I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) in the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. Prior to this, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. I received a PhD in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.
My work lies at the intersection of Social Computing, Human-Computer Interaction and Data Science. I study the governance mechanisms of internet platforms to understand how their design, technical affordances, and policies affect public discourse. I use a mixed methods approach, combining system building, casual inference of community data, surveys, and interviews to explore how platforms can address societal issues such as online harassment and the rise of hate groups.