Nishanth Sastry's Publications

    Book chapters, etc.

  1. COMSNETS 2017 Highlights [PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry and Sandeep Chakraborty
  2. Towards transdisciplinary collaboration between computer and social scientists: Initial experiences and reflections[PDF (non final version)]
    Dmytro Karamshuk, Mladen Pupavac, Frances Shaw, Julie Brownlie, Vanessa Pupavac, Nishanth Sastry
    In Xiaoming Fu, Jar-der Luo, Margarete Boos (eds.), Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies, CRC Press, 2017.
  3. Crowdsourcing and social networks[PDF (final proof)]
    Nishanth Sastry
    In R. Alhajj, J. Rokne (eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer-Verlag (forthcoming), DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8
  4. Path formation in Human Contact Networks[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry and Pan Hui
    In Handbook of of Optimization in Complext Networks, Springer-Verlag, 2011.


  5. A Cost-Driven Approach to Caching-as-a-Service in Cloud-Based 5G Mobile Networks
    Ehsan Ghoreishi, Dmytro Karamshuk; Vasilis Friderikos; Nishanth Sastry; Mischa Dohler; Hamid Aghvami
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, To appear, 2019 [PDF]
  6. Individual Preference Probability Modeling and Parameterization for Video Content in Wireless Caching Networks
    Ming-Chun Lee, Andreas F. Molisch, Nishanth Sastry, Aravindh Raman
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, To appear, 2019 [PDF]
  7. Systems applications of Social Networks
    Changtao Zhong, Nishanth Sastry
    ACM Computing Surveys, 2017 [PDF]
  8. Network Slicing to Enable Scalability and Flexibility in 5G Mobile Networks
    Peter Rost, Christian Mannweiler, Diomidis S Michalopoulos, Cinzia Sartori, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Nishanth Sastry, Oliver Holland, Shreya Tayade, Bin Han, Dario Bega, Danish Aziz, Hajo Bakker
    IEEE Communications Magazine, 2017 [PDF]
  9. Bridging big data and qualitative methods in the social sciences: A case study of Twitter responses to high profile deaths by suicide
    Dmytro Karamshuk, Frances Shaw, Julie Brownlie, Nishanth Sastry
    In Elsevier Online Social Networks and Media, 2017. [PDF (preprint)]
  10. Survey on peer-assisted content delivery networks
    Nasreen Anjum, Dmytro Karamshuk, Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei, Nishanth Sastry
    In Elsevier Computer Networks, 2017. [PDF (preprint)]
  11. Take-away TV: Recharging Work Commutes with Greedy and Predictive Preloading of TV Content
    Dmytro Karamshuk, Nishanth Sastry, Mustafa al-Bassam, Andy Secker, Jigna Chandaria
    In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), 2016. [PDF (preprint)]
  12. Measurements and Analysis of an Adult Video Portal
    Gareth Tyson, Yehia Elkhatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig
    In ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, 2016.
  13. SCORE: Exploiting global broadcasts to create offline personal channels for on-demand access.[PDF (preprint)]
    Gianfranco Nencioni, Nishanth Sastry, Gareth Tyson, Vijay Badrinarayanan, Dmytro Karamshuk, Jigna Chandaria, and Jon Crowcroft.
    In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2015.
  14. Where is in a name? A Survey of Mobility in Information-Centric Networks[PDF (preprint)]
    Gareth Tyson, Nishanth Sastry, Ruben Cuevas, Ivica Rimac, and Andreas Mauthe
    Communications of the ACM, 2013
  15. Fighting Spam Using Social Gatekeepers[PDF (local copy)] [Springer]
    Sufian Hameed, Xiaoming Fu, Nishanth Sastry and Pan Hui
    Springer Networking Science, Vol. 2, Issue 1-2, pp 28--41, May 2013
  16. Data Delivery Properties of Human Contact Networks[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry, D. Manjunath, Karen Sollins and Jon Crowcroft
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 10(6): 868--880 (2011).
    Spotlight paper for the June issue
  17. CYRF: A Theory of Window-based Unicast Congestion Control[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry and Simon S. Lam
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networks 13(2): 330--342 (2005).

    Conference & Workshops (peer reviewed)

  18. A Reality Check on Inference at Mobile Networks Edge—[PDF]
    Alejandro Cartas, Martin Kocour, Aravindh Raman, Ilias Leontiadis, Jordi Luque, Nishanth Sastry, Jose Nuņez-Martinez, Diego Perino, Carlos Segura
    2nd Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys), colocate with ACM EuroSys 2019

  19. Consume Local: Towards Carbon Free Content Delivery—[PDF]
    Aravindh Raman, Dmytro Karamshuk, Nishanth Sastry, Andrew Secker and Jigna Chandaria
    IEEE ICDCS 2018

