All team members of quuxlabs are actively involved in research activities, covering areas such as information security, Web science, information retrieval and bioinformatics.

SPEAR Ranking Algorithm

Michael and Albert have developed the SPEAR ranking algorithm for ranking users in social networks by their expertise and influence within the community.

SPEAR: implicit endorsement of user activity in communities - "discoverers" versus "followers"

Our work on SPEAR has been covered by international press and news media, including Technology Review and Communications of the ACM as well as the world’s top technology blogs such as ReadWriteWeb. We have been also very happy that Yahoo! invited us to write a featured article about SPEAR, considering that we used its social bookmarking service as data source for our scientific experiments.

For developers and researchers alike, we provide a reference implementation of SPEAR as free and open source software.

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