Welcome to my personal webspace

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Communications and New Media 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 or is forthcoming in reputed journals such as Journal of Communication, Political Communication, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Scientific Reports, and Social Networks 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.

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