About me

I’m a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. My research is broadly on computational social science and social computing. I am intrigued by how real world factors such as social and cultural biases shape the online space. I use large scale data analysis and machine learning on online behavioral data to better understand how we behave and operate both online and offline. I’m advised by Ceren Budak and Paul Resnick.

Before starting my PhD, I worked at Doximity, a social network for medical professionals, as a data scientist for a few years. I have a Masters degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University where I worked with Huan Liu on detecting sarcasm. Before that, I completed my Bachelors degree in Computer Science from VIT University, India during which time I worked with Ponnurangam Kumaraguru at IIIT Delhi on detecting phishing attacks.

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What’s new?

  • June 2019: Very happy to receive the Best Paper Award for our work on caste attitudes in marriage. Check out the paper. More excitingly, the work was also picked up by a few mainstream news agencies including The Times of India.
  • April 2019: Excited to have contributed to “Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Brownness in South East Michigan”, an art installation. Check out the exhibit at the Hatcher Library Gallery this month!
  • April 2019: Full paper on factors that affect caste attitudes in India and the Indian diaspora in the US accepted at ICWSM’19!
  • February 2019: Confirmed, going to be working with Joyojeet Pal at Microsoft Research, Bengaluru during the summer!