About

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I am a postdoctoral associate at MIT and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. I work under Professor Deb Roy in the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab. My main interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning and network science. I use my background in these areas to study and model complex systems such as social networks. Currently I study the formation and propagation of information and misinformation on social networks, with an emphasis on Twitter. In 2015 and 2016, I was the technical director of the Electome project, leading a team of graduate students working on algorithms for automatic analysis of election-related content on social media. For my Ph.D., at the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT, I developed algorithms for automatic detection and verification of rumors on social media. In the past as a member of the Cognitive Machines group, I worked on the language, vision and planning subsystems of an interactive physical robot that learned to communicate in human-like ways. I was also involved with studying and modeling the underlying processes involved in child language acquisition by analyzing behavior in massive audio-video corpora. My work has been published in numerous journals and international conferences such as: ACM TKDD, Connection Science, ACL, ACM SIGCHI, ACM/IEEE HRI, ACM ICMI, ACM SIGIR, ACM WWW, AAAI ICWSM, Interspeech, Social Informatics (SocInfo), Journal of Child Language, and CogSci. I received my Ph.D., M.Sc, and Sc.B. from MIT in 2015, 2010, and 2008 respectively.