at CEAS 2011. Joint work with Fabricio BenevenutoFederal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil. 

May, 2011: Kuldeep receives the prestigious Microsoft Research India Ph.D. Fellowships. Kuldeep received the fellowship from Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft on May 26th.

May, 2011: Niharika’s paper gets accepted at SOUPS 2011. Joint work with Iulia IonSrdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich.

May, 2011: Mohona Ghosh, Aditi Gupta, Paridhi Jain, and Niharika Sachdeva will attend the 2011 Summer School of Security and Priv acy. Thanks to MSR India for supporting them! 

Feb, 2011: Our paper gets accepted at Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb), Co-located workshop at WWW 2011. Joint work with Archit Gupta from IIT DelhiKrishnamurthy Koduv ayur ViswanathanProf. Anupam Joshi, and Prof. Timothy Finin from UMBC

Feb, 2011: Our SMSAssassin research featured in New Scientist.

Feb, 2011: Our Online Storage Study is live now. Please participate and help us spread the word about this study.

Feb, 2011: Three students (Tiago Rodrigues, Gabriel Magno, and Joao Persce) from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil are visiting us for three weeks.

Feb, 2011: We restarted our SMS spam data collection; please forward us your SMS spams. Help us spread the word about the data collection.

Jan, 2011: Our paper gets accepted at CHI 2011. Joint work with Rohit Khot and Prof. Kannan Srinathan, IIIT Hyderabad.

Jan, 2011: We are co-organizing Privacy and Security in Social Media: An International Perspective (PSSM).

Dec, 2010: Two papers got accepted in HotMobile 2011, one by Kuldeep, IIIT-D, and the other by Shruthi, GeogiaTech.

Nov, 2010: A Ph.D. student from ETH ZurichLulia Lon,  visited us on from Nov 29 - Dec 3.

Aug, 2010: Master’s student, Gustavo Rauber, from, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil visited us from Aug 4 - Sept 7.

Aug, 2010: Our Privacy Study goes live, please participate to win attractive prizes.

Aug, 2010: First research paper gets accepted at Sixth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, 2010, Taiwan.

July, 2010: Fifteen Under Graduate students finish their Summer Internship with Precog. Summer Interns 2010.

July, 2010: Denzil Correa, one of the Ph.D. students in Precog interns at IBM IRL.

July, 2010: Two smart, talented, and enthusiastic students join the Precog group for their Ph.D. in Computer Science at IIIT-Delhi - Aditi Gupta, Paridhi Jain.

June, 2010: Precog receives research grant from International Development Research Centre, Canada to work on Privacy perceptions in India. Precog will closely work with Privacy International on this research. PI: Ponnurangam Kumaraguru.