ITTC Project

SBE TWC: Small: Collaborative

Project Award Date: 10-01-2014


With the increasing participation in online social networks, it becomes critical to preserve users privacy, without preventing them from socialization and information sharing. Unfortunately, existing approaches fall short meeting such requirements. In general, security and privacy problems in social network can be viewed from two perspectives: human-oriented vs. technology-centered.
However, these two camps are still largely isolated in the literature, and their findings are not integrated with each other. Often, findings in human-oriented camp have little concern on computational or implementation-related aspect while those in technology-centered camp use over-simplified privacy model due to lack of understanding of user needs and privacy policy. Toward this dichotomy between two perspectives on user privacy in social networks, we propose to articulate a unifying framework that bridges the gap. The solutions will protect
user privacy in a way that reconciles users desire for freely sharing sensitive information in social networks.


Faculty Investigator(s): Bo Luo (PI), Jun Huan

Student Investigator(s): Hao Xue, Qiaozhi Wang, Muhammad Adnan, Sohaib Kiani, Sana Awan

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

ITTC Calendar
There are no upcoming events at this time.