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Conference Papers:

  • An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software [pdf]
    J. Gamba, M. Rashed, A. Razaghpanah, J. Tapiador, and N. Vallina-Rodriguez
    The 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 18-20 May 2020, (IEEE Symposium on S&P), May 2020, CA, USA

  • Coming of Age: A Longitudinal Study of TLS Deployment [DISTINGUISHED PAPER AWARD] [pdf]
    P. Kotzias, A. Razaghpanah, J. Amann, K. G. Paterson, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, and J. Caballero
    The 18th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2018), 31 October - 2 November 2018, Boston, MA, USA [24 % acceptance rate]

  • A Long Way to the Top: Significance, Structure, and Stability of Internet [COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AWARD] [pdf]
    Q. Scheitle, O. Hohlfeld, J. Gamba and J. Jelten, T. Zimmermann, S. Strowes, and N. Vallina-Rodriguez
    The 18th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2018), 31 October - 2 November 2018, Boston, MA, USA [24 % acceptance rate]

  • Beyond Google Play: A Large-Scale Comparative Study of Chinese Android App Markets [pdf]
    H. Wang, Z. Liu, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, Y. Guo, L. Li, J. E. Tapiador, J. Cao, and G. Xu
    The 18th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2018), 31 October - 2 November 2018, Boston, MA, USA [24 % acceptance rate]

  • An Empirical Analysis of the Commercial VPN Ecosystem [pdf]
    M. Khan, J. de Blasio, G. Voelker, A. Snoeren, C. Kanich, N. Vallina-Rodriguez
    The 18th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2018), 31 October - 2 November 2018, Boston, MA, USA [24 % acceptance rate]

  • "Won't Somebody Think of the Children?" Privacy Analysis at Scale: A Case Study With COPPA [pdf]
    I. Reyes, P. Wijesekera, J. Reardon, A. Elazari, A. Razaghpanah, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, and S. Egelman
    Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2018, Barcelona, Spain) [16% acceptance rate]

  • The Cloud that Runs the Mobile Internet: A Measurement Study of Mobile Cloud Services [pdf]
    F. Michelinakis, H. Doroud, A. Razaghpanah, A. Lutu, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, P. Gill, and J. Widmer
    The 37th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications ( IEEE INFOCOM 2018), 15-19 April 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA. [19.2% acceptance rate]

  • Apps, Trackers, Privacy, and Regulators: A Global Study of the Mobile Tracking Ecosystem. [pdf]
    A. Razaghpanah, R. Nithyanand, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, M. Allman, C. Kreibich, and P. Gill
    Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2018 (NDSS'18), February 18-21, 2018, San Diego, CA, USA. [21.5% acceptance rate]

  • Bug Fixes, Improvements,... and Privacy Leaks [pdf]
    J. Ren, M. Lindorfer, D. J. Dubois, A. Rao, D. Choffnes, and N. Vallina-Rodriguez
    Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2018 (NDSS'18), February 18-21, 2018, San Diego, CA, USA. [21.5% acceptance rate]

  • Dissecting DNS Stakeholders in Mobile Networks [pdf]
    M. Almeida, A. Finamore, D. Perino, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, M. Varvello
    The 13th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2017), 12-15 December 2017, Seoul, South Korea [18% acceptance rate]

  • Studying TLS Usage in Android Apps [pdf]
    A. Razaghpanah, A. Akhavan Niaki, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, J. Amann, P. Gill
    The 13th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2017), 12-15 December 2017, Seoul, South Korea [18% acceptance rate]

  • An analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps [pdf]
    M. Ikram, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Seneviratne, M. Ali Kaafar, V. Paxson
    The 16th ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 (ACM IMC 2016), 14-16 November 2016, Santa Monica, CA, USA [24.7% acceptance rate]

  • A Multi-perspective Analysis of Carrier-Grade NAT Deployment [pdf]
    P. Richter, F. Wohlfart, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, M. Allman, R. Bush, A. Feldmann, C. Kreibich, N. Weaver, V. Paxson
    The 16th ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 (ACM IMC 2016), 14-16 November 2016, Santa Monica, CA, USA [24.7% acceptance rate]

  • Beyond the radio: Illuminating the higher layers of mobile networks [pdf]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, C. Kreibich, N. Weaver, and V. Paxson
    The 13th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (ACM MobiSys 2015), Florence, Italy [13.2% acceptance rate]

  • A Tangled Mass: The Android Root Certificate Stores [BEST SHORT PAPER AWARD] [pdf]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, J. Amann, C. Kreibich, N. Weaver and V. Paxson
    In Proceedings of ACM Conext 2014 [18.5% acceptance rate]

  • Staying Online While Mobile: The Hidden Costs [pdf]
    A. Aucinas, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, Y. Grunenberger, V. Erramili, K. Papagiannaki, J. Crowcroft and D. Whetherall
    In Proceedings of ACM Conext 2013, Santa Monica, USA [18.1% acceptance rate]

  • 3GOL: Power-boosting ADSL using 3G OnLoading [pdf]
    C. Rossi, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, V. Erramilli, Y. Grunenberger, L. Gyarmati, N. Laoutaris, R. Stanojevic, K. Papagiannaki, P. Rodriguez
    In Proceedings of ACM Conext 2013, Santa Monica, USA [18.1% acceptance rate]

