My most recent research at LSIR focused on:
- social computing and data mining of on-line social networks
- engineering systems that support the large scale and real-time aspects of the OSNs
- Social Media information overload prevention
In the work done at HP Labs, we have demonstrated that Twitter user's influence is separate from the user's popularity.
In earlier work, we've built models of URL diffusion on Twitter that are able to accurately predict which users will mention which URLs. We are currently working on applying the diffusion and influence models to personalized ranking of Social Media content.
Together with my EPFL and Docomo collaborators, we've devised a general feedback technique that improves the delay- and fault-tolerance
of peer-to-peer overlay routing and provides scalabale routing security in mobile ad-hoc networks.
I've also worked on using the social networks as an efficient content distribution medium for increasing the robustness of BitTorrent to freerindg.
Following my interest of making distributed system evaluation more systematic and repeatable,
I've built the ProtoPeer toolkit that allows the system evaluator
to switch between the simulation and live deployment without changing any of the P2P application code.
ProtoPeer has recently become a community-driven effort.
I've also worked on new overlay construction and maintenance protocols and
on probabilisitc data replication in distributed hash tables.
Before joining LSIR I spent two years in a Japanese startup exploring
new ways of building search engines and recommender systems, visualizing large text corpora and creating social data mining algorithms for the blogosphere.
Peer to Peer overlay networks: Structure, Routing and Maintenance
W. Galuba, S. Girdzijauskas,
in Springer's Encyclopedia of Database Systems
Fuzzynet: Ringless Routing in a Ring-like Structured Overlay
S. Girdzijauskas, W. Galuba, V. Darlagiannis, A. Datta, K. Aberer, to appear in Springer's Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications
Conferences & workshops
Influence and Passivity in Social Media
D. M. Romero, W. Galuba, S. Asur, B. A. Huberman (in submission)
In the press:
MIT Tech Review,
Outtweeting the Twitterers - Predicting Information Cascades in Microblogs
W. Galuba, D. Chakraborty, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, WOSN'10
Castor: Scalable Secure Routing for Ad-hoc Networks
W. Galuba, P. Papadimitratos, M. Poturalski, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, INFOCOM'10
Leveraging Social Networks for Increased BitTorrent Robustness
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, CCNC'10, Best Paper Award
Self-organized fault-tolerant routing in peer-to-peer overlays
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, SASO'09
ProtoPeer: A P2P Toolkit Bridging the Gap Between Simulation and Live Deployment
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, SIMUTools'09
Authentication-free Fault-tolerant Peer-to-peer Service Provisioning
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, DBISP2P'07
Generic Emergent Overlays in Arbitrary Peer Identifier Spaces
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, IWSOS'07, Best Paper Award
The Complex Facets of Reputation and Trust (Invited paper)
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, FuzzyDays'06
Friend-to-Friend Computing: Building the Social Web at the Internet Edges
W. Galuba, LSIR-REPORT-2009-003
More on Castor: the Scalable Secure Routing Protocol for Ad-hoc Networks
W. Galuba, LSIR-REPORT-2009-002
Bandwidth-efficient delay- and loss-tolerant overlay routing
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, ICNP 2008
ProtoPeer: from Simulation to Live Deployment in One Step
W. Galuba, K. Aberer, Z. Despotovic, W. Kellerer, P2P 2008