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Nina Taft

Nina Taft

Technicolor Palo Alto
735 Emerson St,
Palo Alto, CA-94301, USA

Projects:

Bio:

Nina Taft is a Distinguished Scientist at Technicolor Research Palo Alto. Her research interests include security and privacy, data analysis and recommendation systems. Much of Nina’s research has focused on the application of measurement, inference and optimization technologies to networking and system problems. Prior to joining Technicolor, Nina worked at Intel Labs Berkeley (7 years), Sprint Labs (5 years) and SRI International (4 years). She has both managed and conducted research on various topics including Internet traffic characterization and prediction, traffic matrix estimation, routing, anomaly detection, end-host performance measurement and automated diagnosis, and energy waste reduction in networks. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

Profesional Activities

Executive Committees, Editorial

  • IMC PC Co-chair 2014
  • PAM Steering Committee, 2013 - present
  • PAM PC Chair 2012.
  • ACM HotNets Steering Committee, 2010-present
  • ACM SIGCOMM PC co-chair 2007
  • Internet Measurement Conference - Steering Committee, 2005 - 2008.
  • Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2004-2007.
  • IEEE ICNP 2005 - Tutorial Co-Chair
  • First Internet Traffic Matrices Workshop 2003 - Steering Committee
  • IEEE Infocom 2000 - Financial Chair

Program Committees

  • NSDI 2014
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2013
  • ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2012
  • Sigcomm Workshop Measurement Up the STack (WMUST) 2012
  • Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM) 2011
  • ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2010
  • NSDI (Usenix) Workshop on Research in Enterprise Networks (WREN)
  • ACM Sigmetrics 2010
  • ACM Sigcomm 2009
  • Sigcomm Workshop on Enterprise Networks (WREN) 2009
  • 2nd International Workshop on Green Communications at Globecom 2009
  • ACM Sigcomm 2008
  • Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) 2008
  • Hot Topics in Networks (Hot Nets) 2007
  • ACM CoNeXt 2006
  • ACM Sigmetrics 2006
  • Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM) 2006
  • ICNP Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec) 2005
  • ACM Sigcomm 2004
  • IEEE Infocom 2004
  • ACM International Measurement Conference (IMC) 2003
  • ACM Sigmetrics 2003
  • IEEE Infocom 2002
  • Hot Interconnects 2002
  • IEEE Infocom 2001
  • Hot Interconnects 2001
  • IEEE International Workshop on Quality-of-Service (IWQoS) 1999
  • IFIP Multimedia 1999

Publications:

"Privacy Tradeoffs in Predictive Analytics ," Stratis Ioannidis, Andrea Montanari, Udi Weinsberg, Smriti Bhagat, Nadia Fawaz and Nina Taft. International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2014. [PDF]

"Privacy Preserving Ridge Regression on Hundreds of Millions of Records," Valeria Nikolaenko, Udi Weinsberg, Stratis Ioannidis, Marc Joye, Dan Boneh and Nina Taft. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (OAKLAND), 2013. [PDF]

"How to Hide the Elephant– or the Donkey– in the Room: Practical Privacy Against Statistical Inference for Large Data," Salman Salamatian, Amy Zhang, Flavio du Pin Calmon, Sandilya Bhamidipati, Nadia Fawaz, Branislav Kveton, Pedro Oliveira and Nina Taft. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2013. [PDF]

"Privacy-Preserving Matrix Factorization," Valeria Nikolaenko, Stratis Ioannidis, Udi Weinsberg, Marc Joye, Nina Taft and Dan Boneh. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2013. [PDF]

"Mixture Models of Endhost Network Traffic," John-Mark Agosta, Jaideep Chandrashekar, Mark Crovella, Nina Taft and Daniel Ting. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2013. [PDF]

"Predicting User Dissatisfaction with Internet Application Performance at End-Hosts," Diana Joumblatt, Jaideep Chandrashekar, Branislav Kveton, Nina Taft and Renata Teixeira. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2013. [PDF]

"Private Predicate Sums on Decayed Stream," Jean Bolot, Nadia Fawaz, Muthu Muthukrishnan, Aleksandar Nikolov and Nina Taft. International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT), 2013.

"Learning in a Large Function Space: Privacy-Preserving mechanisms for SVM Learning," Ben Rubinstein, Peter Bartlett, Ling Huang and Nina Taft. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, 2012.

"CARE: Content Aware Redundancy Elimination for Challenged Networks," Udi Weinsberg, Qingxi Li, Nina Taft, Athula Balachandran, Vyas Sekar, Gianluca Iannaccone and Srinivasan Seshan. ACM Hot Topics in Networking, 2012. [PDF]

"BlurMe: Inferring and Obfuscating User Gender Based on Ratings," Udi Weinsberg, Smriti Bhagat, Stratis Ioannidis and Nina Taft. ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), 2012. [PDF]

"Finding a Needle in a Haystack of Reviews: Cold-Start Context-Based Hotel Recommender System," Asher Levi, Osnat Mokryn, Christophe Diot and Nina Taft. ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), 2012. [PDF]

"Characterizing end-host application performance across multiple networking environments," Diana Joumblatt, Oana Goga, Renata Teixeira, Jaideep Chandrashekar and Nina Taft. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2012. [PDF]

"Performance of Networked Applications: Challenges in Capturing the User's Perception," Diana Joumblatt, Renata Teixeira, Jaideep Chandrashekar and Nina Taft. ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Measurements Up the STack (W-MUST), 2011.

