Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

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Conference and Workshop Papers:

  • The Cloud that Runs the Mobile Internet: A Measurement Study of Mobile Cloud Services [pdf]

    Foivos Michelinakis, Hossein Doroud, Abbas Razaghpanah, Andra Lutu, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Phillipa Gill, and Joerg Widmer

    (to Appear) The 37th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications ( IEEE INFOCOM 2018), 15-19 April 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA.

  • Apps, Trackers, Privacy, and Regulators: A Global Study of the Mobile Tracking Ecosystem. [pdf]

    Abbas Razaghpanah, Rishab Nithyanand, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Mark Allman, Christian Kreibich, and Phillipa Gill

    (to Appear) Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2018 (NDSS'18), February 18-21, 2018, San Diego, CA, USA.

  • Bug Fixes, Improvements,... and Privacy Leaks [pdf]

    Jingjing Ren, Martina Lindorfer, Daniel J. Dubois, Ashwin Rao, David Choffnes, and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

    (to Appear) Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2018 (NDSS'18), February 18-21, 2018, San Diego, CA, USA.

  • Dissecting DNS Stakeholders in Mobile Networks [pdf]

    Mario Almeida, Alessandro Finamore, Diego Perino, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Matteo Varvello

    The 13th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2017), 12-15 December 2017, Seoul, South Korea

  • Studying TLS Usage in Android Apps [pdf]

    Abbas Razaghpanah, Arian Akhavan Niaki, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Johanna Amann, Phillipa Gill

    The 13th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2017), 12-15 December 2017, Seoul, South Korea

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Ad-based Measurements from the Edge of the Network [pdf]

    Patricia Callejo, Connor Kelton, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Rubén Cuevas, Oliver Gasser, Christian Kreibich, Florian Wohlfart, Ángel Cuevas

    The 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (ACM HotNets 2017), 30 November - 1 December 2017, Palo Alto, California, USA

  • "Is Our Children's Apps Learning?" Automatically Detecting COPPA Violations [pdf]

    Irwin Reyes, Primal Wiesekera, Abbas Razaghpanah, Joel Reardon, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Serge Egelman, Christian Kreibich

    Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (IEEE ConPro 2017), in conjunction with the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2017) , 25 May 2017, San Jose, CA, USA

  • Tracking the Trackers: Towards Understanding the Mobile Advertising and Tracking Ecosystem [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Abbas Razaghpanah, Rishab Nithyanand, Mark Allman, Christian Kreibich, Phillipa Gill

    Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency (DAT 2016), November 2016, NYC, USA

  • An analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps [pdf]

    Muhammad Ikram, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Suranga Seneviratne, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Vern Paxson

    ACM IMC 2016

  • A Multi-perspective Analysis of Carrier-Grade NAT Deployment [pdf]

    Philipp Richter, Florian Wohlfart, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Mark Allman, Randy Bush, Anja Feldmann, Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver, Vern Paxson

    ACM IMC 2016

  • Ad-Blocking and Counter Blocking: A Slice of the Arms Race [pdf]

    Rishab Nithyanand, Sheharbano Khattak, Mobin Javed, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Marjan Falahrastegar, Julia E Powles, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Hamed Haddadi, Steven J Murdoch

    In Proceedings of USENIX FOCI 2016

  • Header Enrichment or ISP Enrichment? Emerging Privacy Threats in Mobile Networks [BEST PAPER AWARD] [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Christian Kreibich and Vern Paxson

    In Proceedings of ACM HotMiddlebox 2015

  • Beyond the Radio: Illuminating the Higher Layers of Mobile Networks [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson

    In Proceedings of ACM MobiSys 2015

  • A Tangled Mass: The Android Root Certificate Stores [BEST SHORT PAPER AWARD] [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Johanna Amann, Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson

    In Proceedings of ACM Conext 2014

  • Staying Online While Mobile: The Hidden Costs [pdf]

    Andrius Aucinas, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Yan Grunenberger,Vijay Erramili, Konstantina Papagiannaki, Jon Crowcroft and David Whetherall

    In Proceedings of ACM Conext 2013

  • 3GOL: Power-boosting ADSL using 3G OnLoading [pdf]

    Claudio Rossi, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Vijay Erramilli, Yan Grunenberger, Laszlo Gyarmati, Nikolaos Laoutaris, Rade Stanojevic, Konstantina Papagiannaki, Pablo Rodriguez

    In Proceedings of ACM Conext 2013

  • RILAnalyzer: a Comprehensive 3G Monitor On Your Phone [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Andrius Aucinas, Mario Almeida, Yan Grunenberger, Konstantina Papagiannaki, Jon Crowcroft

    In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2013), Barcelona, Spain, October 2013

  • Breaking for Commercials: Characterizing Mobile Advertising [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Alessandro Finamore, Jay Shah, Yan Grunenberger, Hamed Haddadi, Konstantina Papagiannaki and Jon Crowcroft

    In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2012), Boston, MA, November 2012

  • When David can help Goliath: the case for cellular augmentation of wired networks [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Alessandro Finamore, Jay Shah, Yan Grunenberger, Hamed Haddadi, Konstantina Papagiannaki and Jon Crowcroft

