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Photos obtained via crowdsourcing can be used in many critical applications. Due to the limitations of communication bandwidth, storage and processing capability, it is a challenge to transfer the huge amount of crowdsourced photos. To address this problem, we propose a framework, called SmartPhoto, to quantify the quality (utility) of crowdsourced photos(More)
— Using the 1998 DARPA BSM data set collected at MIT's Lincoln Labs to study intrusion detection systems, the performance of robust support vector machines (RVSMs) was compared with that of conventional support vector machines and nearest neighbor classifiers in separating normal usage profiles from intrusive profiles of computer programs. The results(More)
Maximizing network throughput is one of the main objectives in wireless multi-hop networks. However, small link bandwidth and severe interference become two great obstacles in network throughput improvement. Single route always encounters great congestion, especially for multiple flows with the same source and destination. Multi-path routing can solve the(More)
Many practical problems in mobile social networks such as routing, community detection, and social behavior analysis, rely on accurate user contact detection. The frequently used method for detecting user contact is through Bluetooth on smartphones. However, Bluetooth scans consume lots of power. Although increasing the scan duty cycle can reduce the power(More)
Cellular networks can provide pervasive data access for smartphones, but also consume lots of energy, because the cellular interface has to stay in high power state for a long time (called long tail problem) after a data transmission. In this paper, we propose to reduce the tail energy by aggregating the data traffic of multiple nodes using their P2P(More)
Photo crowdsourcing with smartphone has attracted considerable attention recently due to the prevalence of smartphones and the rich information provided by photos. In scenarios such as disaster recovery or battlefield, where the cellular network is partly damaged or severely overloaded, Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs) become the best way to deliver the(More)
Video streaming on smartphone consumes lots of energy. One common solution is to download and buffer future video data for playback so that the wireless interface can be turned off most of time and then save energy. However, this may waste energy and bandwidth if the user skips or quits before the end of the video. Using a small buffer can reduce the(More)
Computationally intensive applications may quickly drain mobile device batteries. One viable solution to address this problem utilizes computation offloading. The tradeoff is that computation offloading introduces additional communication, with a corresponding energy cost. Yet, previous research into computation offloading has failed to account for the(More)