Sajid S. Shaikh

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Online communities are the latest phenomena on the Internet. At the heart of each community lies a social network. In this paper, we show a generalized framework to understand and reason in social networks. Previously, researchers have attempted to use inference-specific type of relationships. In this paper, we propose a framework to represent and reason(More)
Communities are the latest phenomena on the Internet. At the heart of each community lies a social network. In this paper, we show a generalized framework to understand and reason in social networks. Previously, researchers have attempted to use inference-specific type of relationships. In this paper, we propose a framework to represent and reason with(More)
— Call admission control is a provisioning strategy to limit the number of call connections into the networks in order to reduce the network congestion and call dropping. In wireless networks, another dimension is added call connection dropping or simply call dropping is possible due to the user's mobility. A good CAC scheme has to balance the call blocking(More)
Many web pages and resources are primarily relevant to certain geographic locations. For example, in many queries web pages on restaurants, hotels, or movie theaters are mostly relevant to those users who are in geographic proximity to these locations. Moreover, as the number of queries with a local component increases, searching for web pages which are(More)
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