BGU Social Networks Security Research Group

 

Our Publications

 
  Books:
  1. "Security and Privacy in Social Networks," Yaniv Altshuler, Yuval Elovici, Armin B. Cremers, Nadav Aharony, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland (Eds.),2012, 2012, XVII, 275 p. 47 illus., 26 in color. [Link][BibTex]
  2.  
     Journal Articles:
  3. Aviad Elishar, Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, and Yuval Elovici, "Guided Socialbots: Infiltrating the Social Networks of Specific Organizations' Employees," AI Communications, In Press, 2014. [Preprint] [BibTex]
  4. Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, Aviad Elishar, and Yuval Elovici, "Friend or Foe? Fake Profile Identification in Online Social Networks," Springer Journal of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), 2014, In Press. [Preprint] [BibTex]
    Media Coverage: [The Connectivist]
  5. Michael Fire, Roy Goldschmidt, and Yuval Elovici, "Online Social Networks Threats and Solutions," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2014, In Press [Link] [BibTex]
  6. Rami Puzis, Polina Zilberman, Yuval Elovici, Shlomi Dolev and Ulrik Brandes, "Topology Manipulations for Speeding Betweenness Centrality Computation", Journal of Complex Networks, doi: 10.1093/comnet/cnu015, Oxford Journals, 2014 [Link] [BibTex]
  7. Michael Fire, Lena Tenenboim, Rami Puzis, Ofrit Lesser, Lior Rokach, and Yuval Elovici, "Computationally Efficient Link Prediction in a Variety of Social Networks," ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Volume 5, Article 10, 2013 [Link] [BibTex] [Dataset 1][Dataset 2][Dataset 3]
  8. Rami Puzis, Manish Purohit, V.S. Subrahmanian, "Betweenness Computation in the Simple Graph Representation of Hypergraphs,"" Social Networks, 35 (4), 561-572, 2013 [Link] [BibTex]
  9. Yuval Elovici, Michael Fire, Amir Herzberg, and Haya Schulman, "Ethical Considerations when Employing Fake Identities in Online Social Networks for Research," Springer Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics, 2013 [Link][Draft Version][BibTex]
  10. Yaniv Altshuler, Michael Fire, Erez Shmueli, Yuval Elovici, Alfred Bruckstein, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, and David Lazer, "The Social Amplifier – Reaction of Human Communities to Emergencies," Journal of Statistical Physics, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp 399-418, 2013 . [Link][BibTex]
    Media Coverage: [Academia.edu Blog] [The Jerusalem Post][IEE Spectrum]
  11. Michael Fire, Gilad Katz, and Yuval Elovici, "Strangers Intrusion Detection - Detecting Spammers and Fake Profiles in Social Networks Based on Topology Anomalies," ASE Human Jornual, Vol 1., 26-39,2012. [Link] [BibTex]
  12. Yaniv Altshuler, Nadav Aharony, Alex Pentland, Yuval Elovici, and Manuel Cebrián, "Stealing Reality: When Criminals Become Data Scientists (or Vice Versa)," IEEE Intelligent Systems 26(6): 22-30, 2011 [Link] [BibTex]
  13. Shlomi Dolev, Yuval Elovici, Rami Puzis, and Polina Zilberman, "Incremental deployment of network monitors based on Group Betweenness Centrality," Information Processing Letters, 109 (20): 1172-1176, (2009) [Link] [BibTex]
  14. Rami Puzis, Yuval Elovici, Shlomi Dolev, "Finding the most prominent group in complex networks," AI Communications, 20 (4): 287-296, (2007) [Link] [BibTex]
  15. Rami Puzis, Yuval Elovici, and Shlomi Dolev, "Fast algorithm for successive computation of group betweenness centrality," Physical Review E, 76 (5): 056709, (2007) [Link] [BibTex] [Code]
  16.  
