I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences (the iSchool) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I got my PhD from Carnegie Mellon, School of Computer Science, in "Computation, Organizations and Society" (now Societal Computing).
In my group, we integrate and advance methods from Social Network Analysis (SNA), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and MachineLearning (ML) with theories from the social sciences and linguistics to answer substantive questions. Using this mixed methods and mixed data perspective, we 1) validate social network theories in contemporary settings, 2) study consequences of limitations of data provenance and data quality at scale, and 3) assess the impact of information on people. You can find my CV here.
In my lab, we conduct research in the following areas:
- Computational Social Science
Perform large-scale data analysis to discover patterns of social behavior
- Human-Centered Data Science
Leverage large-scale data analysis while considering social contexts and ethical concerns
- Network Science
Model and understand the complexity of connections between people, information, and technologies
- Impact Assessment
Measuring the impact of information on people, communities and society
News and Highlights from our lab
- Jan 2018: Call for Submissions: 1st Workshop on Computational Impact Detection from Text Data , due January 28, 2018
- Jan 2018: Call for Proposal: The 3rd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2018), due February 1, 2018
- Jan 2018: Call for Abstracts: Words and Networks Session at Sunbelt 2018, due February 1, 2018