Florida International University
Hailu Xu is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Florida International University (FIU). He is working under the direction of Dr. Liting Hu in the Elves Lab. His research interests are in the Operating System, Cloud Computing, and Big Data System.
The huge amount of social spam from large-scale social networks has been a common phenomenon in the world. The majority of former research focused on improving the efficiency of identifying social spam from a limited size of data in the algorithm side, however, few of them target on the data correlations among large-scale distributed social spam and utilize the benefits from the system side. In this paper, we propose a new scalable system, named SpamHunter, which can utilize the spam correlations from distributed data sources to enhance the performance of large-scale social spam detection. It identifies the correlated social spam from various distributed servers/sources through DHT-based hierarchical functional trees. These functional trees act as bridges among data servers/sources to aggregate, exchange, and communicate the updated and newly emerging social spam with each other. Furthermore, by processing the online social logs instantly, it allows online streaming data to be processed in a distributed manner, which reduces the online detection latency and avoids the inefficiency of out-dated spam posts.