I am currently a Research Scientist in AI Group at Dataminr.
Before this, I was a post-doc at Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University working with Rayid Ghani and Kit Rodolfa at the intersection of machine learning and public policy.
Previously, I was a PhD student in School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I was fortunate to be advised by Christos Faloutsos and Jürgen Pfeffer. My research was funded by CMU Presidential Fellowship and SNAP Fellowship.
I am a regular member of the PreCog research group @ IIIT-Delhi. Owe a lot of the skills I have obtained in research and development to them. They are a bunch of cool people doing amazing work to say the least.
Paper titled "This is Damn Slick! Estimating the Impact of Tweets on Open Source Project Popularity and New Contributors" won the Best Paper award at ICSE 2022 !!!
I am co-organizing a workshop on Social Media for Emergency Response. Check out the CFP here.
Paper on Popularity Shocks and their effect on User Behavior accepted at ICWSM-22. See you in Atlanta, GA !
I am co-organizing a Summer School on Computational Social Science - India edition. The goal is to study the nuances of computational social science from an Indian societal perspective; and learn and teach this to enthusiastic students.
Paper studying effect of link advertisement on social media On GitHub project dynamics accepted to ICSE 2022. (with Hongbo Fang, Jim Herbsleb and Bogdan Vasilescu).
Two papers discussing empirical tradeoffs between bias reduction and accuracy in high stakes public policy setting accepted at Nature Machine Intelligence and SIGKDD Explorations. TLDR: We find no tradeoffs as such in reducing bias and maintaining accuracy !!
Our work with Voter Protection Corps on identifying key counties which may face a shortage of poll-workers featured in multiple publishing houses [WESA, Fulcrum, CMU-Internal, Boston Herald, NewsBreak, TampaDispatch, KutAustin].
Paper on measuring information diffusion in open-source communities accepted at ESEC/FSE 2020.
Selected as Young Researcher for Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2020.
Selected Awards & Honors
Best Research Paper, ICSE 2022.
Best Research Paper, SIAM SDM 2019
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Young Researcher - 2020.
Snap Fellowship, 2018
Carnegie Mellon Presidential Fellowship, 2016
Best Student Research Paper, ASONAM 2015
SBP Data Challenge Award, 2014
Best Poster Award, SPS 2014
Best Paper Award, PSOSM workshop, co-located at WWW 2013.
Travel Grants - KDD, SDM, ICWSM, WebConf
Best Reviewer Award - ICWSM 2020, 2021
Best SPC Reviewer Award - ICWSM 2022