I’m a Data Scientist and PhD Candidate in Technology and Social Behaviour, a joint program in computer science and communication at Northwestern University. I work with Professor Ágnes Horvát in the Lab on Innovation, Networks, and Knowledge (LINK) where we strive to understand and predict group behavior in networks and socio-technical systems. My research devises innovative ways to support fair, robust, and reliable collective decision-making in complex online settings. I use theory-driven investigations that rely on mining Big Data about human interactions and behavior, online experiments and surveys, novel statistical modeling frameworks (e.g., combining network science with machine learning techniques), crowdsourcing, and text analysis. The core contributions of my work are relevant for Computational Social Science, Network Science, Social Computing, and increasingly for Machine Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication. My contributions in these areas are demonstrated by presentations in prime venues such as the International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), the Network Science Society (NetSci), International Communication Association (ICA) and several well received submissions at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publication venues that focus on relevant areas of study. Examples include conferences on Web Science, Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Collective Intelligence. My work is generously funded by a Presidential Fellowship from Northwestern University.
May, 2022: I will be presenting our work on “A Network-Based Approach to Understanding Signalling and Irrational Herding Behaviour Online” at the hybrid 72nd Annual ICA Conference, One World, One Network?, to be held in Paris, France on 26-30 May 2022.
April, 2022: 4 papers accepted at the 8th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) to be held at Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago from July 19-22, 2022.