Professor Jun Li awarded $500,000 grant to examine online social networks

Jun Li Portrait

Jun Li, an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and director of the UO Center for Cyber Security and Privacy, was awarded a $507,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research examining online social network (OSN) fraud and attacks. The collaborative project includes researchers at the University of Arkansas and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and totals $1.2 million in funding.

The project focuses on an area of research, dubbed, oSAFARI (Online SociAl network Fraud and Attack Research and Identification). Researchers are seeking to better understand and prevent attacks and frauds by simulating more dynamic attacks...

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