I am a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, working with Prof. Jure Leskovec. My research lies at the intersection of machine learning, data mining, and computational social science. I focus on characterizing, modeling, and mining large scale data for knowledge extraction and discovery.
My PhD dissertation (Computer Science, University of Maryland) was awarded the prestigious SIGKDD 2018 dissertation award runners-up and Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Award. Prior to that, I was awarded Dr. BC Roy Gold Medal by IIT, Kharagpur.
My complete publication list: Google Scholar
NEW! Thrilled to recieve the 2018 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award runners-up!
NEW! Survey paper "False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey" is now available here. It will appear in the book Social Media Analytics: Advances and Applications, by CRC Press, 2018.
Press: What Reddit Tells Us About Political Coalitions and Conflicts (The Atlantic), Most Reddit battles are started by 1 percent of communities (Engadget), Tiny percent of Reddit communities spark majority of conflicts (CNET), One Percent of Subreddits Are Responsible for Most of the Raids on Reddit (VICE), and more by Inverse, TheNextWeb, theregister.co.uk
Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
Press: Sock puppet accounts unmasked by the way they write and post (New Scientist), Tool unmasks online puppeteers (New Scientist, print version), Spotting sockpuppets with science (TechCrunch), Sock Puppet Accounts on the Internet Getting You Down? Here’s How to Spot Them (WOWscience)
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