Lujun (Tony) Fang, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, won the Best Student Paper Award at the 19th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), with advisor and co-author Asst. Prof. Kristen LeFevre. The WWW conference took place April 26–30 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The paper, entitled "Privacy Wizards for Social Networking Sites," proposes a template for the design of a social networking privacy wizard, which would use a machine learning model to recommend highly-accurate privacy settings to users of social networking sites (e.g., Facebook) through the use of data mining techniques and a small quantity of user input.
Mr. Fang is a second year Ph.D. student whose research focuses on data systems, applications, particularly data security. He works with Professor Kristen LeFevre in the Database Research Group at the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the EECS Department.