Social Networks

Social NetworksSocial Nets

Social networks ranging from Facebook to Twitter and LinkedIn are completely revolutionizing online interactions. Messages, actions, likes, pokes, and a multitude of tags are being shared between users and websites everyday. Facebook alone produces 30 billion pieces of new content every month. Professors in the Systems Lab have worked to use these data to support context-aware systems and socially generated news services. Furthremore, we have been studying how the exchange of this information might be done anonymously with respect to a users privacy. The projects below are currently active investigations into this hot new area.



Aaron Beach, Mike Gartrell, Richard Han, “q-Anon: Rethinking Anonymity for Social Networks”, in Proceedings of the IEEE Second International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), August 2010, pp. 185-192. doi:10.1109/SocialCom.2010.34.

Mike Gartrell, Xinyu Xing, Qin Lv, Aaron Beach, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra, Karim Seada, “Enhancing Group Recommendation by Incorporating Social Relationship Interactions”, Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) 2010, pp. 97-106, doi: 10.1145/1880071.1880087.

Aaron Beach, Mike Gartrell, Richard Han, “Social-K: Real-Time K-Anonymity Guarantees for Social Network Applications“, IEEE International Workshop on SECurity and SOCial Networking (SESOC), 2010, pp. 600-606.

Mike Gartrell, Aaron Beach, Jai Ramanarayanan Krishnan Iyer, Xinyu Xing,  Qin Lv, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra, Karim Seada, “Integrating Wikipedia, Facebook, and Other Personal Online Context into Collaborative E-Brainstorming”, Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Organizations (CIorg): Tools and Studies, 2010, at ACM GROUP 2010.  3 pages.