I am an assistant professor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and an affiliate at the Department of Computer Science. I got my PhD from Carnegie Mellon, School of Computer Science.

My research is at the nexus of network analysis, natural language processing and machine learning. In my lab, we develop and advance computational solutions that help people to better understand the interplay and co-evolution of information and socio-technical networks. We bring our solutions into real-world context to solve here and now problems - currently mainly related to impact assessment.

News and Highlights

  • Apr 2015: NCSA fellowship for "Predictive Modeling for Impact Assessment"
  • Apr 2015: grant from FORD Foundation for Computational Impact Assessment
  • Apr 2015: grant from IMO for "Predictive modeling for detection and classification of medical entities and facts"
  • Apr 2015: grant from KISTI to work on "Modeling of nation-scale scientific collaboration networks and entity disambiguation"