Alexander Schaub

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Reputation systems are crucial for distributed applications in which users have to be made accountable for their actions, such as e-commerce websites. However, existing systems often disclose the identity of the raters, which might deter honest users from posting reviews, out of fear of retaliation from the ratees. While many privacy-preserving reputation(More)
Web applications are subject to several types of attacks. In particular, side-channel attacks consist in performing a statistical analysis of the web traffic to gain sensitive information about a client. In this paper, we investigate how side-channel leaks can be used on search engines such as Google or Bing to retrieve the client's search query. In(More)
—Reputation systems are a major feature of every modern e-commerce website, helping buyers carefully choose their service providers and products. However, most websites use centralized reputation systems, where the security of the system rests entirely upon a single Trusted Third Party. Moreover, they often disclose the identities of the raters, which may(More)
—In this paper, we explore control theory as a solution to stop epidemic outbreaks in networks. Control theory deals with the behavior of dynamical systems, specifically networks in this case. We investigate the process of finding sets of nodes required to control a network, and applying an input to these nodes in order to drive the system from a given(More)
— This paper presents a novel approach for reac-tive obstacle avoidance for static and dynamic objects using monocular image sequences. A sparse motion field is calculated by tracking point features using the Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi method. The rotational component of this sparse optical flow due to ego motion of the camera is compensated using motion(More)
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