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

  • May 2015: AAAI ICWSM paper with Craig Evans & Jinseok Kim on "Impact of entity disambiguation errors on social network properties."
  • May 2015; ICA preconference on social and semantic network analysis at ICA 2015, Puerto Rico
  • 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"

Upcoming ConText workshops:

  • University of Bremen, Germany (Jun 19, 2015)
  • Sunbelt (Brighton, UK, Jun 23 2015)
  • Saint Petersburg State University, Russia (Jul 2015)
  • Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC (Aug 2015)