vivekVivek K. Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University.

Phone: +1 848 932 7588

I have recently started the Behavioral Informatics research group at Rutgers University. The group 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 and other sensors 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) 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.
3) Detecting and preventing cyberbullying in online environments.

Many of these projects are in collaboration with partners at MIT Media Lab and University of California, Irvine.

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.



Mar 2016: Excited about the forthcoming book Situation Recognition Using EventShop (Authors: Vivek Singh and Ramesh Jain). Published by Springer, available: April 2016. Email me for a preview copy.

Mar 2016: Grateful to Google Research for funding our research project on Sensor-based understanding of information seeking behavior. Details.

May 2015: Intrigued to find the US Court of Appeals cite our recent Science paper in it's judgement (page 9) on the NSA case.

Mar 2015: Grateful to National Science Foundation for funding our research project on cyberbullying detection. Daily Targum report.

Feb 2015: Our study on uniqueness of credit card spending data came out in Science magazine. Media coverage includes New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nature News, Harvard Business Review , and The Telegraph.