Welcome to my personal webspace

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Communications and New Media and a principal investigator at Centre for Trusted Internet and Community of the National University of Singapore.

Updates

  • Feb 2024: SICSS (Summer Institute Computational Social Science)-Singapore returns. Grad students, postdocs, early career faculty are welcome to apply!
  • Feb 2024: Talking about the power of platforms on the Computational Communication Science podcast. Read more…
  • Jan 2024: I am co-organising a one day ICA preconference on Journalism and Computation. Read more…
  • Nov 2023: I delivered an invited webinar at A*STAR (Agency for Science and Technology Research). Read more…
  • Oct 2023: I delivered a seminar at the NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community. Read more…
  • Sep 2023: Researching computational methods X Journalism? Apply for our ICA preconference and visit us in Singapore on the way to ICA. Read more…
  • Sep 2023: I delivered an invited webinar on AI and Society at IIM-Bangalore. Read more…
  • Aug 2023: I delivered an invited webinar on AI and Data Analytics for Positive Change. Read more…
  • Apr 2023: New publication in Journal of Communication. Read more…
  • Mar 2023: Talking about ChatGPT on the CNM Podcast. Read more…
  • Feb 2023: Interview by Freethink about nostr and Web 3.0. Read more…

About Me

A computational social scientist by training, I study the dynamics of audience behavior on online platforms, and the effects they have on audiences at both, a macro, as well as a micro-level. I hold a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania where I was advised by Dr. Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon. My research has appeared in international social science journals such as Journal of Communication, Political Communication, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Information, Communication and Society as well as interdisciplinary venues such as Scientific Reports, and Social Networks. For a full list of my publications, visit my Google Scholar page.

My interest in the field of computational social science stems largely from my love for Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy from a very young age. As a result, I generally tend to ponder ways in which large scale social phenomena can be usefully and formally modeled.

Research aside, I teach quantitative methods for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as develop and teach data communication courses for the MSocSci (Communication) program at NUS. You can check out the Teaching section of this website for further details.

In a previous life, I wrote code for analytics start-ups in India. Before my Ph.D., I completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, India, and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.

In my spare time, I read, write, cook, listen to podcasts, and watch sports. I enjoy following Formula 1, and support Arsenal Football Club with an aching heart.

All views and opinions expressed on this webpage are mine and do not represent the views of any employer, past or present.