I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers university. Prior to that, I was the Michael Hammer Post-doc at the Institute for Data, Society and Systems at MIT. Prior to that I spent a year working with Prof. Robert West in the Data science lab. I finished my PhD at Aalto University, Helsinki, under the supervision of Prof. Aris Gionis. My PhD thesis was on identifying and countering online filter bubbles using algorithmic techniques. My broad research interests include Social Computing, Computational Social Science, Graphs, Data Mining, and Machine Learning.
Before starting my PhD, I worked at Yahoo Research and Qatar Computing Research Institute for a few years (more here). I completed my Masters (by research) and Bachelors (Honours) in Computer Science from IIIT-Hyderabad under the supervision of Prof. Vikram Pudi.
During my research career, I've been fortunate enough to work on a wide range of topics, including Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Distributed Computing, and Computational Social Science. I've also been involved in many inter disciplinary projects, invovling social scientists, psychologists, political scientists, journalists and demographers (See publications). My work has been covered extensively in the international media.
first.last @ rutgers.edu
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