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New tool using Facebook data shows worldwide gender gap

20 June 2018 - 10:23am -- op-net-admin

An international group of researchers, involving scientists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Networks Institute, developed a tool to track and analyze gender inequality through Facebook usage data.  Their results, published in an article in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), show that gender inequality online is related to gender inequality in society at large.

José Antonio Ruipérez Valiente, 2018 Research Award Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and BBVA Foundation

11 June 2018 - 10:57am -- op-net-admin

IMDEA Networks Institute is proud to announce that a recent incorporation to our alumni network, José Antonio Ruipérez-Valiente, who completed his PhD at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) while he worked as a researcher at IMDEA Networks, has been awarded two prizes last May.

Thousands of mobile apps for children might be violating their privacy

24 April 2018 - 9:48am -- op-net-admin

Thousands of the most popular apps and games available, mostly free of charge, in the Google Play Store, make potentially illegal tracking of children's use habits, according to a large-scale international study co-authored by Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, a researcher at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid and ICSI, the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

 

A research study analyzes the influence of algorithms on online publicity and advertising

19 April 2018 - 10:22am -- imdea-admin

When we look for information on the internet, buy online or use social networks we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. To what extent are these ads chosen by the web’s algorithms? A group of researchers are trying to answer this question under the name of «MyBubble», a science project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks Institute.

Privacy on the net: Children’s apps are a privacy risk for minors

19 December 2017 - 9:23am -- imdea-admin

Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodríguez, from the Madrid research Institute IMDEA Networks and also affiliated to ICSI from Berkeley (USA), is interviewed for the evening edition of the Spanish news program ‘Telediario’ of the main Spanish public news channel RTVE, about his work on the questionable use that ‘apps’ make of our personal data.

How is the Internet connected in Africa?

14 August 2017 - 12:34pm -- imdea-admin

Do you want to understand more about how the Internet is connected in Africa? IMDEA Networks Institute participates in the ARDA (African Route-collectors Data Analyzer) system, which it has jointly designed in collaboration with the Internet Society – ISOC. Rodérick Fanou (IMDEA Networks Institute and UC3M) and Victor Sánchez-Agüero (IMDEA Networks Institute and UC3M) were the lead developers of ARDA 1.0. under the supervision of Dr. Francisco Valera (UC3M). 

Launch of new research line on network measurements and analytics

20 April 2017 - 9:08am -- esther_rituerto

In an effort to ensure our scientific work has positive impact on the everyday lives of the billions of users of ICT communications worldwide, at IMDEA Networks we study the complexity of the various elements involved in the communication process, so that we can fine-tune them and create a more cohesive and harmonious whole. With this objective at heart the Institute launches a new line of research named «Network Measurements and Analytics». 

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Joint UC3M-IMDEA Networks-Telefonica team wins I-COM 2016 Data Science Hackathon Award

2 June 2016 - 11:22am -- carlos_contreras

A team of four researchers from University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), IMDEA Networks and Telefonica participated in the Data Science Hackathon contest celebrated in conjunction with the I-COM Global Summit 2016 with noteworthy results. The team excelled at a challenge involving social media analysis, winning one of two finalist awards thanks to the innovative and business oriented results achieved.

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