About

I am a postdoctoral associate working with Professor Deb Roy in the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab. I study and model the behavior of highly connected, complex and massive communication systems such as social networks. My main interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning and network science. In the past year, I have been 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 prestigious journals and international conferences such as: Connection Science, ACM SIGCHI, ACM/IEEE HRI, ACM ICMI, ACM SIGIR, AAAI ICWSM, Interspeech, Social Informatics (SocInfo), and CogSci. I received my Ph.D., M.Sc, and Sc.B. from MIT in 2015, 2010, and 2008 respectively.