"ASTUTE: Detecting a Different Class of Traffic Anomalies," Fernando Silveira, Christophe Diot, Nina Taft and Ramesh Govindan. ACM SIGCOMM, 2010. [PDF]

"Detecting Traffic Anomalies Using an Equilibrium Property," Fernando Silveira, Christophe Diot, Nina Taft and Ramesh Govindan. International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2010. Best Poster Award

"HostView: Annotating End-host Performance Measurements with User Feedback," Diana Joumblatt, Renata Teixeira, Jaideep Chandrashekar and Nina Taft. Hot Metrics - ACM Sigmetrics Workshop, 2010.

"A Disruption-Tolerant Architecture for Secure and Efficient Disaster Response Communications," Kevin Fall, Gianluca Iannaccone, Jayanth Kannan, Fernando Silveira and Nina Taft. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), 2010.

"Perspectives on Tracing End-Hosts: A Survey Summary," Diana Joumblatt, Renata Teixeira, Jaideep Chandrashekar and Nina Taft. ACM Computer Communications Review (CCR), 2010.

"Macroscope: End-Point Approach to Networked Application Dependency Discovery," Lucien Popa, Byung-Gon Chun, Ion Stoica, Jaideep Chandrashekar and Nina Taft. ACM Conference on Emerging Network Experiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), 2009.

"ANTIDOTE: Understanding and Defending against the Poisoning of Anomaly Detectors," Ben Rubinstein, Blaine Nelson, Ling Huang, Anthony Joseph, Shing-hon Lau, Satish Rao, Nina Taft and Doug Tygar. ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2009.

"Exploiting Temporal Persistence to Detect Covert Botnet Channels," Jaideep Chandrashekar, Frederic Giroire, Nina Taft, Eve Schooler and Konstantina Papagiannaki. Recent Advances on Intrusion Detection (RAID), 2009.

"Impact of IT Monoculture on Behavioral End Host Intrusion Detection," Dhiman Barman, Jaideep Chandrashekar, Nina Taft, Michalis Faloutsos, Ling Huang and Frederic Giroire. ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Research on Enterprise Networks (WREN), 2009.

"Skilled in the Art of Being Idle: Reducing Energy Wasted in Networked Systems," Sergiu Nedevschi, Jaideep Chandrashekar, Junda Liu, Bruce Nordman, Sylvia Ratnasamy and Nina Taft. USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation, 2009.

"Spectral Clustering with Perturbed Data," Ling Huang, Donghui Yan, Michael I Jordan and Nina Taft. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2008.

"How Healthy are Today's Enterprise Networks?," Saikat Guha, Jaideep Chandrashekar, Nina Taft and Konstantina Papagiannaki. ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2008.

"Evading Anomaly Detection Through Variance Injection Attacks on PCA," Ben Rubinstein, Blaine Nelson, Ling Huang, Anthony Joseph, Shing-hon Lau, Nina Taft and Doug Tygar. Recent Advances on Intrusion Detection (RAID), 2008. Best Poster Award (Extended Abstract)

"The Cubicle Vs. The Coffee Shop: Behavioral Modes in Enterprise End-Users," Frederic Giroire, Jaideep Chandrashekar, Gianluca Iannaccone, Konstantina Papagiannaki, Eve Schooler and Nina Taft. Passive and Active Measurement (PAM), 2008.

"Race Conditions in Coexisting Overlay Networks," Ram Keralapura, Cne-Nee Chuah, Nina Taft and Gianluca Iannaccone. IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking (ToN), 2008.

"Estimating Dynamic Traffic Matrices by using Viable Routing Changes," Augustin Soule, Antonio Nucci, Rene Cruz, Emilio Leonardi and Nina Taft. IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking (ToN), 2007.

"IGP Link Weight Assignment for Operational Tier-1 Backbones," Antonio Nucci, Supratik Bhattacharyya, Nina Taft and Christophe Diot. IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking (ToN), 2007.

"Communication-Efficient Tracking of Distributed Cumulative Triggers," Ling Huang, Minos Garofalakis, Anthony Joseph and Nina Taft. Int'l Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2007.

"Communication-Efficient Online Detection of Network-Wide Anomalies," Ling Huang, XuanLong Nguyen, Minos Garofalakis, Joseph Hellertstein, Michael I Jordan, Anthony Joseph and Nina Taft. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2007.

"Profiling the End Host," Thomas Karagiannis, Konstantina Papagiannaki, Nina Taft and Michalis Faloutsos. Passive and Active Measurement (PAM), 2007.

"Sleeping Coordination for Comprehensive Sensing Using Isotonic Regression and Domatic Partitions," Farinaz Koushanfar, Nina Taft and Miodrag Potkonjak. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2006.

"In-Network PCA and Anomaly Detection," Ling Huang, XuanLong Nguyen, Minos Garofalakis, Michael I Jordan, Anthony Joseph and Nina Taft. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2006.

"An Independent Connection Model for Traffic Matrices," Vijay Erramilli, Mark Crovella and Nina Taft. ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2006.

"A Fast Lightweight Approach to Origin-Destination IP Traffic Estimation Using Partial Measurements," Gong Liang, Nina Taft and Bin Yu. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2006.