I’m a PhD student studying human behavior. I like researching collective behavior and gaining insights into human reactions, especially during crises events + teaching machines to converse with humans meaningfully. I am also interested in how we use emojis to communicate :)

I am also studying opinions expressed online through social media using computational social science methods and NLP as a part of a multi-phase interdisciplinary project at UNC Charlotte. I have also worked on identifying hate speech, and am now working on identifying hope speech on social media.

I’m a Graduate Life Ambassador (2020-2021) at UNC Charlotte, and am an active founding member of the Club for AI Research. Definitely join us if you are looking to discuss topics related to Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Robotics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.