Shaan Chopra

Shaan Chopra
University of Maryland, College Park | UMD, UMCP, University of Maryland College Park · College of Information Studies

Bachelor of Technology

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Final year undergraduate student at IIIT Delhi, pursuing computer science and engineering. Currently working in: ICTD, HCI for health and education, social computing, and Biometrics.

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In the last one decade, the usage and capabilities of smartphones have increased multifold. To keep data and devices secure, fingerprint and face recognition-based unlocking are gaining popularity. However, the additional cost of installing fingerprint sensors on smartphones questions the use of fingerprints. Alternatively, finger-selfie, an image...
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Social network and publishing platforms, such as Twitter, support the concept of a secret proprietary verification process, for handles they deem worthy of platform-wide public interest. In line with significant prior work which suggests that possessing such a status symbolizes enhanced credibility in the eyes of the platform audience, a verified b...
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Understanding the sensing context of raw data is crucial for assessing the quality of large crowdsourced spatiotemporal datasets. Detecting sensing contexts in the wild is a challenging task and requires features from smartphone sensors that are not always available. In this paper, we propose three heuristic algorithms for detecting sensing context...
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Social network and publishing platforms, such as Twitter, support the concept of a secret proprietary verification process, for handles they deem worthy of platform-wide public interest. In line with significant prior work which suggests that possessing such a status symbolizes enhanced credibility in the eyes of the platform audience, a verified b...
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Social network and publishing platforms, such as Twitter, support the concept of verification. Verified accounts are deemed worthy of platform-wide public interest and are separately authenticated by the platform itself. There have been repeated assertions by these platforms about verification not being tantamount to endorsement. However, a signifi...
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Menstruation has long remained a conversational taboo across India, resulting in inadequate dissemination of menstrual health education (MHE). Menstrupedia, a digital platform designed for an Indian audience, aims to bridge this information gap to impart MHE via its website and comic. We contribute a study of Menstrupedia---the information exchange...
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The Blue Whale Challenge is a series of self-harm causing tasks that are propagated via online social media under the disguise of a "game." The list of tasks must be completed in a duration of 50 days and they cause both physical and mental harm to the player. The final task is to commit suicide. The game is supposed to be administered by people ca...

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