I am a lecturer in the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University Bloomington. I received my PhD in Information Science from IU Bloomington in 2019.
In my research, I use computational methods (Machine Learning, Network Science, Agent-based Computer simulation) in combination with large datasets to investigate social scientific questions. My research interests lie at the intersection of information/data science, psychology, politics and new media. Lately, I have been working on the psychological drivers of political affiliations as manifested through language use on social media.
I have also spent a significant amount of time teaching different courses at IU Bloomington including Social Media Mining, Web Programming, Database Design, Python Programming, Agent-based Modeling, and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science.
When I am not in class teaching, I can usually be seen looking sleepy while coding and writing in coffee places in downtown Bloomington Indiana.