Modelling User engagment with micro-videos based social media

The up and coming formats of micro videos and stories, have allowed a new form of expression for social media users. The format however competes with the other contemporary formats of simple images and videos. The aim was to understand what sets this new format apart, and predict engagement patters using computational methods.

Modelling notion of support in online health communities

We as a soceity have accepted the internet as a way to express the most intimate secrets about us. Sometimes the upside of this is the availibility of a wider audience who can help one another at times of mental or physical distress. In this project, I attempt to quantify behavioural and conversational motifs of the notion of support through the analysis of a wide range of data streams.

Explaining Urban beauty

Buildings and neighbourhoods speak. They speak of egalitarianism or elitism, beauty or ugliness, acceptance or arrogance. The aim of this project is to celebrate egalitarianism, beauty, and acceptance by beautifying the entire world, one Google Street view at a time. All of this is done by designing state-of-the-art technologies that make it possible to smarten a street view and read inside the Deep Learning ‘black box’.

Measuring Hyper partisan news ecosystem

The project looks at how hyper-partisan news sources in the U.S. interact with each other and with their consumers. We work with a professionally curated seed dataset from Buzzfeed and analyse it using click throughs and Alexa traffic refers to understand how these hyper-partisan news sources create an echo-chamber of themselves.

Miscellaneous projects

Prior to the Ph.D. , I worked with Infosys Labs on miscellaneous research projects dealing with Multimedia security and media processing enabled smart delivery systems for digital content.

Selected Publications

. JMIR2018. Network analysis of the structure and dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation (BLF) online communities., 2018.

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. WWW2018. Illuminating an ecosystem of partisan websites, 2018.

Preprint Dataset Project

. SocInfo17. Like at First Sight: Understanding User Engagement with the World of Microvideos, 2017.

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. Structure of Fora. Structure and dynamics of online patients’ communities: the case of Asthma UK and BLF online fora, 2017.

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. MTAP2012. Robust transcoding resistant watermarking for H.264 standard, 2014.

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. SRII 2012. An Innovative System for Remote and Automated Testing of Mobile Phone Applications, 2012.

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

May 4, 2018 2:00 PM