I am a Machine Learning Scientist at the Expedia Group, working with the content data science team. We work on development of platforms and models that handle curation, ranking, and recommendation of user generated content (text, images, tags, ratings, etc).
Previously, I was a Reserch Scientist at Nokia Bell labs, Cambridge UK, working with the social dynamics team, where I did blue sky research around ideas to quantify human processes from large scale data.
I am mainly interested in research problems that pertain to building strong representations of human behaviour from data, using methods from complex networks, machine learning, and computer vision.
I have graduated with a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from University of California at Santa Barbara USA, majoring in signals processing and networks, and a Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng) from University of Pune India, majoring in Electronics engineering .
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2015 - 2019
King's College, London, U.K.
Master of Sciences (M.S) , Major in Signals Processing and Networks, 2010 - 2012
University of California, Santa Barbara, C.A. , U.S.A
B.Eng , Electronics Engineering, 2004 - 2008
University of Pune, India
We as a soceity have accepted the internet as an extension of the self. The online disinhibition effect sometimes allows us to open up to strangers in order to seek support, or disclose proxies for medical conditions in the process of being social on the networking platforms. In these works, I explored different models in order to capture these concepts, using methods from complex networks and NLP.
There has been a churn of new platforms exploring new ways to network people, and their content. From primacy driven social media platforms like Tik-tok, Vine and Instagram, to a more decentralized socially curated content platform like Mastodom. These works explore models, methods, and pipelines to measure how humans adopt and interact with these new and innovative platforms.