Under review

Note: Pre-prints available on request.

  • Tiplines to Combat Misinformation on Encrypted Platforms: A Case Study of the 2019 Indian Election on WhatsApp with Ashkan Kazemi, Devin Gaffney, Gautam Shahi, and Scott Hale.
  • Social Media Narratives on Conflict from Northern Syria with Erin Walk, Elizabeth Parker-Magyar, Ahmet Akbiyik and Fotini Christia.
  • What Circulates on Partisan WhatsApp in India?: Insights from an Unusual Dataset with Simon Chauchard.
  • Detecting and Characterising Spam on WhatsApp with Pushkal Agarwal, Aravindh Raman, Damiola Ibosiola, Nishanth Sastry and Gareth Tyson.

2021

  • Trend Alert: Manipulation of Twitter Trends Through Cross-Platform Coordination, with Maurice Jakesch, Mor Naaman and Dean Eckles, CSCW 2021. (paper)
  • Claim Matching Beyond English to Scale Global Fact-Checking, with Ashkan Kazemi, Devin Gaffney, and Scott Hale, ACL 2021. (paper,data)
  • Evolution of Individual Impact on Social Media, with Robert West, ICWSM 2021 (paper,data)
  • "Short is the Road that Leads from Fear to Hate": Fear Speech in Indian WhatsApp Groups with Punyajoy Saha, Binny Mathew, and Animesh Mukherjee, The Web Conference 2021 (paper,data).
  • Surfacing norms to increase vaccine acceptance with Alex Moehring, Avinash Collis, Amin Rahimian, Dean Eckles, and Sinan Aral (paper,data).
  • Decentralized yet Unifying: Digital Media and Solidarity Norms in Hong Kong's Anti-Extradition Movement, Brian Leung and Yuan Hsiao, The 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA 2021).
  • Global survey on COVID-19 beliefs, behaviors, and norms, with Alex Moehring, Avinash Collis, Amin Rahimian, Stella Babalola, Nina Gobat, Dominick Shattuck, Jeni Stolow, Dean Eckles, Sinan Aral. MIT Technical Report, (Website,Tech Report)
  • Political Polarization in Online News Consumption with Robert West, Rebecca Weiss, Tim Smith, ICWSM 2021 (paper).

2020

  • A First Look at COVID-19 Messages on WhatsApp in Pakistan. The 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (paper)
  • Characterising and Detecting Sponsored Influencer Posts on Instagram. The 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (paper)
  • Human Estimates of Body Measurements: Accuracy, Biases, and Mental Models. EPJ Data Science, Kirill Martynov, Kiran Garimella Robert West. (paper)
  • Darks and Stripes: Effects of Clothing on Weight Perception. IEEE Journal on Social Computing, Kirill Martynov, Kiran Garimella, Robert West. (paper)
  • Tracking global gender gaps in information technology using online data. ITU Digital Skills Insights 2020 Report, Florianne C.J. Verkroost, Ridhi Kashyap, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber and Emilio Zagheni(paper)
  • Can WhatsApp benefit from debunked fact-checked stories to reduce misinformation?. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review Journal, Julio Reis, Philipe Melo, Kiran Garimella, Fabricio Benevenuto (paper)
  • Images and misinformation in political groups: evidence from WhatsApp in India. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review Journal, Kiran Garimella, Dean Eckles (paper)
  • A Dataset of Fact-Checked Images Shared on WhatsApp During the Brazilian and Indian Elections. ICWSM 2020 (Dataset paper), Julio Reis, Philipe Melo, Kiran Garimella, Jussara Almeida, Dean Eckles, Fabricio Benevenuto (paper,data)
  • Characterising User Content on a Multi-Lingual Social Network. ICWSM 2020, Pushkal Agarwal, Kiran Garimella, Sagar Joglekar, Nishanth Sastry, Gareth Tyson (paper,data)
  • Urban Dictionary Embeddings for Slang NLP Applications, LREC 2020, Steve Wilson, Walid Magdy, Barbara McGillivray, Kiran Garimella, Gareth Tyson (paper)

