Brian Gallagher

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Disruption-tolerant networks (DTNs) attempt to route network messages via intermittently connected nodes. Routing in such environments is difficult because peers have little information about the state of the partitioned network and transfer opportunities between peers are of limited duration. In this paper, we propose MaxProp, a protocol for effective(More)
Networks have become ubiquitous. Communication networks, financial transaction networks, networks describing physical systems, and social networks are all becoming increasingly important in our day-to-day life. Often, we are interested in models of how objects in the network influence each other (e.g., who infects whom in an epidemiological network), or we(More)
This paper evaluates several modifications of the Simple Bayesian Classifier to enable estimation and inference over relational data. The resulting Relational Bayesian Classifiers are evaluated on three real-world datasets and compared to a baseline SBC using no relational information. The approach we call INDEPVAL achieves the best results. We use(More)
Procedures for <i>collective inference</i> make simultaneous statistical judgments about the same variables for a set of related data instances. For example, collective inference could be used to simultaneously classify a set of hyperlinked documents or infer the legitimacy of a set of related financial transactions. Several recent studies indicate that(More)
Given a network, intuitively two nodes belong to the same role if they have similar structural behavior. Roles should be automatically determined from the data, and could be, for example, "clique-members," "periphery-nodes," etc. Roles enable numerous novel and useful network-mining tasks, such as sense-making, searching for similar nodes, and node(More)
We address the problem of classification in partially labeled networks (a.k.a. within-network classification) where observed class labels are sparse. Techniques for statistical relational learning have been shown to perform well on network classification tasks by exploiting dependencies between class labels of neighboring nodes. However, relational(More)
Given a graph, how can we extract good features for the nodes? For example, given two large graphs from the same domain, how can we use information in one to do classification in the other (i.e., perform across-network classification or transfer learning on graphs)? Also, if one of the graphs is anonymized, how can we use information in one to de-anonymize(More)
We focus on large graphs where nodes have attributes, such as a social network where the nodes are labelled with each person's job title. In such a setting, we want to find subgraphs that match a user query pattern. For example, a "star" query would be, "<i>find a CEO who has strong interactions with a Manager, a Lawyer,and an Accountant, or another(More)
Given a large time-evolving graph, how can we model and characterize the temporal behaviors of individual nodes (and network states)? How can we model the behavioral transition patterns of nodes? We propose a temporal behavior model that captures the "roles" of nodes in the graph and how they evolve over time. The proposed dynamic behavioral(More)