Invited/Keynote Talks

  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. HCI Seminar, Stanford University, February 2016.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Scientific Symposium: Seeing for Action - Using Maps and Graphs to Protect the Public's Health, February 2016.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Dartmouth College Computer Science Colloquium, January 2016.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Microsoft Research India Academic Summit, January 2016.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. University of Lincoln Eating Disorders, Social Media and Digital Technologies Workshop (Lincoln, UK), December 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. GESIS, Leibniz-Institut Für Sozialwissenschaften Computational Social Science Winter Symposium (Cologne, Germany), December 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. University of Washington Social Inequality and Health Panel, November 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), October 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI Mexico), August 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. Northwestern-Dartmouth-NSF College Student Health Workshop, August 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology (CLPsych), June 2015.
  • Social Media in Mental Well-being: Opportunities, Challenges and The Road Ahead. Data Science for Social Good Seminar - Atlanta Chapter, June 2015.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. IBM Research Almaden, February 2015.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Data Privacy Day Panel, January 2015.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Intl. Workshop on Socially Aware Multimedia, November 2014.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Atlanta Computational Social Science Workshop, November 2014.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. GVU Annual Advisory Board Meeting, October 2014.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. School of Interactive Computing Annual Advisory Board Meeting, October 2014.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. Oak Ridge National Lab, October 2014.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. CLSP Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, September 2014.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Health and Well-being. GVU Brown Bag, Georgia Tech, September 2014.
  • Mining Social Media for Health and Well-being. mHealth Training Institute, August 2014.
  • Mining Social Media for Health and Well-being. Computational Social Science Seminar, GTRI, July 2014.
  • Online Social Dynamics and Well-being. Emory University Seminar, April 2014.
  • Can Social Media Help Us Reason about Mental Health? Working on Connecting Online and Offline Life (COOL 2014), colocated with WWW 2014, Seoul, South Korea, April 2014.
  • Online Social Dynamics and Well-being. 2014 KAIST International Workshop on Social Media and Culture, Daejeon, South Korea, April 2014.
  • Online Social Dynamics and Well-being. Univision Retreat, Atlanta, GA, March 2014.
  • Online Social Dynamics and Well-being. COLLABORATE 2014: Georgia Tech-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Workshop, Atlanta, GA, March 2014.
  • Communities in Trauma: Disclosure, Disinhibition, and Desensitization on Social Media. Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, February 2014.
  • Mining Social Behavior Online: Towards Better Health and Wellness. DUB Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 2013.
  • Mining Social Behavior Online: Towards Better Health and Wellness. Microsoft Research, New York City, NY, April 2013.
  • Mining Social Behavior Online: Towards Better Health and Wellness. School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 2013.
  • Mining Social Behavior Online: Towards Better Health and Wellness. Department of Computer Science, Lehigh University, PA, March 2013.
  • Mining Social Behavior Online: Towards Better Health and Wellness. Department of Software Information Systems, UNC Charlotte, NC, March 2013.
  • Mining Social Behavior Online: Towards Better Health and Wellness. Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, March 2013.
  • Mining Online Social Behavior for Enhanced Behavioral Health. The 29th UW/MS Symposium in Computational Linguistics, Redmond, WA, February 2013.
  • Analysis of Online Social Behavior: Towards Better Health and Wellness. School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, Feburary 2013.
  • Analysis of Online Social Behavior: Towards Better Health and Wellness. Computer Science Department, University of Rochester, NY, January 2013.
  • Computational Social Science for Better Healthcare. GVU Brown Bag Seminar, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, December 2012. (slides)
  • Enabling Emotional Intelligence Online. TEDxWomen, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA, December 2012. (slides)
  • Enabling Emotional Intelligence Online. Computer Science Education Week, Microsoft Research Day of Caring, Kent, WA, December 2012.
  • Mood and Emotion Mining in Social Media: Science and Applications. Data Analytics Forum, Microsoft SQL Server Team, Redmond, WA, July 2012.
  • Affect and Mood Mining in Social Media. Social Research Offsite, Microsoft Bing, Bellevue, WA, October 2011.
  • Social Media Comes to the Rescue of Modern Urban Planning. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting, Irvine, CA, May 2011.
  • Information That Matters: Investigating Relevance of Entities in Social Media Networks. School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, February 2011. (slides)
  • Information That Matters: Investigating Relevance of Entities in Social Media Networks. Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, January 2011. (slides)
  • Information That Matters: Investigating Relevance in Social Communication Media. School of Communication & Information, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, November 2010. (slides)
  • Inferring Relevance of Items in Social Media Spaces: Where Sampling Meets Cognition. Annual Watson Workshop on Emergent Leaders in Multimedia, Hawthorne, NY, October 2010. (slides)
  • Sampling Social Information Spaces for Real-time Search. Social Computing Offsite, Microsoft Research, Redmond, July 2010.
  • Social Media Content Exploration from a Cognitive Perspective. HCI Summer Intern Talk, Microsoft Research, Redmond, July 2010.
  • How 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together' on Online Social Spaces. LGSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium, Arizona State University, March 2010. (slides)
  • Dynamics of Communication in Online Social Media. Reflective Living Group Meeting Seminar, October 2009. (slides)
  • Taking Research into Private Sphere: My Experiences in Corporate Research, Summer 2009. IEEE Computer Society, ASU, September 2009.
  • Inferring Relevant Network Structures from Social Communication. Key Scientific Challenges Graduate Student Summit, Yahoo! Research, Sunnyvale, September 2009.
  • Dynamics of Communication in Online Social Networks. Invited talk, Avaya Labs, Basking Ridge, NJ, June 2009. (slides)
  • Characteristics of Conversations in Online Social Media. CSE PhD Forum, Arizona State University, April 2009.
  • Inferring Availability of Enterprise Workers based on Instant Messaging Activity. Avaya Labs, Basking Ridge, NJ, August 2006.

