CSC News

July 30, 2019

Robocalls Have a New Enemy

Dr. Bradley Reaves, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $174,999 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “CRII:  SaTC:  Techniques for Measuring and Characterizing Robocalls.”


The award will run from May 1, 2019 to April 31, 2021.


Abstract – Robocalls are unwanted spam calls, and consumers are plagued by billions of calls annually. These calls have significantly degraded the usefulness of the global telephone network. The goal of this project is to develop techniques to measure the prevalence and characteristics of robocalls.  This work will pave the way for a more trustworthy and useful phone network.


For more information on Dr. Reaves, click here.



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