Welcome to my personal webspace

I am an assistant professor at the Department of New Media and Communications of the National University of Singapore.

A computational social scientist by training, I am interested in understanding the relationship between digital technologies and human behavior. I hold a PhD 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 journals such as Journal of Communication and Political Communication, as well as in popular media such as The Washington Post. To learn more, check out the Research section of this website.

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.