  • RILAnalyzer: a Comprehensive 3G Monitor On Your Phone [pdf] [bib]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, A. Aucinas, M. Almeida, Y. Grunenberger, K. Papagiannaki, and J. Crowcroft
    In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2013), Barcelona, Spain, October 2013. [23.6% acceptance rate]

  • Breaking for Commercials: Characterizing Mobile Advertising [pdf] [bib]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, A. Finamore, J. Shah, Y. Grunenberger, H. Haddadi, K. Papagiannaki and J. Crowcroft
    In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (ACM IMC 2012), Boston, MA, November 2012. [24.6% acceptance rate]

  • Los Twindignados: The Rise of the Indignados Movement on Twitter [pdf] [bib]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Scellato, H. Haddadi, C. Forsell, J. Crowcroft, and C. Mascolo
    In ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom'12), Amsterdam, September, 2012. [20% acceptance rate]

Journal Papers:

  • "Won't Somebody Think of the Children?" Privacy Analysis at Scale: A Case Study With COPPA [pdf]
    I. Reyes, P. Wijesekera, J. Reardon, A. Elazari, A. Razaghpanah, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, and S. Egelman
    Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETS), Volume 2018: Issue 3 (Jun 2018) [16% acceptance rate]

  • Header Enrichment or ISP Enrichment? Emerging Privacy Threats in Mobile Networks
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, C. Kreibich, and V. Paxson
    In ACM SIGCOMM CCR (Fast-tracked), Volume 45 Issue 4, [JCR Impact Factor 1,402 (Q2), 2015

  • When Assistance becomes Dependence: Characterizing the costs and inefficiencies of A-GPS [pdf]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, A. Finamore, Y. Grunenberger, K. Papagiannaki, and J. Crowcroft
    In ACM Mobile Computing and Communication Review, 2013

  • Energy Management Techniques in Modern Mobile Devices [pdf] [bib]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, and J. Crowcroft
    In IEEE Communications Tutorials and Surveys,[JCR Impact Factor 4,818 (Q1), 2013]

Workshop Papers:

  • Do You Get What You Pay For? Comparing the Privacy Behaviors of Free vs. Paid Apps
    C. Han, I. Reyes, A. Elazari Bar On, J. Reardon, A. Feal, S. Egelman, N. Vallina-Rodriguez
    Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro 2019), in conjunction with the 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 23 May 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA., 23 May 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • On The Ridiculousness of Notice and Consent: Contradictions in App Privacy Policies
    E. Okoyomon, N. Samarin, P. Wijesekera, A. Elazari Bar On, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, I. Reyes, A. Feal, S. Egelman
    Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro 2019), in conjunction with the 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 23 May 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA., 23 May 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • DNS Privacy not so private: the traffic analysis perspective [pdf]
    S. Deepthy, M. Juarez, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, and C. Troncoso
    11th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2018)

  • Studying TLS Usage in Android Apps (Submitted talk) [pdf]
    A. Razaghpanah, A. Niaki, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, J. Amann, and P. Gill
    ACM, IRTF and ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW 2018) [26.1% acceptance rate]

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Ad-based Measurements from the Edge of the Network [pdf]
    P. Callejo, C. Kelton, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, R. Cuevas, O. Gasser, C. Kreibich, F. Wohlfart, A. Cuevas
    The 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (ACM HotNets 2017), 30 November - 1 December 2017, Palo Alto, California, USA [23.3% acceptance rate]

  • "Is Our Children's Apps Learning?" Automatically Detecting COPPA Violations [pdf]
    I. Reyes, P. Wiesekera, A. Razaghpanah, J. Reardon, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Egelman, C. 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]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, A. Razaghpanah, R. Nithyanand, M. Allman, C. Kreibich, P. Gill
    Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency (DAT 2016), November 2016, NYC, USA. [55% acceptance rate]

  • 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. [35% acceptance rate]

  • Header Enrichment or ISP Enrichment? Emerging Privacy Threats in Mobile Networks [BEST PAPER AWARD] [pdf]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, C. Kreibich, and V. Paxson
    In Proceedings of ACM HotMiddlebox 2015. [37.5% acceptance rate]

  • 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. [19% acceptance rate]

  • 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. [50% acceptance rate]

  • 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. [52.9% acceptance rate]

  • 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

Magazine Articles:

  • 7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez and S. Sundaresan.
    Communications of ACM, 2015

  • The Adblocking Tug-of-War
    H. Haddadi, R. Nithyanand, S. Khattak, M. Javed, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, M. Falahrastegar, J. E Powles, E. De Cristofaro, S. J Murdoch.
    ;login: The USENIX Magazine, 2015

Book Chapters:

  • The Case for Context-Aware Resources Management in Mobile Operating Systems [pdf] [bib]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, and J. Crowcroft
    Mobile Context Awareness, pages 97-113, Springer London, 2012

Tech Reports:

  • HayStack: In Situ Mobile Traffic Analysis in User Space [pdf]
    A. Razaghpanah, N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, C. Kreibich, P. Gill, M. Allman, and V. Paxson
    arXiv, 2015

  • Beyond the Radio: Illuminating the Higher Layers of Mobile Networks [pdf]
    N. Vallina-Rodriguez, S. Sundaresan, C. Kreibich, N. Weaver and V. 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