  20. Facebook (A)Live? Are live social broadcasts really broadcasts?[PDF]
    Aravindh Raman, Gareth Tyson and Nishanth Sastry
    WWW 2018
    Honorable Mention
  21. Illuminating an Ecosystem of Partisan Websites[PDF]
    Shweta Bhatt, Sagar Joglekar, Shehar Bano and Nishanth Sastry
    WWW 2018
  22. Towards a taxonomy of differentiated service classes in the 5G era[PDF]
    Emeka Obiodu, Nishanth Sastry and Aravindh Raman
    IEEE 5GWorld 2018
  23. Like at First Sight: Understanding User Engagement with the World of Microvideos[PDF]
    Sagar Joglekar, Nishanth Sastry and Miriam Redi
    SocInfo 2017
  24. Individual Preference Probability Modeling for Video Content in Wireless Caching Networks
    Ming-Chun Lee, Andreas Molisch, Nishanth Sastry and Aravindh Raman
    IEEE Globecom 2017
  25. Attraction-Area based Geo-Clustering for LTE Vehicular CrowdSensing Data Offloading
    Douglas Fabiano de Sousa Nunes, Edson D. S. Moreira, Bruno Yuji Lino Kimura, Nishanth Sastry and Toktam Mahmoodi
    20th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM) 2017
  26. Virtualized Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (V-AAA) in 5G Networks
    Stan Wong, Nishanth Sastry, Oliver Holland, Vasilis Friderikos, Mischa Dohler and Hamid Aghvami
    2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN)
  27. Wi-Stitch: Content Delivery in Converged Edge Networks[PDF]
    Aravindh Raman, Nishanth Sastry, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Jigna Chandaria, Andy Secker
    ACM SIGCOMM 2017 First International Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM)
    Best Paper Award
  28. Fake it till you make it: Fishing for Catfishes[PDF]
    Walid Magdy, Yehia Elkhatib, Gareth Tyson, Sagar Joglekar, and Nishanth Sastry
    The 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)
  29. Wearing Many (Social) Hats: How Different are Your Different Social Network Personae?[PDF]
    Changtao Zhong, Hau-wen Chan, Dmytro Karamshu, Dongwon Lee, Nishanth Sastry
    The 11th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2017
  30. Identifying Partisan Slant in News Articles and Twitter during Political Crises[PDF]
    Dmytro Karamshuk, Tetyana Lokot, Oleksandr Pryymak and Nishanth Sastry
    Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Social Informatics
  31. Provisioning Cost-Effective Mobile Video Caching[PDF]
    Seyed Ehsan Ghoreishi, Vasilis Friderikos, Dmytro Karamshuk, Nishanth Sastry, and A. Hamid Aghvami
    IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2016
  32. Pinning Alone?: A Study of the Role of Social Ties on Pinterest[PDF]
    Changtao Zhong, Nicolas Kourtellis, Nishanth Sastry
    The 10th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2016
  33. Strengthening Weak Identities Through Inter-Domain Trust Transfer[PDF]
    Giridhari Venkatadri, Oana Goga, Changtao Zhong, Bimal Viswanath, Krishna Gummadi and Nishanth Sastry
    25th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2016
  34. Are people really social on Porn 2.0?[PDF]
    Gareth Tyson, Yehia Elkhatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig
    The 9th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2015
  35. Predicting Pinterest: Automating a distributed human computation[PDF]
    Changtao Zhong, Dmytro Karamshuk and Nishanth Sastry
    24th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2015
  36. Some Initial Results and Observations from a Series of Trials within the Ofcom TV White Spaces Pilot[PDF]
    Oliver Holland, Shuyu Ping, Nishanth Sastry, and 35 others.
    2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring
  37. Video-on-Demand Streaming of Long Duration Content using ISP-friendly Peer-assisted Content Delivery[PDF]
    Dmytro Karamshuk, Nishanth Sastry, Andrew Secker and Jigna Chandaria
  38. On Factors Affecting the Usage and Adoption of a Nation-wide TV Streaming Service[PDF]
    Dmytro Karamshuk, Nishanth Sastry, Andrew Secker and Jigna Chandaria
  39. A Series of Trials in the UK as part of the Ofcom TV White Spaces Pilot[PDF]
    Oliver Holland, Nishanth Sastry, Shuyu Ping, Pravir Chawdhry, Jean-Marc Chareau, James Bishop, Michele Bavaro, Emanuele Anguili, Raymond Knopp, Florian Kaltenberger, Dominique Nussbaum, Yue Gao, Juhani Hallio, Mikko Jakobsson, Jani Auranen, Reijo Ekman, Jarkko Paavola, Arto Kivinen, Rogerio Dionisio, Paulo Marques, Ha-Nguyen Tran, Kentaro Ishizu, Hiroshi Harada, Heikki Kokkinen, and Olli Luukkonen
    2014 1st IEEE International Workshop on Cognitive Cellular Systems - IEEE CCS 2014 (Special Session): Novel Spectrum Usage Paradigms for Cognitive Cellular Systems
  40. Social Bootstrapping: How Pinterest and Social Communities Benefit by Borrowing Links from Facebook[PDF]
    Changtao Zhong, Mostafa Salehi, Sunil Shah, Marius Cobzarenco, Nishanth Sastry and Meeyoung Cha
    23rd World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2014
  41. Demystifying Porn 2.0: A Look into a Major Adult Video Streaming Website[PDF]
    Gareth Tyson, Yehia Elkhatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig
    Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2013
  42. Sharing the Loves: Understanding the How and Why of Online Content Curation[PDF] Invited post on Crowd Research Blog
    Changtao Zhong, Sunil Shah, Karthik Sundaravadivelan and Nishanth Sastry
    The 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2013
  43. Understanding and decreasing the network footprint of over-the-top on-demand delivery of TV content[PDF] [Talk (pptx)] KCL News Coverage
    Gianfranco Nencioni, Nishanth Sastry, Jigna Chandaria and Jon Crowcroft
    22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2013
  44. IARank: Ranking Users on Twitter in Near Real-time, Based on their Information Amplification Potential[PDF] [Talk (pptx)]
    Rafael Cappelletti and Nishanth Sastry
    2012 ASE International Conference on Social Informatics
    Among top 3% of papers. Selected for journal publication
  45. A Survey of Mobility in Information-Centric Networks: Challenges and Research Directions[PDF]
    Gareth Tyson, Nishanth Sastry, Ivica Rimac, Ruben Cuevas and Andrea Mauthe
    ACM MobiHoc Workshop on. Emerging Name-Oriented Mobile Networking Design (NOM 2012)
  46. Social Media - are they underpinned by social or interest-based interactions?[PDF]
    Katarzyna Musial and Nishanth Sastry
    4th Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners (SIMPLEX), co-located with WWW'2012
  47. How To Tell Head From Tail in User-generated Content Corpora[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry
    The 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2012 (short paper)
  48. SpinThrift: Saving energy in viral workloads[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry and Jon Crowcroft
    SIGCOMM Green Networking Workshop, 2010
    Talk: (To appear).
  49. Real world routing using virtual world information[PDF]
    Pan Hui and Nishanth Sastry
    2009 IEEE SocialCom Workshop on Leveraging Social Patterns for Security, Privacy and Network Architectures (SP4SPNA09)
  50. Buzztraq: Predicting geographical access patterns of social cascades using social networks[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry, Eiko Yoneki and Jon Crowcroft
    Eurosys Social Network Systems Workshop, 2009.
    Talk: .key, .pdf
  51. Delivery Properties of Human Social Networks[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry, Karen Sollins and Jon Crowcroft
    INFOCOM 2009 Miniconference
    Talk: .key, .pdf
  52. Architecting Citywide Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Access[PDF]
    Nishanth Sastry, Jon Crowcroft and Karen Sollins
    HotNets, 2007
    Talk: [ppt]
  53. Disseminating Expertise in Social Networks[PDF (local)], (IBM Research)
    Nishanth Sastry
    HotWeb, 2006
  54. A Theory of Window-Based Unicast Congestion Control
    Nishanth R. Sastry and Simon S. Lam
    In IEEE ICNP 2002
  55. Multi-purpose Web Server and API for Web-enabling Compute- intensive Applications
    Nishanth R. Sastry, Nagendra Subramanya, Sarvesha Yellappareddy, and Gopal Srinivasan
    34th Annual Convention of the Computer Society of India. Tata McGraw-Hill Publications, November 1999
    Best student paper award
  56. A Time-stamp based extension to the Isarithmic Congestion Avoidance Scheme for Incorporating Soft Real-time traffic in Internetworks
    Nishanth R. Sastry and Hemanth T. Dattatreya.
    In Proc. Cyberia'99. IEEE Student Branch, S.J. College of Engineering, Mysore, India. May 1999.
    Best paper award


