Kifle Woldu

Kifle  Woldu
MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: David R. Karger
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Computer Systems
Years: 2017-2018
Research Project Title:

Personalized Web Page Recommendations using Browsing Activity

abstract:We propose to extend Eyebrowse, a web-browser extension that gathers information about web-browsing activities and shares that information (under the users' control) with others for mutual benefit. Potential applications we hope to also explore include: discovering interesting new web sites based on users' friends' browsing activity, improving web navigation by blazing trails to the important parts of websites, supporting chance encounters when users and their friends are visiting the same website, browsing the web collaboratively, identifying missing links between pages, reporting on global web-activity trends, tagging sites and pages according to the interests of people who visit them, and whatever other exciting applications that emerge.
About:

“I wanted to do SuperUROP to apply my acquired knowledge working on an interesting year-long research project. Going forward, I look forward to realizing the numerous useful applications browser activity data has to offer and applying my application and user interface development skills.”