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  1. Enzo Marquet, Peggy Valcke, PIMCity Whitepaper, PIMCity, 2022-08-31
  2. Nikhil Jha, Martino Trevisan, Luca Vassio, Marco Mellia, The Internet with Privacy Policies: Measuring The Web Upon Consent, ACM Transactions on the Web, 2022-08-22
  3. Amir Mehrjoo; Rubén Cuevas; Ángel Cuevas, A new methodology to measure faultlines at scale leveraging digital traces, EPJ Data Science, 2022-07-07
  4. Kleomenis Katevas, Diego Perino, Nicolas Kourtellis, FLaaS: Enabling Practical Federated Learning on Mobile Environments, Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, 2022-06-27
  5. N. Jha, M. Trevisan, L. Vassio, M. Mellia, S. Traverso, A. Garcia-Recuero, N. Laoutaris, A. Mehrjoo, S. A. Azcoitia, R. C. Rumin, K. Katevas, P. Papadopoulos, N. Kourtellis, R. Gonzalez, X. Olivares, G. -M. Kalatzantonakis-Jullien, A PIMS Development Kit for New Personal Data Platforms, IEEE Internet Computing, 2022-06-02
  6. Patricia Callejo; Marco Gramaglia; Ruben Cuevas; Angel Cuevas, A deep dive into the accuracy of IP Geolocation Databases and its impact on online advertising, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2022-06-01
  7. Emmanouil Papadogiannakis, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Evangelos P. Markatos, Nicolas Kourtellis, Leveraging Google’s Publisher-Specific IDs to Detect Website Administration, Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2022 (WWW), 2022-04-25
  8. Vito Gambina, Marco Mellia, Martino Trevisan, Luca Vassio, Methodologies to derive subjective risk for web tracking, Master Thesis, 2022-04-01
  9. George Pantelakis, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Nicolas Kourtellis, Evangelos P. Markatos, Measuring the (Over)use of Service Workers for In-Page Push Advertising Purposes, International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement (PAM), 2022-03-22
  10. Kourtellis, N., Katevas, K., Perino, D., FLaaS - practical federated learning as a service for mobile applications, HotMobile '22: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, 2022-03-09
  11. Roberto Gonzalez; Claudio Soriente; Juan Miguel Carrascosa; Alberto Garcia-Duran; Costas Iordanou; Mathias Niepert, User profiling by network observers, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, 2021-12-03
  12. Michalis Pachilakis, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Laoutaris, Evangelos P. Markatos, Nicolas Kourtellis, YourAdvalue: Measuring Advertising Price Dynamics without Bankrupting User Privacy, Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (SigMetrics), 2021-12-01
  13. José González-Cabañas, Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Juan López-Fernández, David García, Unique on Facebook: formulation and evidence of (nano)targeting individual users with non-PII data, ACM Internet Measurement Conference, 2021-11-02
  14. Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Klaus Desmet, Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín, The Gender Gap in Preferences: Evidence from 45,397 Facebook Interests, National Bureau of Economics Research Working Papers, 2021-11-01
  15. Nikhil Jha, Martino Trevisan, Luca Vassio, Marco Mellia, The Internet with Privacy Policies: Measuring The Web Upon Consent, Arxiv, 2021-09-01
  16. Andra Lutu, Diego Perino, Marcelo Bagnulo, Fabián E. Bustamante, Insights from Operating an IP Exchange Provider, SIGCOMM ’21, August 23–27, 2021, Virtual Event, 2021-08-09
  17. José González-Cabañas, Patricia Callejo, Pelayo Vallina, Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Antonio Fernández Anta, How resilient is the open web to the COVID-19 pandemic?, Telematics and Informatics, 2021-08-03
  18. Jesús Romero, Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Optimizing the Frequency Capping: A Robust and Reliable Methodology to Define the Number of Ads to Maximize ROAS, Applied Sciences, 2021-07-21
  19. José González-Cabañas, Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Martin Maier, Digital Contact Tracing: Large-Scale Geolocation Data as an Alternative to Bluetooth-Based Apps Failure, Electronics, 2021-07-09
  20. José González Cabañas, Ángel Cuevas, Aritz Arrate, Rubén Cuevas, Does Facebook use sensitive data for advertising purposes?, Communications of the ACM, 2021-07-09
  21. Antonio Pastor, Rubén Cuevas, Ángel Cuevas & Arturo Azocrra, Establishing Trust in Online Advertising With Signed Transactions, IEEE Acces (vol.9), 2021-07-09
  22. Fan Mo, Hamed Haddadi, Kleomenis Katevas, Eduard Marin, Diego Perino, Nicolas Kourtellis, PPFL: Privacy-preserving Federated Learning with Trusted Execution Environments, MobiSys '21: 19th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2021-06-28
  23. Agarwal Vibhor; Vekaria Yash; Agarwal Pushkal; Mahapatra Sangeeta; Set Shounak; Muthiah Sakthi Balan; Sastry Nishanth; Kourtellis Nicolas, Under the Spotlight: Web Tracking in Indian Partisan News Websites, Vol. 15 (2021): Proceedings of the Fifteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2021-06-18
