My primary research interests are in information quality and data analytics over large-scale networked information systems like the Web and social media systems. My research focus has both a positive and a negative dimension. On one hand, I focus on threats to these systems and design methods to mitigate negative behaviors; on the other, I look for positive opportunities to mine and analyze these systems for developing next generation algorithms and architectures that can empower decision makers.

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Awards

  • USU Research Catalyst Grant, 2014
  • Best Paper Nominee, ACM IUI, 2014
  • Amazon Web Services in Research Grant, 2014
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2013
  • ICWSM Student Travel Grant, AAAI, 2013
  • 1st Place in Department's Industrial Affiliates Poster Competition for three times, Texas A&M University, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
  • Finalist, Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship, 2011
  • SIGIR Student Travel Grant, ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2010
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010