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I joined the Information Science Department at UALR as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2009. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University in August, 2009. I received my Bachelors in Technology in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology in May 2003.
1. Social Computing, Knowledge extraction in Social Media & Web 2.0, Modeling and evaluation of phenomena like Influence, Trust, Familiar Strangers, Collective Wisdom, and Community Discovery;
2. Data Mining and Machine Learning; and
3. Semantic Web Mining.
Identifying the Influential Bloggers
as author at First ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - WSDM 2008,
Blogosphere: Research Issues, Applications, and Tools
as author at 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), Las Vegas 2008,
together with: Huan Liu,
A Social Identity Approach to Identify Familiar Strangers in a Social Network
as author at 3rd International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), San Jose 2009,