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Contact

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Email: e.decristofaro (at) ucl (dot) ac (dot) uk
Phone: +44 20 7679 0349 (email before calling)
GPG: 4099EA23ADE1F8BD
Signal: upon request
Twitter: @emilianoucl
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Emiliano De Cristofaro

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Associate Professor in Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Head of the Information Security Research Group
Department of Computer Science, University College London
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
6.21A Malet Place Engineering Building (map)

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iDrama Publications

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  • Alexandros Mittos, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, and Emiliano De Cristofaro
    "And We Will Fight For Our Race!"" A Measurement Study of Genetic Testing Conversations on Reddit and 4chan
    14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2020)
    [Pre-Print]
  • Despoina Chatzakou, Ilias Leontiadis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali, and Nicolas Kourtellis
    Detecting Cyberbullying and Cyberaggression in Social Media
    To appear in ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)
  • Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, and Jeremy Blackburn
    Disinformation Warfare: Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls on Twitter and Their Influence on the Web
    4th Workshop on Computational Methods in CyberSafety, Online Harassment and Misinformation (CyberSafety 2019)
    [Pre-Print]
  • Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, and Guillermo Suarez-Tangil
    On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities
    18th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2018)
    Distinguished Paper Award
    [PDF] [Source Code]
    Media Coverage: Quartz, Business Insider, MIT Technology Review, Vice, InfoWars, Dailydot, Indy100, Thinkprogress, Iflscience, Hornet
  • Juan Echeverria, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Gianluca Stringhini, Shi Zhou
    LOBO – Evaluation of Generalization Deficiencies in Twitter Bot Classifiers
    [PDF]
    To appear in 2018 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2018)
  • Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, and Jeremy Blackburn
    Disinformation Warfare: Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls on Twitter and Their Influence on the Web
    [PDF]
    Media Coverage: The Register, The Conversation, Formiche (in Italian)
  • Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini
    Understanding Web Archiving Services and Their (Mis)Use on Social Media
    12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018)
    [Full Version]
  • Savvas Zannettou, Barry Bradlyn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Haewoon Kwak, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
    What is Gab? A Bastion of Free Speech or an Alt-Right Echo Chamber?
    3rd WWW Workshop on Computational Methods for CyberSafety (CyberSafety 2018)
    [PDF]
  • Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Emiliano De Cristofaro, N. Kourtellis, I. Leontiadis, M. Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
    The Web Centipede: Understanding How Web Communities Influence Each Other Through the Lens of Mainstream and Alternative News Sources
    17th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2017)
    Media Coverage: Nature, The Atlantic, La Repubblica (in Italian), Ansa (in Italian), Sky News, Hacker News, BoingBoing, Phys.org, Naked Security
    [PDF] [Blog]
  • Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Shehroze Farooqi, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, M. Zubair Shafiq
    Measuring, Characterizing, and Detecting Facebook Like Farms
    ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (ACM TOPS 2017)
  • Gabriel Hine, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
    Kek, Cucks, and God Emperor Trump: A Measurement Study of 4chan's Politically Incorrect Forum and Its Effects on the Web
    11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017)
    Best Paper Runner-Up (awarded to 3 of 50 papers)
    Media Coverage: Nature, Motherboard, The Independent, The Conversation, MIT Technology Review, Vice, La Stampa (in Italian), La Repubblica (in Italian), BoingBoing, Pacific Standard
    [Full Version] [Blog]
  • Despoina Chatzakou, Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali
    Mean Birds: Detecting Aggression and Bullying on Twitter
    9th International ACM Web Science Conference (ACM WebSci 2017), also appeared as a poster at WWW 2017
    [Preliminary Version]
  • Despoina Chatzakou, Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali
    Hate is not binary: Studying abusive behavior of #GamerGate on Twitter
    28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM HyperText 2017)
    [PDF]
  • Shehroze Farooqi, Muhammad Ikram, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, M. Zubair Shafiq, Fareed Zaffar
    Characterizing Key Stakeholders in an Online Black-Hat Marketplace
    12th IEEE/APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime 2017)
    [PDF]
  • Despoina Chatzakou, Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali
    Measuring #GamerGate: A Tale of Hate, Sexism, and Bullying
    2nd WWW Workshop on Computational Methods for CyberSafety (CyberSafety 2017)
    [PDF]
  • Rishab Nithyanand, Sheharbano Khattak, Mobin Javed, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Marjan Falahrastegar, Julia E. Powles, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Hamed Haddadi, Steven J. Murdoch
    Ad-Blocking and Counter Blocking: A Slice of the Arms Races
    6th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI 2016)
    [PDF]
  • Abdelberi Chaabane, Terence Chen, Mathieu Cunche, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Dali Kaafar
    Censorship in the Wild: Analyzing Web Filtering in Syria
    14th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2014)
    Best Paper Runner-Up (awarded to 3 of 43 papers)
    Media Coverage: The Register, MIT Tech Review, Boing Boing, ACM Tech News, Physics Central, Motherboard, The Conversation
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, M. Zubair Shafiq
    Paying for Likes? Understanding Facebook Like Fraud Using Honeypots
    14th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2014)
    Media Coverage: MIT Tech Review, Pacific Standard, The Telegraph, ACM Tech News, Yahoo Finance, Zero Hedge, Media Post, The New Republic
    [PDF]