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Degree Level Course

Privacy & Security in Online Social Media

by Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

Course ID: BSCCS3007

Course Credits: 4

Course Type: Elective

Pre-requisites: None

What you’ll learn

List various privacy and security concerns (spam, phishing, fraud nodes, identity theft) on online social networks
Describe different methodologies used for solving security and privacy problems on online social networks
Student will be able to collect data from OSM, analyze, and visualize the data within the context of Privacy & Security in Online Social Media
Design a project idea to attack one problem discussed in the course or any topic you identify in the online social networks (through Mini-Project)

Course structure & Assessments

For details of standard course structure and assessments, visit Academics page.

WEEK 1 Topics – Assessments Social network analysis 101 –
WEEK 2 Collecting data from social media – Collect data, analyze, and report
WEEK 3 Text analysis of social media data – Analyze data and report
WEEK 4 Cyber crime on social media – Analyze data and report
WEEK 5 Cyber crime on social media – Reading paper and report
WEEK 6 Fake news on social media – Analyze data and report
WEEK 7 Fake news on social media – Reading paper and report
WEEK 8 Privacy on social media – Analyze data and report
WEEK 9 Privacy on social media – Reading paper and report
WEEK 10 Ethics, bias on online social media – Reading paper and report
WEEK 11 Computational social science – Reasoning / Comprehension of ideas
WEEK 12 Computational social science on online social media – Reading paper and report
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About the Instructors

Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
Professor , Computer Science , IIIT Hyderabad

Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru ("PK") is a Professor of Computer Science at IIIT-Hyderabad. He is a Visiting Faculty at IIT Kanpur, an Adjunct faculty at IIIT Delhi, and Associated Researcher at Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI, IIT Madras. PK was inducted an ACM Distinguished Member in 2021. PK is an ACM India Council Member, and Chair of the Research Facilitation Committee of ACM India. PK is a TEDx and an ACM Distinguished & ACM India Eminent Speaker. PK received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His Ph.D. thesis work on anti-phishing research at CMU contributed in creating an award-winning startup - Wombat Security Technologies, wombatsecurity.com. Wombat was acquired in March 2018 for USD 225 Million. PK was listed in the World's 2% Scientists by Stanford University in Nov 2020. He has co-authored research papers in the field of Computational Social Science, Privacy and Security in Online Social Media, Cyber Security, Social Computing, Data Science for Social Good, amongst others. PK's research work regularly gets featured on news media, including print, online, and TV within India and across the world. PK started and successfully manages PreCog (precog.iiit.ac.in), a research group at IIIT-Hyderabad.

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