2019

  • Can WhatsApp Counter Misinformation by Limiting Message Forwarding?. Complex Networks 2019, Philipe Melo, Carolina Vieira, Kiran Garimella, Pedro de Melo, Fabricio Benevenuto (paper)
  • Hot Streaks on Social Media. ICWSM 2019, Kiran Garimella, Robert West (paper, slides)
  • WhatsApp Monitor: A Fact-Checking System for WhatsApp. (Demo), ICWSM 2019, Philipe Melo, Johnnatan Messias, Gustavo Resende, Kiran Garimella, Kiran Garimella, Jussara Almeida, Fabricio Benevenuto (paper,demo)
  • Tools for WhatsApp data collection (Tutorial), ICWSM 2019, Kiran Garimella, Philipe Melo, Gareth Tyson, Jussara Almeida, Fabricio Benevenuto (slides, website)
  • Segregation and Sentiment: Estimating Refugee Segregation and Its Effects Using Digital Trace Data. Data4Refugees Challenge, Neal Marquez, Kiran Garimella, Ott Toomet, Ingmar Weber, Emilio Zagheni (paper)
  • Disinformation on Facebook -- A case study from Finland (tech report, not peer reviewed), Vili Ketonen, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis (paper)

2018

  • Polarization on Social Media, PhD Thesis, Kiran Garimella (thesis)
  • Studying Migrant Assimilation Through Facebook Interests (Short paper) SocInfo 2018, Antoine Dubois, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber (paper,poster)
  • WhatsApp Doc?: A First Look at WhatsApp Public Group Data (dataset paper) ICWSM 2018, Kiran Garimella, Gareth Tyson. (paper,slides)
  • Professional Gender Gaps Across US Cities (Short paper), ICWSM 2018, Karri Haranko, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber (paper,poster)
  • Political Discourse on Social Media: Echo Chambers, Gatekeepers, and the Price of Bipartisanship, WWW 2018, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)(In the Media)
  • Joint Non-negative Matrix Factorization for Learning Ideological Leaning on Twitter, WSDM 2018, Preeti Lahoti, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis. (paper,slides,website)

2017

  • Balancing Information Exposure on Social Networks, NIPS 2017, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis, Nikos Parotsidis, Nikolaj Tatti. (paper,poster,website,video)
  • Quantifying Controversy on Social Media, WSDM 2016, Transactions on Social Computing (TSC), Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)(In the Media).
  • Understanding Para Social Breakups on Twitter (Poster), WebScience 2017 (also at ICCSS 2017), Kiran Garimella, Jonathan Cohen, Ingmar Weber. (paper,poster)
  • The Effect of Collective Attention on Controversial Debates on Social Media, WebScience 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides,website) (Best student paper award)
  • Factors in Recommending Contrarian Content on Social Media (Short paper), WebScience 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)
  • Ad-blocking: A Study on Performance, Privacy and Counter-measures (Short paper), WebScience 2017, Kiran Garimella, Orestis Kostakis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides,website)
  • Polarization on Social Media (Tutorial), ICWSM 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (website,slides)
  • The Ebb and Flow of Controversial Debates on Social Media (Short paper), ICWSM 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,poster,website)
  • A Motif-based Approach for Identifying Controversy (Short paper), ICWSM 2017, Mauro Coletto, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis, Claudio Lucchese. (paper,poster)
  • A Long-Term Analysis of Polarization on Twitter (Short paper), ICWSM 2017 (also at ICCSS 2017), Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber. (paper,poster,website)
  • Media Attention to Science (Poster), WWW 2017, Kiran Garimella, Han Xiao. (paper,poster,website)
  • Understanding International Migration using Tensor Factorization (Poster), WWW 2017, Hieu Nguyen, Kiran Garimella. (paper,poster,website)
  • Exposing Twitter Users to Contrarian News (Demo), WWW 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,poster,Demo)
  • Balancing Opposing Views to Reduce Controversy, WSDM 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (Best student paper award) (paper,slides,poster) (In the Media)
  • 2016

