Welcome to my personal webspace

I am a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania where I am advised by Dr. Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon. I am a member of the DiMeNet research group and the DIG working group.

My area of research, broadly construed, is computational social science. To learn more, check out the Research section.

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.

I have 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.

I make up for not being very physically active by watching sports. I follow Formula 1, and am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club. Yes, it’s football, not soccer.

I love to read, write, cook, and listen to podcasts, not necessarily in that order.