Davis Social Links

Department Of Computer Science

University Of California, Davis

Latest News

Congratulations Nov 23, 2010
Congratulations to Haifeng Zhao for passing his Qualifying Exam!
Keynote Speech Aug 6, 2010
Prof. Wu will give a keynote on "Relations-Oriented Social-Centric Future Internet Design" at the 2010, IEEE Conference on Granular Computing, Silicon Valley, USA, 14-16 Aug, 2010.
Paper Acceptance Jul 22, 2010
Congratulations to Juan Lang, Lerone Banks, Shaozhi Ye, Haifeng Zhao and Thomas Tran for paper acceptance at the Second International Conference on Social Informatics (For link to papers, please go to Publications page).
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DSL FAITH (Facebook Applications: Identifications Transformation & Hypervisor)

A system dubbed FAITH (Facebook Applications: Identification, Transformation & Hypervisor) to mitigate or eliminate these issues by enhancing the management of social data. First, FAITH allows users to adjust the visibility of their social informatics for each individual application depending on how much they trust the application. Users can configure FAITH to let non-trusted applications run with the least privileges (least amount of social informatics) to minimize potential privacy leaks. Second, FAITH logs the activities of applications to assist users in making more secure decisions. Users can closely monitor each activity performed by applications to adjust their privacy settings more securely. Third, FAITH allows users to transform their social graph such that different applications see different social graphs preventing the formation of friendship inflation caused by applications.

DSL FAITH (Facebook Applications: Identifications Transformation & Hypervisor)

SoLocation

Blurring the line between social informatics and geo-location.

SoLocation

SoEmail (Social Email)

Currently, email provides too little control to the recipient. Our approach, dubbed SoEmail, provides social context to messages using an OSN's underlying social graph. This not only gives the recipient control over who can message her, but it also provides her with an understanding of where the message originated from, socially. Furthermore, users who do not wish to use the built-in social aspect of SoEmail, can send and receive emails without any changes to their behavior. The modifications we made to the email application to provide this social context are not invasive and can be easily ignored by any existing email client. We built SoEmail on top of an existing framework, known as Davis Social Links, which allows SoEmail to be completely agnostic about the underlying OSN. We created a web-based, standards-based web client for SoEmail using Facebook and Gmail as the underlying systems which has been released for public use and has had a good adoption rate.

SoEmail (Social Email)