  • Discovering the Network Backbone from Traffic Activity Data, PAKDD 2016/Journal of Data Science and Analytics 2016, Kiran Garimella, Sanjay Chawla, Aristides Gionis, Dominic Tsang. (Inivted for the journal track,paper,slides)
  • Quote RTs on Twitter: Usage of the New Feature for Political Discourse (Short paper), ACM WebScience 2016 (also at ICCSS 2016), Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Munmun De Choudhury. (paper,slides)
  • Social Media Image Analysis for Public Health (Short paper), CHI 2016, Kiran Garimella, Aboud Alfayad, Ingmar Weber. (paper,poster,data)
  • Exploring Controversy on Twitter (Demo), CSCW 2016, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,Demo,poster)
  • Quantifying Controversy on Social Media, WSDM 2016, Transactions on Social Computing (TSC), Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)(In the Media).
  • 2015

  • Scalable Facility Location for Massive Graphs on Pregel-like Systems, CIKM 2015, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Mauro Sozio. (paper,slides)
  • 2014

  • From ``I love you babe'' to ``leave me alone'' - Romantic Relationship Breakups on Twitter, SocInfo 2014 (also at ICCSS 2015), Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Sonya Dal Cin. (paper,slides) (Nominated for Best paper, Best Presentation Award) (In the Media).
  • Co-Following on Twitter (Short paper), ACM Hypertext 2014, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber. (paper)
  • Gender Asymmetries in Reality and Fiction: The Bechdel Test of Social Media, ICWSM 2014, David Garcia, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper,slides) (In the Media).
  • Who Watches (and Shares) What on YouTube? And When? Using Twitter to Understand YouTube Viewership, WSDM 2014, Adiya Abisheva, Kiran Garimella, David Garcia, Ingmar Weber. (paper)
  • Giving is Caring: Understanding Online Donation behavior through Email, ACM CSCW 2014. Yelena Mejova, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Michael Dougal. (paper,slides)
  • Inferring International and Internal Migration Patterns from Twitter Data, Web Science workshop at WWW 2014, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, and Bogdan State. (paper) (In the Media)
  • Using Co-Following for Out-of-Context Twitter Friend Recommendation (Demo) , ICWSM 2014, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper)
  • Visualizing User-Defined, Discriminative Geo-Temporal Twitter Activity (Demo), ICWSM 2014, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper, Demo1, Demo2)
  • FAST: Forecast and Analytics of Social Media and Traffic (Demo), ACM CSCW 2014, Kiran Garimella, Carlos Castillo. (paper, Demo)
  • 2013

  • Secular vs. Islamist Polarization in Egypt on Twitter, ASONAM 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Alaa Batayneh. (paper) (In the Media)
  • #Egypt: Visualizing Islamist vs. Secular Tension on Twitter (Demo), ASONAM 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper)
  • Inferring Audience Partisanship for YouTube Videos (Poster), WWW 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Erik Borra. (paper)
  • Political Hashtag Trends (Short paper), ECIR 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Asmelash Teka. (paper)
  • Political Hashtag Hijacking in the U.S. (Poster), WWW 2013, Asmelash Teka, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber. (paper)
  • 2012

  • Mining Web Query Logs to analyze political issues, ACM WebScience 2012, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Erik Borra. (paper)
  • Political Search Trends (Demo), SIGIR 2012, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Erik Borra. (paper)
  • 2011

  • Towards Multi-Document Summarization of Scientific Articles:Making Interesting Comparisons with SciSumm, Workshop on Automatic Summarization for Different Genres, Media, and Language at ACL 2011. Nitin Agarwal, Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Carolyn Rose. (paper)
  • SciSumm: A Multi-Document Summarization System for Scientific Articles (Demo), ACL 2011. Nitin Agarwal, Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Carolyn Rose. (paper)
  • Load Prediction and Hot Spot Detection Models for Autonomic Cloud Computing, UCC 2011. Prasad Saripalli, Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Nitin Bindal. (paper)
  • 2010

  • Frequent Itemset based Hierarchical Document Clustering using Wikipedia as External Knowledge, KES 2010. Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Vikram Pudi. (paper, Masters Thesis)
  • Evolutionary Clustering using Frequent Itemsets, StreamKDD workshop, KDD 2010. Ravi Shankar, Kiran Garimella, Vikram Pudi. (paper)
  • Document Clustering using Various External Knowledge Sources, Masters Thesis. Kiran Garimella. (link)
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