Synergistic Internet Services



  • Wi-FM: Resolving Neighborhood Wireless Network Affairs by Listening to Music
    M. Flores, U. Klarman, and A. Kuzmanovic
    In IEEE ICNP '15, San Francisco, California, November 2015.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | slides | review | press ]
    Using FM radio to coordinate wireless devices across networks.

  • Towards Application-Level Multi-Homing
    Y. Wang, H. Wu, W. Zhang, Y. Li, and A. Kuzmanovic
    Tech. Report NWU-EECS-15-04, Department of EECS, Northwestern University, November 2015.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz ]
    Building a data transfer infrastructure on top of Gmail, YouTube, Flickr, and the like.

  • GeoEcho: Inferring User Interests from Geotag Reports in Network Traffic
    N. Xia, S. Miskovic, M. Baldi, A. Kuzmanovic, and A. Nucci
    In IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Warsaw, Poland, August 2014 (Best Paper Award)
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | slides | review | press ]
    How one can utilize geotag beacons from your phone to understand your inerests.

  • A CDN-Based Domain Name System
    Z. Qin, C, Xiao, Q. Wang, Y. Jin, and A. Kuzmanovic
    In Computer Communications, Volume 45, pages 11-20, June 2014.
    [ .pdf ]
    The paper demonstrates how public DNS resolvers effectively corrupt the CDN model and what can be done about it.

  • Mosaic: Quantifying Privacy Leakage in Mobile Networks
    N. Xia, H. Song, Y. Liao, M. Iliofotou, A. Nucci, Z. Zhang, and A. Kuzmanovic
    In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2013, Hong Kong, China, August 2013.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | slides | review ]
    How to utilize OSN IDs and other identifiers to attribute significant amounts of traffic to individual users in mobile networks.

  • Searching for Spam: Detecting Fraudulent Accounts Via Websearch
    M. Flores and A. Kuzmanovic
    Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, Hong Kong, China, March 2013.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | slides | review ]
    A method for detecting fraudulent accounts on Twitter by measuring web presence via websearch.

  • Characterization of Vision-aided Indoor Localization and Landmark Routing
    A. Ballew, S. Srivastava, N. Valtchanov, C.-C. Lee, and A. Kuzmanovic
    In Proceedings of The Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS-2012), Palermo, Italy, July 2012.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | .ppt | review ]
    A characterization of indoor localization with vision-aid.

  • Understanding Crowds' Migration on the Web
    Y. Wang, K. Pal, and A. Kuzmanovic
    In IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Lyon, France, August 2011.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | .ppt | review ]
    A large-scale analysis on how users' interests collectively spread on the Web.

  • Towards Street-Level Client-Independent IP Geolocation
    Y. Wang, D. Burgener, M. Flores, A. Kuzmanovic, and C. Huang
    In Proceedings of USENIX NSDI 2011, Boston, MA, March 2011.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | .ppt | video | review | press ]
    The paper presents a method for geolocating IP addresses with extreme accuracy.

  • Drafting Behind Akamai: Inferring Network Conditions Based on CDN Redirections
    A.-J. Su, D. Choffnes, A. Kuzmanovic, and F. Bustamante
    In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, (17)6, December 2009.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | review/response ]
    An extended version of the SIGCOMM 2006 paper.

  • Googling the Internet: Profiling Internet Endpoints via the World Wide Web
    I. Trestian, S. Ranjan, A. Kuzmanovic, and A. Nucci
    In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear, August 2009.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | review/response ]
    An extended version of the SIGCOMM 2008 paper.

  • Unconstrained Endpoint Profiling (Googling the Internet)
    I. Trestian, S. Ranjan, A. Kuzmanovic, and A. Nucci
    In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2008, Seattle, WA, August 2008.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | .ppt | review ]
    How you can use Google to profile Internet endpoints.

  • Relative Network Positioning via CDN Redirections
    A.-J. Su, D. Choffnes, F. Bustamante, and A. Kuzmanovic
    In Proceedings of IEEE ICDCS 2008, Beijing, China, June 2008.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | .ppt | review ]
    How you can use CDNs' redirections for network positioning.

  • Drafting Behind Akamai (Travelocity-Based Detouring)
    A.-J. Su, D. Choffnes, A. Kuzmanovic, and F. Bustamante
    In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2006, Pisa, Italy, September 2006.
    [ .pdf | .pdf.gz | .ppt | review ]
    How overlay networks can reuse measurements collected by CDNs.
    Measurement data sets are available here; a BitTorrent plugin could be downloaded here.