I am an assistant professor in the SCIS Department at FIU in Miami.
Before joining FIU I spent 6 years in Motorola Labs (Applied Research Center when I left) in
Schaumburg and Libertyville, IL. Even earlier, I completed a Ph.D. in CS at Purdue University.
My research interests are in privacy and security issues in online (geo)social networks
(e.g., fake review detection, private location-centric aggregates, location verification),
caching in content distribution networks of video on demand providers, private data and
computation outsourcing, electronic payments.
Selected Recent Publications
Yelp Events: Building Bricks Without Clay?
Jaime Ballesteros, Bogdan Carbunar, Mahmudur Rahman, Naphtali Rishe.
To appear in the 5th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-peer
Computing and Online Social Networks (HotPOST).
A Framework for Network Aware Caching for Video on Demand Systems.
Bogdan Carbunar, Rahul Potharaju, Michael Pearce, Venugopal Vasudevan, Michael Needham.
Accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications
and Applications (TOMCCAP).
You Unlocked the Mt. Everest Badge on Foursquare! Countering
Location Fraud in GeoSocial Networks.
Bogdan Carbunar, Rahul Potharaju.
In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS),
Las Vegas, October 2012.