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 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 journals of international repute such as Journal of Communication, Political Communication, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Scientific Reports, and Social Networks. I have also written about my research for popular media outlets such as The Washington Post and The Indian Express. 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.

I am also the co-organizer of the Singapore chapter of the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science (SICSS) starting from 2022. If you’re a graduate student, postdoc, or an untenured early career faculty and have a more than passing interest in the intersection of social science and data science, consider applying!

In a previous life, I wrote code for analytics start-ups in India. 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.

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.