I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and MIT Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS) hosted by Prof. Roger Levy. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) and The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University working with Prof. Dashun Wang. I received my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, where I was advised by Prof. Animesh Mukherjee. I was also the recipient of IBM PhD Fellowship and Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowship Award.
My research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area of Social Data Science, where I investigate the mechanisms and dynamics of complex social systems. My research on social media focuses on understanding how various sociolinguistic phenomena emerge, are adopted; used and misused. I have contributed in understanding the detection of hate content, misinformation and adoption of mitigation strategies to stop spread of negativity on social media platforms.
I am also interested in the broad areas of Science of Science where I study the global landscape of scientific research funding, publications and their interplay; risk taking behavior, the impact of success or failure on professional career, and various aspects of Open Science Communication – Citation bias and inclusivity, Open Peer Review etc.
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, 2018
MS in Computer Science and Engineering, 2014
BTech in Computer Science and Engineering, 2011