08/04/2017: Will be at a panel to discuss NLP efforts to detect abusive behavior online at the ACL workshop on Abusive Language Online.
07/24/2017: Invited lecture at the New Models and Methods in the Social Sciences course in Stanford's Sociology department.
06/15/2017: Quite a lot of media coverage for our work with OPD: NYTimes, LATimes, BBC, PBS, CNN, Time, TechCrunch, and more.
06/05/2017: The first paper on our work with the Oakland Police Department using NLP to study racial disparities in policing just got published at PNAS (Press Release).
12/01/2016: Will be giving an invited talk at NYU in their NLP talk series on Feb 9th! Time to make some slides!
09/28/2016: Our Science Surveyor demo was showcased at the Brown Institute Media Innovation Showcase 2016. Science Surveyor helps journalists contextualize scientific articles in several easy-to-read visualizations.
06/15/2016: The first public release of findings from our work using NLP to study race relations in police-community member interactions is out. First author of one chapter, and co-author of another chapter in the report: Strategies for Change: Research Initiatives and Recommendations To Improve Police-Community Relations in Oakland, Calif. (Full report: SPARQ Scientists Release Oakland Police Findings.)
06/12/2016: Was just selected for the Best Reviewer award (top 17.5 percentile of the reviewer pool) for NAACL 2016.
05/26/2016: Our paper on predicting trends in scientific topics based on the rhetorical roles they play in scientific literature at any point in time just got accepted to be presented at ACL in Berlin in August.
12/18/2015: Had a great time at the Dagstuhl Seminar on Debating Technologies meeting and forging collaborations with a bunch of great researchers in Argumentation Mining community.
12/06/2015: Will be giving a talk at the University of Berkeley's NLP seminar. "Social Power in Interactions: Computational Analysis and Detection of Power".
09/28/2015: Finally, started the postdoc at Stanford University with Prof. Dan Jurafsky. Would also be working with Prof. Jennifer Eberhardt, Prof. Daniel McFarland and Prof. Jure Leskovec on a bunch of exciting projects.
09/02/2015: Deposited the final thesis: "Social Power in Interactions: Computational Analysis and Detection of Power Relations"
08/06/2015: Will be giving an invited talk at University of Edinburgh in the Informatics Forum.
07/15/2015: Done. Defended. Doctor.
03/15/2015: Our demo --- gSPIN: a Google Chrome extension for power analytics on Gmail threads --- got accepted to be showcased at the Data on Mission Industry Summit at Columbia University's Data Science Institute!
03/10/2015: Will be giving an invited talk at Goldman Sachs, New York on "Analyzing Email for Manifestations of Power" on 03/27/15.
03/10/2015: Will be giving a Guest lecture in COMS W6998 Computational Models of Social Meaning on 03/26/15.
02/06/2015: Will be giving an invited talk at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing on "Social Power in INteractions (SPIN): Computational Analysis of Manifestations of Power"
10/10/2014: Officially ABD. Phew! Thesis proposal accepted (document) (slides)
07/23/2014: Two papers (one short and one long) accepted to be published at EMNLP 2014 to be held in Doha, Qatar.
06/25/2014: ACL 2014 Best Short Paper Honorable Mention awarded to our paper on predicting power relations from email threads.
04/08/2014: Guest lecture, COMS W6998 Computational Models of Social Meaning.
11/19/2013: Invited Talk at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computational Linguistics + NLP Lunch Seminar Series. "Manifestations of Social Power in Interactions"
11/07/2013: Research Talk Columbia NLP Talk Series. Title: "Manifestations of Social Power in Interactions"
10/04/2013: Guest Research Talk in COMS 1404 Emerging Scholars Program (ESP). Topic: "Understanding Language in Social Context"
05/07/2013: Will be in the Program Committee for the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 13), Hissar, Bulgaria, September 2013.
04/30/2013: Guest lecture in COMS W4771 Machine Learning. Topic: Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing
03/05/2013: Will be working this summer on IBM Watson (Jeapardy! challenge winning super computer) on relation extraction and negation detection.
01/25/2013: Will be part of the Program Committee for the "Semantic processing of non-propositional aspects of meaning" area of the *SEM 2013 conference.
07/13/2012: Chairing a session in the ACL 2012 workshop on Extra-propositional aspects of meaning in computational linguistics.