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The social computing group is developing computational methods for processing and analyzing large scale social data, aiming to understanding complex social behavior and to inform the design of human-centered and socially aware systems.  In recent research we studied the emergence of conventions in Twitter, we developed methods for preventing spam in social networks, and we proposed a framework for tracking the relation between a user and its community.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Message Impartiality in Social Media Discussions
Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Krishna P. Gummadi and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2016.

On the Wisdom of Experts vs. Crowds: Discovering Trustworthy Topical News in Microblogs
Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Parantapa Bhattacharya, Niloy Ganguly, Saptarshi Ghosh and Krishna P. Gummadi. Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2016.

Learning Fair Classifiers
Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Isabel Valera, Manuel Gomez Rodriguez and Krishna P. Gummadi. arXiv:1507.05259 , 2015.

The Doppelganger Bot Attack: Exploring Identity Impersonation in Online Social Networks
Oana Goga, Giridhari Venkatadri and Krishna P. Gummadi. Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2015.

Extracting Situational Information from Microblogs during Disaster Events: A Classification-Summarization Approach
Koustav Rudra, Subham Ghosh, Niloy Ganguly, Pawan Goyal, and Saptarshi Ghosh. ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015.

Strength in Numbers: Robust Tamper Detection in Crowd Computations (to appear)
Bimal Viswanath, Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Simon Bouget, Saikat Guha, Krishna P. Gummadi, Aniket Kate and Alan Mislove. ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN), 2015.
Best paper award

Can Trending News Stories Create Coverage Bias? On the Impact of High Content Churn in Online News Media
Abhijnan Chakraborty, Saptarshi Ghosh, Niloy Ganguly and Krishna P. Gummadi. Computation+Journalism Symposium , 2015.

Reverse Engineering Socialbot Infiltration Strategies in the Twitter Social Network
Carlos Freitas, Fabricio Benevenuto, Saptarshi Ghosh, and Adriano Veloso. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2015.

On the Reliability of Profile Matching Across Large Online Social Networks
Oana Goga, Patrick Loiseau, Robin Sommer, Renata Teixeira and Krishna P. Gummadi. ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2015.

Fairness Constraints: A Mechanism for Fair Classification
Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Isabel Valera, Manuel Gomez Rodriguez and Krishna P. Gummadi. Workshop on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Machine Learning, 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2015.

Sampling Content from Online Social Networks: Comparing Random vs. Expert Sampling of the Twitter Stream
Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Parantapa Bhattacharya, Niloy Ganguly, Krishna P. Gummadi, and Saptarshi Ghosh. ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 9, Issue 3, 2015.

Characterizing Information Diets of Social Media Users
Juhi Kulshrestha, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Lisette Espin Noboa, Krishna P. Gummadi, and Saptarshi Ghosh. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2015.

The Many Shades of Anonymity: Characterizing Anonymous Social Media Content
Denzil Correa, Leandro Araújo Silva, Mainack Mondal, Fabrício Benevenuto and Krishna P. Gummadi. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2015.

On the Users' Efficiency in the Twitter Information Network
Mahmoudreza Babaei, Przemyslaw Grobowicz, Isabel Valera, Krishna Gummadi, Manuel Gomez Rodriguez. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Short Paper, 2015.

#FewThingsAboutIdioms: Understanding Idioms and its Users in the Twitter Online Social Network
Koustav Rudra, Abhijnan Chakraborty, Manav Sethi, Shreyasi Das, Niloy Ganguly and Saptarshi Ghosh. Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 2015.

Inferring User Interests in the Twitter Social Network
Parantapa Bhattacharya, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Niloy Ganguly, Saptarshi Ghosh and Krishna Gummadi ACM Recommender System Conference (RecSys), Short Paper, 2014.

People on Drugs: Credibility of User Statements in Health Communities
Subhabrata Mukherjee, Gerhard Weikum and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2014.

Towards Detecting Anomalous User Behavior in Online Social Networks
Bimal Viswanath, Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Mark Crovella, Saikat Guha, Krishna Gummadi, Balachander Krishnamurthy and Alan Mislove Usenix Security Symposium, 2014.

Understanding and Specifying Social Access Control Lists
Mainack Mondal, Yabing Liu, Bimal Viswanath, Krishna P. Gummadi and Alan Mislove Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2014.
Distinguished paper award

Complete list of publications.

News

Saptarshi Ghosh is awarded a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
July 2014

Mainack Mondal, Bimal Viswanath and Krishna Gummadi, along with their co-authors win SOUPS distinguished paper award
July 2014

Juhi Kulshrestha receives Google Anita Borg Scholarship
May 2013

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil wins WWW best paper award
May 2013