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 and the Information Trust Institute. 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 theoretically-grounded, computational methods and technologies that help 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 and medical informatics. Besides these domains, I am particularly interested in covert networks and covert information.
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