Decentralized Online Social Network (DOSN) Primitives, seminar by Rajesh Sharma, NTU, Singapore
This talk mainly focuses on my doctoral research, titled “Decentralized Online Social Network (DOSN) Primitives”, where I am investigating various key primitives which would be helpful in making DOSN successful. Broadly speaking in my doctoral thesis I investigate how to solve various problems in DOSN in a distributed settings under
constraint of social links. In this talk, specifically, I will be presenting our work related to social network applications like storage and information dissemination. Besides proposing an envisioned architecture for DOSN, briefly I will also present a prototype of federate social networks that we built and a graph model which captures the geographic spread in social networks. The solutions proposed for various problems were driven by principles of social
sciences and took into account the human behavior model which makes them realistic and feasible in the real world.
Rajesh had experience of both academia and industry before starting his Ph.D. in January 2009 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He worked as a lecturer before pursuing MS from IIT Roorkee, India. Subsequently he worked with Cisco Systems, Bangalore for around 2 years followed by a small stint of four months with Limespot Technology, Noida. His main interest revolves around solving various problems in decentralized settings. Recently, he started exploring the field of network science. He is an avid swimmer and, practices yoga and pranayam in his daily routine.