I am a senior research scientist in Computational Social Science at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Duncan Watts. Before, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Information Sciences Institute, 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 data, coupled with computational methods can help us answer fundamental questions varying from wellbeing and affect to polarization and echo chambers. My research agenda makes extensive use of applied machine learning, applied statistics, social, behavioral and political science, and human-centered approaches.
Working with me
I am looking for motivated grads and undergrads all the time. Please apply here if you are interested in joing the lab as RA.