Conference/Symposium Presentations

  • Characterizing Dietary Choices, Nutrition, and Language in Food Deserts via Social Media. CSCW 2016, March 2016.
  • "She Said Yes!" Liminality and Engagement Announcements on Twitter. iConference 2015, March 2015.
  • Twitter Data for Survey Research: Empirical Evidence. AAPOR Annual Meeting, May 2015.
  • Opportunities of Social Media in Personal and Societal Well-being. AAAS Annual Meeting, February 2015.
  • You’re Happy, I’m Happy: Diffusion of Mood Expression on Twitter. HCI Korea 2014, Seoul, South Korea, December 2014. (slides)
  • Mental Health Discourse on reddit: Self-disclosure, Social Support, and Anonymity. ICWSM 2014, Ann Arbor, MI, June 2014. (slides)
  • "Narco" Emotions: Affect and Desensitization in Social Media during the Mexican Drug War. CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada, June 2014. (slides)
  • Seeking and Sharing Health Information Online: Comparing Search Engines and Social Media. CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada, June 2014. (slides)
  • Characterizing and Predicting Postpartum Depression from Facebook Data. CSCW 2014, Baltimore, MD, February 2014. (slides)
  • Predicting Postpartum Changes in Emotion and Behavior via Social Media. CHI 2013, Paris, France, May 2013. (slides)
  • "Moon Phrases": A Social Media Facilitated Tool for Emotional Reflection and Wellness. Pervasive Health 2013, Venice, Italy, May 2013. (slides)
  • Social Media in Facilitating Technologies for Postpartum Wellness. Motherhood and HCI Workshop 2013, Paris, France, May 2013. (slides)
  • Major Life Changes and Behavioral Markers in Social Media: Case of Childbirth. CSCW 2013, San Antonio, TX, February 2013. (slides)
  • Understanding Affect in the Workplace via Social Media. CSCW 2013, San Antonio, TX, February 2013. (slides)
  • How Social Information Networks Reflect Major Life Events: Case of Childbirth. WIN 2012, New York, NY, September 2012. (slides)
  • Not All Moods are Created Equal! Exploring Human Emotional States in Social Media. ICWSM 2012, Dublin, Ireland, June 2012. (slides)
  • Unfolding the Event Landscape on Twitter: Classification and Exploration of User Categories. CSCW 2012, Bellevue, WA, February 2012. (slides)
  • Identifying Relevant Social Media Content: Leveraging Information Diversity and User Cognition. HT 2011, Eindhoven, Netherlands, June 2011. (slides)
  • How Does the Sampling Strategy Impact the Discovery of Information Diffusion in Social Media? ICWSM 2010, Washington D.C., USA, May 2010. (slides)
  • Inferring Relevant Social Networks from Interpersonal Communication. WWW 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 2010. (slides)
  • Social Synchrony: Predicting Mimicry of User Actions in Online Social Media. SocialCom 2009, Vancouver, Canada, August 2009. (slides)
  • Temporal Patterns in Social Media Streams: Theme Discovery and Evolution using Joint Analysis of Content and Context. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, New York, June - July 2009.
  • Connecting Content to Community in Social Media via Image Content, User Tags and User Communication. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, New York, June - July 2009. (slides)
  • What Makes Conversations Interesting? Themes, Participants and Consequences of Conversations in Online Social Media. Eighteenth International World Wide Web Conference, Madrid, Spain, April 2009. (slides)
  • Can Blog Communication Dynamics be correlated with Stock Market Activity? Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June 2008. (slides)
  • Dynamic Prediction of Communication Flow Using Social Context. Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June 2008. (slides)
  • Contextual Prediction of Communication Flow in Social Networks. IEEE/WIC/ACM international Conference on Web intelligence, Silicon Valley, California, USA, November 2007. (slides)
  • Context Aware Routing of Enterprise User Communications. Fifth IEEE international Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, White Plains, New York, USA, March 2007. (slides)

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