I am a postdoctoral researcher at Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Duncan Watts. Before, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Information Science Institue, working with Emilio Ferara. I also contribute as a researcher at the CU CyberSafety Research Center. I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder and worked in Danaher Labs in 2015-2017 as a Data Scientist.
My research interests lie at the interface of computational social science, statistical inference and applied machine learning, wherein I am interested in questions around making sense of human behavior. I am motivated by how advances in sensing technology and the availability of large-scale online social data, coupled with computational methods can help us answer fundamental questions varying from wellbeing and affect to misbehavior. My research agenda makes extensive use of applied machine learning, applied statistics, social and behavioral science, and human-centered approaches.
My work is inherently interdisciplinary and I collaborates with sociologists, economists, psychologist, and bio-engineers to understand for example how predictive human behavior is from biological signals such as heart activity or from social activity such as online media usage. To complement this agenda, I also study issues of geralizeability and fairness in longitudinal and observational studies, which are important concerns when working on decision making and human subjects.