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. 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: 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.
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: 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: 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 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: Technical Report Released (largest study on privacy perceptions in India): "Privacy in India: Attitudes and Awareness V 2.0"
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: A system on social media analytics won the first prize at Srategem Team: Tiago, Prateek, Virgilio, PK, and Wagner.
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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Anupama wins Google India Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2012! Winners rate was 2.6%.
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.
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: 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 Benevenuto, Federal 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: 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 Delhi, Krishnamurthy Koduv ayur Viswanathan, Prof. Anupam Joshi, and Prof. Timothy Finin from UMBC.
Feb, 2011: Our SMSAssassin research featured in New Scientist.
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: We are co-organizing Privacy and Security in Social Media: An International Perspective (PSSM).
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.