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.
- Mar 2023: Talking about ChatGPT on the CNM Podcast. Read more…
- Feb 2023: Interview by Freethink about nostr and Web 3.0. Read more…
- Jan 2023: SICSS (Summer Institute Computational Social Science)-Singapore returns. Grad students, postdocs, early career faculty are welcome to apply!
- Jan 2023: New publication in Journal of Communication. Read more…
- Sep 2022: New publication in Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking. Read more…
- Aug 2022: I delivered an invited lecture on Data Storytelling for Business. Read more…
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 as well as interdisciplinary venues such as Scientific Reports, and Social Networks. I have also written about my research for popular media such as The Washington Post and The Indian Express, and my work has received international media coverage as well. To learn more, check out the Research section of this website. 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.