    (All the patents below derive from my work at IBM, and they hold the rights to the inventions)

  57. Advanced discussion thread management using a tag-based categorization system[link]
    Nishanth Sastry and Alexander Kordun
    US Patent No. 7,962,555, Granted 2011
  58. Computer Method and Apparatus for Parameterized Semantic Templates with Type Annotation[link]
    Nishanth Sastry and Steven Ross and Daniel Gruen and Susanne Hupfer
    US Patent No. 7,885,973, Granted 2011
  59. Computer method and apparatus for graphical inquiry specification with progressive summary[link]
    Steven Ross and Nishanth Sastry and Daniel Gruen and Susanne Hupfer and John Patterson and James Christensen and Stephen Levy
    US Patent No. 7,877,367, Granted 2011
  60. Method for Nested Categorization using Factorizationlink
    Nishanth Sastry
    US Patent No. 7,487,143, Granted 2009
  61. Method of retrieving records from a database[link]
    Nishanth Sastry
    US Patent No. 7,325,004, Granted 2008

    There are several other patent applications pending with the US Patents and Trademarks Office.

    General Articles

  62. Nuances of the Java 5.0 for-each loop [link]
    Nishanth Sastry, O'Reilly and Sun Microsystems, Publishers. Nov 2006.
  63. Deriving the visitor pattern[link]
    Nishanth Sastry.
    Java Developer's Journal, 10(11): 26--28, Oct 2005
  64. Visualize your data with gnuplot[link]
    Nishanth Sastry
    IBM developerWorks. July 2004