I am a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, working with Jure Leskovec. My research lies in domains of graph and data mining, computational social science, and machine learning. I focus on characterizing, modeling, and mining large scale data for knowledge extraction and discovery.
I got my PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland in May, 2017, where I was awarded the Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Award. Prior to that, I got my B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in July, 2013, and was awarded Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Gold Medal.
My complete publication list: Google Scholar
NEW! Survey paper "False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey" is 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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