- M.Sc. Computer Science – McGill University , 2012
- B.Eng. Computer Engineering – McGill University, 2010
AddressSchool of Computer Science McGill University 845 Sherbrooke Street Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T5
We are interested in breakthrough methods of improving common search algorithms to include context.
Only a decade ago, the expression “social network” would undoubtedly refer a person’s real-life circle of acquaintances. In 2003, companies such as MySpace and LinkedIn used the internet to bring these networks “online”. More recently, Facebook and Twitter have further enriched the significance and utility of online social networks. Hundreds of millions of users are now posting status updates and tweets, and I am interested in this newly-created web of social interactions. How do people’s online social networks relate to their offline interactions? Can we aggregate publicly available social updates and extract social trends? In my work, I build computational methods to answer these and related questions.
- I am the course lecturer for COMP 364 – Computer Tools for Life Sciences in Winter 2012 at McGill.
- My latest publication was presented at ICWSM ’11 in Barcelona, Spain!