Phone: +1 848 932 7588
I direct the Behavioral Informatics Lab at Rutgers University. Our lab looks at multiple problems at the intersection of Big Data Analytics, Computational Social Science, and Multimedia Information Systems. The research group focuses on using mobile phones, sensors, and social media for understanding and influencing human behavior. Active projects include:
1) The Rutgers Well-being Study where detailed personal data about user behavior, social interactions, and mobility are being used to predict their health status, emotions, and well-being.
2) Detecting and preventing cyberbullying in online environments.
3) Privacy of personal data in online and physical environments, where we study the newer problems brought to fore by large-scale human data collection and ways to mitigate them.
4) Sensor-Based Understanding of Information Seeking Behavior, where detailed personal data (e.g. phone, Fitbit data) are being used to understand user’s information-seeking behavior.
Note to prospective PhD students: Please check out the details for the PhD admission process here. I always try to answer any student queries regarding graduate school admission and life as a PhD student.