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We study the problem of detecting vandals on Wikipedia <i>before</i> any human or known vandalism detection system reports flagging potential vandals so that such users can be presented early to Wikipedia administrators. We leverage multiple classical ML approaches, but develop 3 novel sets of features. Our Wikipedia Vandal Behavior (WVB) approach uses a(More)
The recent proliferation of digital microfluidic (DMF) biochips has enabled rapid on-chip implementation of many biochemical laboratory assays or protocols. Sample preprocessing, which includes dilution and mixing of reagents, plays an important role in the preparation of assays. The automation of sample preparation on a digital microfluidic platform often(More)
Selfish mining, originally discovered by Eyal et al. [9], is a well-known attack where a selfish miner, under certain conditions, can gain a disproportionate share of reward by deviating from the honest behavior. In this paper, we expand the mining strategy space to include novel "stubborn" strategies that, for a large range of parameters, earn the miner(More)
Online social networks like Slashdot bring valuable information to millions of users - but their accuracy is based on the integrity of their user base. Unfortunately, there are many &#x201C;trolls&#x201D; on Slashdot who post misinformation and compromise system integrity. In this paper, we develop a general algorithm called TIA (short for Troll(More)
Wikipedia is a major source of information for many people. However , false information on Wikipedia raises concerns about its credibility. One way in which false information may be presented on Wikipedia is in the form of hoax articles, i.e., articles containing fabricated facts about nonexistent entities or events. In this paper we study false information(More)
In the last two decades, there have been studies claiming that science is becoming ever more interdisciplinary. However, the evidence has been anecdotal or partial. Here for the first time, we investigate a large size citation network of computer science domain with the intention to develop an automated unsupervised classification model that can efficiently(More)
Interpersonal relations are fickle, with close friendships often dissolving into enmity. In this work, we explore linguistic cues that presage such transitions by studying dyadic interactions in an on-line strategy game where players form alliances and break those alliances through betrayal. We characterize friendships that are unlikely to last and examine(More)
On-chip mixing of several biochemical fluids with a specified ratio of concentration factors is a challenging problem in automating biochemical laboratory protocols on a digital microfluidic biochip. The performance of a mixing algorithm depends on resource allocation, e.g., the placement of mixer modules, storage units, boundary reservoirs or dispensers on(More)
In many biochemical protocols, such as polymerase chain reaction, a mixture of fluids in a certain ratio is repeatedly required, and hence a sufficient quantity of the mixture must be supplied for assay completion. Existing sample-preparation algorithms based on digital microfluidics (DMF) emit two target droplets in one pass, and costly multiple passes are(More)