Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Web Alter-Egos Google Focused Award

Participants : George Giakkoupis, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Nupur Mittal, Javier Olivares.

Duration: Sep. 2013 - Sep. 2015; Coordinator: Inria and EPFL.

This project addresses the problem of extracting the alter-egos of a Web user, namely profiles of like-minded users who share similar interests, across various Internet applications, in real time and in the presence of high dynamics. Beyond their intrinsic social interest, the profiles of alter-egos of a user are crucial to identify a personalized slice of the Internet that can be leveraged to personalize the Web navigation of that user. The expected outcome of the project is a generic architecture of a Web-Alter-Ego service that can run on various devices and use, as well as be used for, various Web applications.