About Me

I am a lecturer in the Computer Science department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact
Email: nlf4 [at] pitt.edu
Phone: 1-412-624-8401
Office: Computer Science Department
University of Pittsburgh
210 S. Bouquet St.
6313 Sennott Square
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Teaching

Summer 2017:

CS/COE 1520: Programming Languages for Web Applications
CS 1555/2055: Database Management Systems
+ Publications

Refereed Conference Papers

[C14a] Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, Panos K. Chrysanthis, and Ting Yu, "PAQO: Preference-Aware Query Optimization for Decentralized Database Systems", in Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2014), March 2014.
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[C11a] Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, Panos K. Chrysanthis, and Ting Yu, "Don't Reveal My Intension: Protecting User Privacy Using Declarative Preferences during Distributed Query Processing", in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 16th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2011), September 2011.
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Extended version available as [T11a].
[C09a] José Brustoloni, Nicholas L. Farnan, Ricardo Villamarín-Salomón, and David Kyle, "Efficient Detection of Bots in Subscribers' Computers", in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009), June 2009.
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[C08a] Peter Djalaliev, Muhammad A. Jamshed, Nicholas L. Farnan, and José Brustoloni, "Sentinel: Hardware-Accelerated Mitigation of Bot-Based DDoS Attacks", in Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2008), August 2008.
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Refereed Workshop Publications

[W10a] Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, and Ting Yu, "Investigating Privacy-Aware Distributed Query Evaluation", in Proceedings of the Ninth ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2010), October 2010.
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Refereed Demonstrations

[D13b] Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, Panos K. Chrysanthis, and Ting Yu, "PAQO: A Preference-Aware Query Optimizer for PostgreSQL", Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2013), August 2013.
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[D13a] Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, Panos K. Chrysanthis, and Ting Yu, "Enabling Intensional Access Control via Preference-aware Query Optimization", in Proceedings of the 18th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT 2013), June 2013.
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Technical Reports

[T11a] Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, Panos K. Chrysanthis, and Ting Yu, "Don't Reveal My Intension: Protecting User Privacy Using Declarative Preferences during Distributed Query Processing", in University of Pittsburgh Department of Computer Science Technical Report No. TR-11-179, October 2011.
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Extended version of [C11a].
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