Offering an NPTEL course on Social Networks Course this season (Jan - April 2018)

The entire course is available here.


My research interests include social networks, crowdscoured knowledge building and computational social sciences. I enjoy working on problems that interest me. My current interests are mostly steered by my PhD students and collaborators, which include "Predicting a Viral meme" (Yayati Gupta), "Understanding Crowdsourced Knowledge buidling" (Anamika Chhabra - Scientist), "Secure Computation" (Varsha Bhat) and "Network Sampling" (Akrati Saxena).


After research, teaching makes the major component of my academic life. I enjoy experimenting with different teaching methodologies. I particularly enjoy traveling and giving talks on my research work apart from motivational talks of popsci genre. For more details on my talks, check my blog.

Current Courses (Jan - April 2017)

CSL 471 - Probability and Computing (Aug 2017 - Dec 2017)

CSL 709 - Social Networks (Network Science) (Aug 2017 - Dec 2017)

Previous courses

CSL 105 - Discrete Mathematical Structures (Jan 2017 - April 2017)

CSL 471 - Probability and Computing(Aug 2016 - Dec 2016)

CSL 105 - Discrete Mathematical Structures (Jan 2015 - April 2015)

CSL 709 - Network Science(July 2015 - Nov 2015)

CSL 809 - Seminar Topics in Social Networks(Jan 2015 - Apr 2015)

Past Students/Interns

Vanishree Rao (PhD from UCLA)
Ramesh M R (PhD student @ University of Southern California)
Aishwarya Parasuram (Integrated PhD @ UC, Berkeley)
Swarup Chandra (PhD student @ University of Texas, Dallas)

(Write to me if your name is missing :-) )