I am currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar. Before this, I worked at Yahoo! Labs Sunnyvale from 2006-2013. I have also been sponsored by the Google Faculty Research Award (February 2015) and the Cisco Research University grant (May 2016).
Research Interests
Randomized algorithms, especially for large data-sets, large scale linear algebra and optimization
Modeling, analytics and mining of large social and information networks
Information extraction and aggregation problems in social computing systems, e.g. crowdsourcing
Computational Social Science
practical applications of crowdsourcing, e.g. in enforcing environmental regulations in India