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I am an assistant research professor at College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University. I have been a postdoctoral research fellow at Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University and College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University.
I am interested in studying social and political networks, as well as computational and visualization methods for network data mining. My work has focused on large-scale community dynamics, high-dimensional social information summarization and representation. I am currently working with Dr. David Lazer on understanding the structural and dynamical aspects of human communities related to political choices and under unfamiliar situations.
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a concentration in Arts Media and Engineering from Arizona State University, where I worked with my advisor Dr. Hari Sundaram and Dr. Aisling Kelliher. My Ph.D. work focused on extracting human communities that collaborate around certain topics or shared media artifacts. I have proposed matrix and tensor based techniques for analyzing community structures and evolutions in time-varying heterogeneous social networks, and developed visualizations to support community discovery in the context of everyday social media use.here.