    Book Chapters:
  17. Michael Fire, Rami Puzis, and Yuval Elovici, "Link Prediction in Highly Fractional Data Sets," Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism, pp 283-300, Springer,2012. [Link] [BibTex] [Dataset 1][Dataset 2]
  18. Michael Fire, Gilad Katz, Lior Rokach, and Yuval Elovici, "Links Reconstruction Attack: Using Link Prediction Algorithms to Compromise Social Networks Privacy," Security and Privacy in Social Networks, pp 181-196, Springer, 2012. [Link] [BibTex] [Dataset]
  19. Lina Yaakobovich, Rami Puzis, and Yuval Elovicy, Incentives in Collaborative Applications, in Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis & Mining (ESNAM), Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne (Eds.), Springer, (2014) [Link]
  20.  
    Refereed Conference Proceedings:
  21. Dima Kagan, Michael Fire, Aviad Elyashar, and Yuval Elovici, "Facebook Applications Installation and Removal: Temporal Analysis," The Third International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS), Lisbon Portugal, 2013 [Link] [BibTex]
  22. Roni Stern, Liron Smama, Rami Puzis, Tal Beja, Zahy Bnaya, and Ariel Felner, "TONIC: Target Oriented Network Intelligence Collection for the Social Web", In AAAI-13, Bellevue, Washington, USA, and in BISFAI 2013 (2013) [Link] [BibTex]
  23. Zahy Bnaya, Rami Puzis, Roni Stern, and Ariel Felner, "Volatile Multi-Armed Bandits for Guaranteed Targeted Social Crawling", In AAAI-13, Bellevue, Washington, USA, (2013) [Link] [BibTex]
  24. Zahy Bnaya, Rami Puzis, Roni Stern, Ariel Felner, "Bandit Algorithms for Social Network Queries,"" ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Washington D.C., USA, 2013 [Link] [BibTex]
  25. Olga Peled, Michael Fire, Lior Rokach, and Yuval Elovici "Entity Matching in Online Social Networks," ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Washington D.C., USA, 2013 [Link] [BibTex]
  26. Yaniv Altshuler, Michael Fire, Erez Shmueli, Yuval Elovici, Alfred Bruckstein, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, and David Lazer, "The Social Amplifier – Reaction of Human Communities to Emergencies," The third conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (NetMob 2013), MIT, Cambridge, USA, 2013 [Link] [BibTex]
  27. Yaniv Altshuler, Michael Fire, Erez Shmueli, Yuval Elovici, Alfred Bruckstein, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, and David Lazer, "Detecting Anomalous Behaviors Using Structural Properties of Social Networks," The 2013 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP 2013) [Link] [BibTex]
  28. Yaniv Altshuler, Michael Fire, Nadav Aharony, Zeev Volkovich, Yuval Elovici, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland, "Trade-offs in Social and Behavioral Modeling in Mobile Networks," The 2013 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP 2013) [Link] [BibTex]
  29. Rami Puzis, Yuri Bakulin, Yuval Elovici, Chanan Glezer, "Targeted marketing in social networks," In Proc. 6th Israeli IE&M Research Conference, Ma'ale-Hahamisha, March 17-18, 2013
  30. Aviad Elishar,Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, and Yuval Elovici, "Organizational Intrusion: Organization Mining using Socialbots," ASE International Conference on Cyber Security, Washington D.C., 2012 [Link] [BibTex]
  31. Michael Fire, Gilad Katz, Yuval Elovici, Bracha Shapira, and Lior Rokach, "Predicting Student Exam's Scores by Analyzing Social Network Data," Active Media Technology (AMT), Macau, China, 2012. [Link] [Dataset] [BibTex]
    Media Coverage:  [Academia.edu Blog] [Data Science Weekly] [CTV News] [NoCamels] [Science Daily] [Phys.Org]
