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Alan Mislove

Assistant Professor

College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Office: 250 West Village H

+1 617 373 7069 (p)
+1 617 373 5121 (f)

amislove (at) ccs (dot) neu (dot) edu

Note: I do not check my voicemail; email is the best way to reach me.
     Alan Mislove


Alan Mislove is an Assistant Professor at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He was recently a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems In the summer of 2005, he was an intern at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, working with Antony Rowstron and Miguel Castro. In the fall of 2005, he moved with Peter Druschel to found the new Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, in Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Alan received a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Rice University in May 2009, under the direction of Peter Druschel and Krishna P. Gummadi. He was the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in January 2011, and his work with Mainack Mondal won the Distinguished Paper Award at SOUPS 2014.

His research interests currently lie in the area of social networks, distributed systems, and network measurement tools.







I'm thrilled to be working with a number of talented students:


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Coverage of the PeerSpective project has appeared in New Scientist, MIT Technology Review (Germany), and again in New Scientist. Articles on our Glasnost ISP transparency project have appeared in the New York Times, PC World, the Washington Times, and Ars Technica. Our social network privacy study was described in Miller-McCune and covered on Slashdot. I was quoted in a New Scientist article concerning false Facebook profiles, and in another New Scientist article about predicting the popularity of items in online social networks. Finally, I was interviewed about privacy in online social networks by news@Northeastern. Our Twitter mood study has received wide media coverage, including CBS Evening News, BBC, New York Times, New Scientist, la Repubblica, and Slashdot.


Our research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Army Reseach Office, Narus, Google, and Amazon.


My curriculum vitae is available in PDF format.