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  1. Due to the prevalence and severe consequences of cyberbullying, numerous research works have focused on mining and analyzing social network data to understand cyberbullying behavior and then using the gathered insights to develop accurate classifiers to detect cyberbullying. Some recent works have been proposed to leverage the detection classifiers in a centralized cyberbullying detection system and send notifications to the concerned authority whenever a person is perceived to be victimized. However, two concerns limit the effectiveness of a centralized cyberbullying detection system. First, a centralized detection system gives a uniform severity level of alerts to everyone, even though individual guardiansmore »might have different tolerance levels when it comes to what constitutes cyberbullying. Second, the volume of data being generated by old and new social media makes it computationally prohibitive for a centralized cyberbullying detection system to be a viable solution. In this work, we propose BullyAlert, an android mobile application for guardians that allows the computations to be delegated to the hand-held devices. In addition to that, we incorporate an adaptive classification mechanism to accommodate the dynamic tolerance level of guardians when receiving cyberbullying alerts. Finally, we include a preliminary user analysis of guardians and monitored users using the data collected from BullyAlert usage.« less
  2. We prove a conditional theorem on the positivity of the Lyapunov exponent for a Schrödinger cocycle over a skew-shift base with a cosine potential and the golden ratio as frequency. For coupling below $1$ , which is the threshold for Herman’s subharmonicity trick, we formulate three conditions on the Lyapunov exponent in a finite but large volume and on the associated large-deviation estimates at that scale. Our main results demonstrate that these finite-size conditions imply the positivity of the infinite-volume Lyapunov exponent. This paper shows that it is possible to make the techniques developed for the study of Schrödinger operatorsmore »with deterministic potentials, based on large-deviation estimates and the avalanche principle, effective.« less
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