  32. Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, Rami Puzis, Lior Rokach, and Yuval Elovici, "Data Mining Opportunities in Geosocial Networks for Improving Road Safety," IEEE 27-th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Eilat, Israel, 2012. [Link] [BibTex]
    Media Coverage: [IBN] [The Times of Israel] [The Jerusalem Post] [Gigaom]
  33. Rami Puzis, Polina Zilberman, Yuval Elovici, Shlomi Dolev, Ulrik Brandes,‎‏ ‏‎" Heuristics for ‎‎Speeding up Betweenness Centrality Computation", ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (Sept. 2012) [Link] [BibTex]
  34. Yehonatan Bitton, Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, Bracha Shapira, Lior Rokach, and Judit Bar-Ilan, "Social Network Based Search for Experts," The Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR), IBM Research, Cambridge, MA., 2012. [Link] [BibTex]
  35. Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, Aviad Elishar, and Yuval Elovici, "Social Privacy Protector - Protecting Users’ Privacy in Social Networks," The Second International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS), Venice, Italy, 2012 [Link] [BibTex][Video]
    Media Coverage: [Facerooks] [NBC News] [NDTV] [Tech2]
  36. Yaniv Altshuler, Michael Fire, Nadav Aharony, Yuval Elovici, and Alex ("Sandy") Pentland, "How Many Makes a Crowd? On the Correlation between Groups' Size and the Accuracy of Modeling," Social Computing Behavioral Modeling and Prediction(SBP), 2012, University of Maryland [Link] [BibTex]
  37. Michael Fire, Lena Tenenboim, Ofrit Lesser, Rami Puzis, Lior Rokach, and Yuval Elovici, "Link Prediction in Social Networks using Computationally Efficient Topological Features," IEEE Third International Conference on on Social Computing (SocialCom), pp. 73-80, 2011. [Link] [BibTex] [Dataset 1][Dataset 2]
  38. Meytal Tubi, Rami Puzis, Yuval Elovici, "Deployment of DNIDS in Social Networks", IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 59-65, (2007) [Link] [BibTex]
  39. Rami Puzis, Yuri Bakulin, Yuval Elovici, Chanan Glezer, "Targeted marketing in social networks" In Proc. 6th Israeli IE&M Research Conference, Ma'ale-Hahamisha, March 17-18, 2013
  40. Elina Yaakobovich, Rami Puzis, Lookie - A Case Study of a Location Based Collaborative Application, COLLA 2014 (best paper award) [Link] [Award]
  41. Liron Samama, Rami Puzis, Roni Stern and Ariel Felner, Extended Framework for Target Oriented Network Intelligence Collection, SoCS 2014 [Link]
  42.  
    Refereed Workshop Papers:
  43. Aviad Elishar, Michael Fire, Dima Kagan, and Yuval Elovici, "Homing Socialbots: Intrusion on a Specific Organization's Employee Using Socialbots," International, Workshop on Social Network Analysis in Applications (SNAA), Niagara Falls, Canada, 2013. [Link] [BibTex]
  44. Yaniv Altshuler, Alex Pentland, Alfred Bruckstein, Michael Fire, Yuval Elovici, and David Lazer, "Real World Anomalous Events Detection Based on Social Signals in Mobile Networks Traffic," The International School and Conference on Complex Networks(NetSci), 2012, Northwestern University in Evanston, Ilinois.
  45. Yaniv Altshuler, Nadav Aharony, Michael Fire, Yuval Elovici, and Alex ("Sandy") Pentland, "Incremental Learning with Accuracy Prediction of Social and Individual Properties from Mobile-Phone Data," First International Workshop on Wide Spectrum Social Signal Processing (WS³P), 2012 [Link] [BibTex]
  46.  
    Technical Reports:
  47. Michael Fire, Rami Puzis, and Yuval Elovici, "Organization Mining using Online Social Networks," Springer Networks and Spatial Economics 2015 , In press [Preprint][Dataset] [BibTex]
    Media Coverage: [NY Times] [MIT Technology Review]
  48. Peled, Olga, Michael Fire, Lior Rokach, and Yuval Elovici. "Matching Entities Across Online Social Networks." arXiv preprint arXiv:1410.6717 (2014). [Link]