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  • Security and privacy with applications in online and geosocial networks
  • Machine learning
  • Wireless networks
  • Distributed computing systems
  • Mobile applications

Research Summary

We investigate different fundamental social networking security and privacy challenges. We particularly target Facebook that promotes friend relationships that can lead to a number of abuses ranging from collection and misuse of sensitive private data to cyberbullying and distribution of malware, fake news and propaganda. Our research challenges the proposed academic work and existing implementations and introduces novel approaches to prevent friend abuse in Facebook like online social networks.

Media Coverage

NBC 6 coverage on Facebook research:

Interview with Sage Research Methods:

Research Projects