The overall goal of the CU CyberSafety Research Center, founded in the Department  of  Computer  Science at the University of Colorado Boulder,  is to  make  the  Internet safer for  its  users.  The theme of safety is an  important  emerging research topic on  the  Internet that manifests  itself  daily  as  users  navigate  the Web  and  networked applications.  For example, one of our cybersafety research projects focuses on the  issue  of  making  social  network  users  safer  from cyberbullying threats  and intimidation.  Another  of  our  cybersafety research  projects  seeks to make both mobile and online video chat safer from the  threat of flashers.  We  will  continue to pursue these and  other  exciting  research  projects  that  integrate  the  theme of CyberSafety.

We are now sharing the dataset related to your cyberbullying research on Instagram, Vine and Ask.fm. You can find more information here.

- We wish to acknowledge financial support for this research from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through grant CNS 1162614. 

Latest news!


Our Research Features in CU Engineering Magazine

posted Jan 14, 2017, 10:25 AM by cu cybersafety

Our research works have been featured in the CU Engineering magazine! More can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/cuengineering/2016/04/05/researchers-tackle-cyberbullying

CyberSafety 2017

posted Jan 14, 2017, 10:24 AM by cu cybersafety

We are organizing the Second International Workshop on Computational Methods for Cybersafety, co-located with WWW 2017 at Perth, Australia  More can be found by visiting the workshop website:  https://cybersafety2017.github.io/

SNAM 2016

posted Nov 28, 2016, 8:55 AM by cu cybersafety

Rahat Ibn Rafiq, Homa Hosseinmardi, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra, Qin Lv, "Analysis and detection of labeled cyberbullying instances in Vine, a video-based social network", accepted in the Journal of Social Network Analysis and Mining, Volume:6, Issue:1. 

CyberSafety 2016!

posted Jun 21, 2016, 10:33 PM by cu cybersafety   [ updated Jun 25, 2016, 2:06 PM ]

We are organizing a new workshop on Cybersafety research topics at the CIKM 2016 Conference, including cyberbullying.  We welcome paper submissions by the deadline of

Manuscript submission: July 25, 2016
Acceptance notification: August 22, 2016
Camera-ready submission: September 1, 2016
Workshop: October 28, 2016
 
More information is below and at http://cybersafety2016.github.io/

ASONAM 2016!

posted Jun 21, 2016, 10:21 PM by cu cybersafety   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 8:56 PM ]

Homa Hosseinmardi, Rahat Ibn Rafiq, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra, Qin Lv, "Prediction of Cyberbullying Incidents in a Media-based Social Network", accepted in International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016).

SocInfo2015!

posted Oct 13, 2015, 10:23 PM by cu cybersafety

Homa Hosseinmardi, Rahat Ibn Rafiq, Sabrina Arredondo Mattson, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra, Qin Lv, "Analyzing Factors Impacting Revining on the Vine Social Network", accepted in 7th international Conference of Social Informatic (SocInfo2015).

Homa Hosseinmardi, Sabrina Arredondo Mattson, Rahat Ibn Rafiq, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra, Qin Lv, "Analyzing Labeled Cyberbullying Incidents on the Instagram Social Network", accepted in 7th international Conference of Social Informatic (SocInfo2015).

Dataset available!

posted Sep 3, 2015, 11:51 PM by cu cybersafety   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 9:09 AM ]

We are ready to share our Ask.fm, Instagram and Vine  datasets!

ASONAM 2015

posted Jul 7, 2015, 4:23 PM by cu cybersafety

Rahat Ibn Rafiq, Homa Hosseinmardi, Richard Han, Qin Lv, Shivakant Mishra, Sabrina Arredondo Mattson, "Careful what you share in six seconds: Detecting cyberbullying instances in Vine", accepted in ASONAM 2015.

Detection of Cyberbullying Incidents on the Instagram Social Network!

posted Apr 4, 2015, 5:39 PM by cu cybersafety   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 10:46 PM ]

The technical report for our second paper is available in Arxiv: Detection of Cyberbullying Incidents on the Instagram Social Network.

MobiSys2015!

posted Apr 4, 2015, 5:36 PM by cu cybersafety   [ updated Jul 9, 2015, 1:20 PM ]

Our poster on cyberbullying was accepted at The 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems,
Applications, and Services (MobiSys2015), "Detection of Cyberbullying in a Mobile Social Network: Systems Issues".

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