    In Proceedings of ACM HotNets 2012, Seattle, WA, October 2012

  • Los Twindignados: The Rise of the Indignados Movement on Twitter [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Salvatore Scellato, Hamed Haddadi, Carl Forsell, Jon Crowcroft and Cecilia Mascolo

    In ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom'12), Amsterdam, September, 2012

  • Enabling Opportunistic Resources Sharing on Mobile Operating Systems: Benefits and Challenges [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Christos Efstratiou, Geoffrey Xie and Jon Crowcroft

    In ACM S3 Workshop 2011 (collocated with Mobicom 2011), Las Vegas, September, 2011

  • ErdOS: Achieving energy savings in mobile OS [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Jon Crowcroft

    In ACM MobiArch 2011, Washington D.C., June, 2011

  • Exhausting Battery Statistics [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Pan Hui, Jon Crowcroft and Andrew Rice

    In Proceeding ACM Mobiheld 2010, In conjunction with the 2010 ACM SIGCOMM, New Delhi, August, 2010

  • Has anyone seen my Goose? - Social Network Services in Developing Regions [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Pan Hui and Jon Crowcroft

    In Proceeding IEEE Workshop on Social Mobile Web (IEEE SMW'09), In conjunction with the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, Vancouver, August, 2009

Journal Papers and Book Chapters:

  • When Assistance becomes Dependence: Characterizing the costs and inefficiencies of A-GPS [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Alessandro Finamore, Yan Grunenberger, Konstantina Papagiannaki, and Jon Crowcroft

    In ACM Mobile Computing and Communication Review, 2013

  • Energy Management Techniques in Modern Mobile Devices [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, and Jon Crowcroft

    In IEEE Communications Tutorials and Surveys, 2012

  • The Case for Context-Aware Resources Management in Mobile Operating Systems [pdf] [bib]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, and Jon Crowcroft

    Mobile Context Awareness, pages 97-113, Springer London, 2012

Tech Reports:

  • A Multi-perspective Analysis of Carrier-Grade NAT Deployment [pdf]

    Philipp Richter, Florian Wohlfart, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Mark Allman, Randy Bush, Anja Feldmann, Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver, Vern Paxson

    arXiv, 2016

  • Ad-Blocking and Counter Blocking: A Slice of the Arms Race [pdf]

    Rishab Nithyanand, Sheharbano Khattak, Mobin Javed, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Marjan Falahrastegar, Julia E. Powles, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Hamed Haddadi, Steven J. Murdoch

    arXiv, 2016

  • HayStack: In Situ Mobile Traffic Analysis in User Space [pdf]

    Abbas Razaghpanah, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Christian Kreibich, Phillipa Gill, Mark Allman, Vern Paxson

    arXiv, 2015

  • Beyond the Radio: Illuminating the Higher Layers of Mobile Networks [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson

    ICSI Technical Report TR-14-003, 2014

PhD dissertation:

  • The hidden costs of mobile applications: A cross-layer analysis of energy and spectrum waste of mobile applications

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

    University of Cambridge, June 2013

Demos and Posters:

  • Characterising users experience and critical path in mobile applications [pdf]

    Alessandro Finamore, James Newman, Diego Perino, Norrathep Rattanavipanon, Claudio Soriente, and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

    (POSTER) ACM Internet Measurements Conference 2017 (IMC'17), November 1-3, 2017, London, UK.

  • Content Distribution Networks in the mobile age [pdf]

    Foivos Michelinakis, Hossein Doroud, Abbas Razaghpanah, Andra Lutu, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Narseo, Phillipa Gill, and Joerg Widmer

    (POSTER) ACM Internet Measurements Conference 2017 (IMC'17), November 1-3, 2017, London, UK.

  • Lumen: Fine-Grained Visibility and Control of Mobile Traffic in User-Space [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Christian Kreibich, Mark Allman, and Vern Paxson

    (POSTER) The 3rd Biennal NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Principal Investigators Meeting (SaTC PI Meeting 2017), 9-11 January 2017, Washington, D.C., USA

  • A client-side analysis of TLS usage in mobile apps [pdf]

    Abbas Razaghpanah, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Phillipa Gill

    (POSTER) Usenix Security, 2016

  • Haystack: In Situ Mobile Traffic Analysis in User Space [pdf]

    Abbas Razaghpanah, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Srikanth Sundaresan, Christian Kreibich, Phillipa Gill, Mark Allman, Vern Paxson

    (POSTER AND DEMO), In ACM HotMobile, St Augustine, Florida, Feb. 2016

  • Signposts: End-to-End Networking in a World of Middleboxes [pdf] [poster]

    Andrius Aucinas, Amir M Chaudhry, Jon Crowcroft, Sebastian Probst Eide, Steve Hand, Anil Madhavapeddy, Andrew Moore, Richard Mortier, Charalampos Rotsos and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

    (DEMO), In SIGCOMM'12, Helsinki, Finland, August 2012

  • Erdos: An energy-aware social operating system for mobile handsets [pdf] [poster]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Jon Crowcroft

    (POSTER), In OSDI'10, Vancouver, Canada, October 2010

  • Goose: social network services for developing regions and rural areas [pdf]

    Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Pan Hui and Jon Crowcroft

    (DEMO), In Proceeding ACM SIGCOMM, Barcelona, August, 2009