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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Gareth Tyson

Gareth

Senior Lecturer

Email: g.tyson@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 404
Website: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~tysong
Office Hours: Monday 14:00-16:00

Research

Research Interests:

I am a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. I am Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Data Science (IADS), I co-lead the Social Data Science Lab (SDS), and am Deputy Director of the DAME PhD programme. My research is in the broad area of Internet Data Science, below I list recent selected publications. More information can be found on my homepage


Recent Selected Publications
  • Yuheng Huang, Haoyu Wang, Lei Wu, Gareth Tyson, Xiapu Luo, Run Zhang, Xuanzhe Liu, Gang Huang and Xuxian Jiang. Understanding (Mis)Behavior on the EOSIO Blockchain. In ACM SIGMETRICS, Boston, MA (2020). (Acceptance Rate: 15%)
  • Pushkal Agarwal, Kiran Garimella, Sagar Joglekar, Nishanth Sastry and Gareth Tyson. Characterizing User Content on a Multi-lingual Social Network. In 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Atlanta, GA (2020). (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • Yangyu Hu, Haoyu Wang, Ren He, Li Li, Gareth Tyson, Ignacio Castro, Yao Guo, Lei Wu and Guoai Xu. Mobile App Squatting. In 29th Web Conference (WWW), Taipei, Taiwan (2020). (Acceptance Rate: 19%) [Best Student Paper Award]
  • Jinyang Li, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson and Gaogang Xie. Your Privilege Gives Your Privacy Away: An Analysis of a Home Security Camera Service. In 39th IEEE Joint Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Beijing, China (2020). (Acceptance Rate: 19%)
  • Aravindh Raman, Sagar Joglekar, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nishanth Sastry and Gareth Tyson. Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case. In 19th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2019). (Acceptance Rate: 19%)
  • Zafar Gilani, Reza Farahbakhsh, Gareth Tyson and Jon Crowcroft. A Large Scale Behavioural Analysis of Bots and Humans on Twitter. In ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB) (2019). (Impact Factor: 1.526)
  • Timm Boettger, Felix Cuadrado, Gianni Antichi, Eder Fernandes, Gareth Tyson, Ignacio Castro, Steve Uhlig. An Empirical Study of the Cost of DNS-over-HTTPs. In 19th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2019). (Acceptance Rate: 19%)
  • Damilola Ibosiola, Ignacio Castro, Gianluca Stringhini, Steve Uhlig and Gareth Tyson. Who Watches the Watchmen: Exploring Complaints on the Web. In 28th Web Conference (WWW), San Francisco (2019). (Acceptance Rate: 18%)
  • Damilola Ibosiola, Benjamin Steer, Alvaro Garcia-Recuero, Gianluca Stringhini, Steve Uhlig and Gareth Tyson. Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Exploring Illegal Streaming Cyberlockers. In 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Stanford, CA (2018). (Acceptance Rate: 16%)
  • Aravindh Raman, Gareth Tyson and Nishanth Sastry. Facebook (A)Live? Are live social broadcasts really broadcasts? In 27th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Lyon, France (2018). (Acceptance Rate: 15%) [Best Paper in Track]
  • Agustin Formoso, Josiah Chavula, Amreesh Phokeer, Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Gareth Tyson. Deep Diving into Africa's Inter-Country Latencies. In 37th IEEE Joint Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Honolulu, HI (2018). (Acceptance Rate: 19%) [Best Presentation Award]
  • Roderick Fanou, Gareth Tyson, Eder Leao Fernandes, Pierre Francois and Arjuna Sathiaseelan. Exploring the Deployment and Utilisation of Web Infrastructure in Africa. In ACM Transactions on the Web (2018). (Impact Factor: 1.526)
  • Liang Wang, Gareth Tyson, Jussi Kangasharju and Jon Crowcroft. Milking the Cache Cow with Fairness in Mind. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) (2017). (Impact Factor: 3.376)
  • Gareth Tyson, Shan Huang, Felix Cuadrado, Ignacio Castro, Claudiu Perta, Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Steve Uhlig. Exploring HTTP Header Manipulation in the Wild. In 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Perth, Australia (2017). (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • Liang Wang, Gareth Tyson, Jussi Kangasharju and Jon Crowcroft. FairCache: Introducing Fairness to ICN Caching. In 24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Singapore (2016). (Acceptance Rate: 20%)
  • Martin Chorley, Luca Rossi, Gareth Tyson and Matthew Williams. Pub Crawling at Scale: Tapping Untappd to Explore Social Drinking. In 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Cologne, Germany (2016). (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • Roderick Fanou, Gareth Tyson, Pierre Francois and Arjuna Sathiaseelan. Pushing the Frontier: Exploring the African Web Ecosystem. In 25th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Montreal, Canada (2016). (Acceptance rate: 16%)
  • Qinghua Wu, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson, Steve Uhlig, Mohamed-Ali Kaafar and Gaogang Xie. Privacy-aware Multipath Video Caching for Content-Centric Networks. In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) (2016). (Impact Factor: 3.67)
  • Gianfranco Nencioni, Nishanth Sastry, Gareth Tyson, Vijay Badrinarayanan, Dmytro Karamshuk, Jigna Chandaria, and Jon Crowcroft. SCORE: Exploiting global broadcasts to create offline personal channels for on-demand access. In  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking(ToN) (2015). (Impact Factor: 3.376)
  • Matthias Wahlisch, Robert Schmidt, Thomas Schmidt, Olaf Maennel, Steve Uhlig and Gareth Tyson. RiPKI: The Tragic Story of RPKI Deployment in the Web Ecosystem.In 15th ACM Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2015). (Acceptance rate: 18%)
  • Gareth Tyson, Yehia Elkhatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig. Are People Really Social on Porn 2.0? In Proc. 9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Oxford, UK (2015). (Acceptance rate: 19%)
  • Yonggong Wang, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson, Steve Uhlig and Gaogang Xie. Design and Evaluation of the Optimal Cache Allocation for Content-Centric Networking. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Computers (2015). (Impact Factor: 2.916)
  • Claudiu Perta, Marco Valerio Barbera, Gareth Tyson, Hamed Haddadi and Alessandro Mei. A Glance through the VPN Looking Glass: IPv6 Leakage and DNS Hijacking in Commercial VPN Clients. In Proc. 15th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), Philadelphia, PA (2015). (Acceptance rate: ~20%)
  • Gareth Tyson, Eliane Bodanese, John Bigham and Andreas Mauthe. Beyond Content Delivery: Can ICNs Help Emergency Scenarios? In IEEE Network, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2014). (Impact Factor: 2.54)
  • Gareth Tyson, Yehia El-khatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig. Demystifying Porn 2.0: A look into a Major Adult Video Streaming Website. In Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Barcelona, Spain (2013). (Acceptance rate: 23%)
  • Yonggong Wang, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson, Steve Uhlig and Gaogang Xie. Optimal Cache Allocation for Content-Centric Networking. In Proc. 21st IEEE International Conference of Network Protocols (ICNP), Göttingen, Germany (2013). (Acceptance rate 18%)
  • Gareth Tyson, Nishanth Sastry, Ruben Cuevas, Ivica Rimac and Andreas Mauthe. Where is in a Name? A Survey of Mobility in Information-Centric Networks. In Communications of the ACM(CACM), Vol. 56, No.12 (2013). (Impact Factor 2.86)

Publications