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Alan Mislove

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science



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Researchers challenge federal law in attempt to prevent ‘Big Data’ discrimination

Northeastern’s Alan Mis­love and Christo Wilson have been researching whether the algo­rithms e-​​commerce and other web­sites use to ana­lyze user pro­file data, web-​​browsing choices, and other online infor­ma­tion may lead to dis­crim­i­na­tion. Now the ACLU has sued the gov­ern­ment on their and others’ behalf so they can con­tinue to do so without prosecution.


Study: some online shoppers pay more than others

A new study co-​​authored by a team of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty and stu­dents has found numerous instances of price steering and dis­crim­i­na­tion on many pop­ular e-​​commerce retail and travel web­sites. That’s not nec­es­sarily a bad thing, they say—so long as the com­pa­nies are transparent.


Northeastern launches nation’s first doctoral program in network science

The pio­neering degree pro­gram, which will begin this fall, will focus on an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary field that seeks to under­stand the under­lying com­plexity of var­ious systems.


Tweeting the elections

North­eastern researchers tracked the lan­guage of mil­lions of tweets to cap­ture the nation’s polit­ical mood before today’s elections

Virtual privacy

Facebook’s newest attempt to resolve the pri­vacy issues raised by users is get­ting mixed reviews. Assis­tant Pro­fessor of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence Alan Mis­love, whose research focuses on how people […]

Researcher finds “network privacy” an online oxymoron

Com­puter sci­ence pro­fessor says he only needs a mite of infor­ma­tion to fill in Face­book users’ per­sonal data—and he has cre­ated the algo­rithm to back it up

Selected Publications

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WebCloud: Recruiting social network users to assist in content distribution

(with Fangfei Zhou, Liang Zhang, Eric Franco, Richard Revis and Ravi Sundaram) Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA'12), Cambridge, MA, August 2012.


Tweetin' in the Rain: Exploring societal-scale effects of weather on mood

(with Aniko Hannak, Eric Anderson, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Sune Lehmann, and Mirek Riedewald) Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'12), Dublin, Ireland, June 2012.


Simplifying Friendlist Management

(with Yabing Liu, Bimal Viswanath, Mainack Mondal, and Krishna P. Gummadi) Proceedings of the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'12), Lyon, France, April 2012.

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