  24. Emmanouil Papadogiannakis , Panagiotis Papadopoulos , Nicolas Kourtellis , Evangelos P. Markatos, User Tracking in the Post-cookie Era: How Websites Bypass GDPR Consent to Track Users, WWW’2021, 2021-04-19
  25. Manolis Chalkiadakis, Alexandros Kornilakis, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Evangelos P. Markatos, Nicolas Kourtellis, The Rise and Fall of Fake News sites: A Traffic Analysis, Cornell University, 2021-04-16
  26. Yash Vekaria, Vibhor Agarwal, Pushkal Agarwal, Sangeeta Mahapatra, Sakthi Balan Muthiah, Nishanth Sastry, Nicolas Kourtellis, Differential Tracking Across Topical Webpages of Indian News Media, Cornell University, 2021-03-07
  27. Thomas Favale, Martino Trevisan, Idilio Drago, Marco Mellia, α-MON: Anonymized Passive Traffic Monitoring, 2020 32nd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 32), 2021-02-22
  28. Thomas Favale, Martino Trevisan, Idilio Drago and Marco Mellia, α-MON: Traffic Anonymizer for Passive Monitoring, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2021-02-09
  29. Azadeh Faroughi, Andrea Morichetta, Luca Vassio, Flavio Figueiredo, Marco Mellia, Reza Javidan, Towards website domain name classification using graph based semi-supervised learning, Computer Networks, 2021-01-28
  30. Giovanni Camarda, Marco Mellia, Martino Trevisan, Nikhil Jha, Design and Implementation of a privacy-preserving framework for Machine Learning, Master Thesis, 2021-01-01
  31. Nikhil Jha, Thomas Favale, Luca Vassio, Martino Trevisan, Marco Mellia, z-anonymity: Zero-Delay Anonymization for Data Streams, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2020-12-11
  32. Nicolas Kourtellis, Kleomenis Katevas and Diego Perino, FLaaS: Federated Learning as a Service, DistributedML'20: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Distributed Machine Learning, 2020-12-01
  33. Marzia Maffei, Machine Learning for automatic assessment of the risk related to web tracking, Master Thesis, 2020-11-11
  34. Federico Torta, Personal Data Safe: a flexible storage system for personal data, Master Theses, 2020-11-11
  35. Benjamin Zi Hao Zhao, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Nicolas Kourtellis, Not one but many Tradeoffs: Privacy Vs. Utility in Differentially Private Machine Learning, CCSW'20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Cloud Computing Security Workshop, 2020-11-09
  36. Jesús Romero Leguina, Ángel Cuevas Rumín, Rubén Cuevas Rumín, Digital Marketing Attribution: Understanding the User Path, Electronics, 2020-11-02
  37. Srdjan Matic, Costas Iordanou, Georgios Smaragdakis, Laoutaris Nikolaos, Identifying Sensitive URLs at Web-Scale, The 20th ACM Internet Measurement Conference, 2020-10-28
  38. Srdjan Matic (Technische Universität Berlin); Costas Iordanou (Cyprus University of Technology); Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Berlin);, Over 150 million websites among a billion tested include sensitive (and tracked) content, ACM IMC’20 - ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2020, 2020-10-14
  39. Valentino Rizzo, Stefano Traverso, Marco Mellia, Unveiling Web Fingerprinting in the Wild Via Code Mining and Machine Learning, Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2020-09-14
  40. Desmet Klaus; Awad Edmond; Cuevas Ángel; Rahwan Iyad; Obradovich Nick; Martín Ignacio; Özak Ömer; Cuevas Rubén; Ortuño-Ortín Ignacio; Cebrián Manuel, Expanding the Measurement of Culture with a Sample of Two Billion Humans, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2020-09-09
  41. Aritz Arrate, José González-Cabañas, Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Malvertising in Facebook: Analysis, Quantification and Solution, Electronics, 2020-08-18
  42. Trevisan Martino, Soro Francesca, Mellia Marco, Drago Idilio, Morla Ricardo, Does domain name encryption increase users' privacy?, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 2020-07-01
  43. Patricia Callejo, Ángel Cuevas, Rubén Cuevas, Mercedes Esteban-Bravo & Jose M. Vidal-Sanz, Tracking Fraudulent and Low-Quality Display Impressions, Journal of Advertising, 2020-05-21
  44. Pushkal Agarwal, Sagar Joglekar, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Nishanth Sastry,and Nicolas Kourtellis, Stop tracking me Bro! Differential Tracking of User Demographics on Hyper-Partisan Websites, IW3C2 - International World Wide Web Conference Committe, 2020-04-01
  45. Luca Vassio, Michele Garetto, Carla Chiasserini, Emilio Leonardi, User Interaction with Online Advertisements: Temporal Modeling and Optimization of Ads Placement, Association for Computing Machinery, 2020-03-02
  46. Nikolaos Laoutaris, Why Online Services Should Pay You for Your Data? The Arguments for a Human-Centric Data Economy, IEEE Internet Computing, 2019-10-01
  47. Konstantinos Solomos; Panagiotis Ilia; Sotiris Ioannidis; Nicolas Kourtellis, Clash of the Trackers: Measuring the Evolution of the Online Tracking Ecosystem, TMA CONFERENCE 2020, 2019-07-30