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Large-scale quantitative analysis details the rise of anti-Semitism and how anti-Semitic content flows across mainstream and fringe web communities.
In a large-scale analysis, Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., and collaborators found that the misuse of web archive services cause loss of ad revenue for popular news websites. 
UAB’s team found that smartphone motion sensors may pose a threat to speech privacy only if devices are sharing the same surface.
The Smart Bracelet, designed by UAB researchers, automatically detects signs of physical assault and alerts emergency personnel of the user’s location.
Gary Warner, cybersecurity expert and director of Research in Computer Forensics, offers tips on which Facebook settings to pay close attention to.

"Humans will over time become even more vulnerable to such attacks," warns Dr. Nitesh Saxena of UAB's Department of Computer Science.

Dr. Saxena and Maliheh Shirvanian of the SPIES research group worked with high school student Summer Vo on security research this past year. Vo won third place at the 2017 Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF) in the Computer Science and Mathematics category and was awarded the INTEL Excellence in Computer Science Outstanding Achievement.
This is the first text to provide a comprehensive survey that clearly summarizes the key features and techniques developed in the tens of existing big graph analytics systems, which were developed recently to deal with massive graphs in real-life applications such as online social networks and knowledge graphs.
Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor and research director in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, has been named a recipient of the Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award from the UAB Graduate School.
Researchers have developed a mechanism that emits sound to thwart eavesdroppers from detecting passwords entered with computer keyboards.
A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying solely on the capabilities of their mobile hardware. 
Only 151 computer scientists worldwide were recognized as senior members by the ACM in 2015.
April 25, 2016

Budding Knowledge

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomed several new chairs last summer, including leadership for three of our popular and competitive science departments: Dr. Richard Dluhy in Chemistry, Dr. Ilias Perakis in Physics, and Dr. Yuliang Zheng in Computer and Information Sciences.
Study shows that, although ZEBRA, a system intended to enable prompt and user-friendly deauthentication, works very well with honest people, opportunistic attackers can fool the system.
The most recent research conducted in the SPIES lab at CIS has been covered in MIT Technology Review.
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