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Costas Iordanou

Online Privacy and Targeted Advertisements

Costas Iordanou born and grew up in Limassol, Cyprus. Currently he is working on his Ph.D. (Marie Curie, Metrics ITN program) in collaboration with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Telefonica I + D. His research interest focuses on measuring the extent of targeted advertising taking place on the wired and wireless web, establishing causality between observed targeted advertisements and past browsing behavior, and developing tools and obfuscation techniques for preserving one’s privacy in view of the revealed targeted advertisement methods.

He received his BSc. in Computer Engineering and Informatics (2013) from Cyprus University of Technology and MSc in Computer Engineering and Informatics (2014) from the same university. In 2015 he also received his second MSc. inTelematic Engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
 
As part of his PhD studies, he is currently working on the design and implementation of two crowdsourced web-based distributed systems that aim to help internet users to understand how their personal data are collected and used on the internet:
  • eyeWnder, a new Real Time Web Advertisement Analyser.
  •  $heriff, a browser add-on for detecting price discrimination in e-commerce.
 
Publications: 
  • C. Iordanou, V. Soteriou, K. Aisopos, "Hermes: Architecting a Top-Performing Fault-Tolerant Routing Algorithm for Networks-on-Chips", ICCD 2014 [pdf]