We are the Behavioral Informatics Lab
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projects

We are the intersection of Big Data Analytics, Computational Social Science, and Multimedia Information Systems.

The Rutgers Well-being Study

Detailed personal data about user behavior, social interactions, and mobility are being used to predict their health status, emotions, and well-being.

Cyberbullying Prevention

This exploratory work studies the effects of emerging app features on the cyberbullying practices in high school settings.

Privacy Management

Detailed personal data (e.g. phone, Fitbit data) are being used to understand user’s information-seeking behavior.

Our Amazing Team

Prof. Vivek Singh

Group Director

Isha Ghosh

Phd Student

Souvick Ghosh

Phd Student

James Wong

Masters(CS) Student

Teng Long

Masters(CS) Student

Rupanjal Dasgupta

BA(ITI) Student

Joshua Rochotte

BA(ITI&Psychology) Student

Linfeng He

Master(DS) Student

Rohit Tikyani

Masters Student

Ghassan Bati

PHD(ECE) Student

Devin Soni

BS(CS) Student

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About Us

Behavioral Informatics Lab looks at multiple problems at the intersection of Big Data Analytics, Computational Social Science, and Multimedia Information Systems. The field of Behavioral Informatics focuses on sensing, understanding, and shaping human behavior in a data-driven manner. To meet this research goal, the lab is actively engaged in efforts to:
(a) design and develop data-driven methodologies to model complex human behavior.
(b) conducting experiments to identify novel intervention mechanisms that shape human behavior.
(c) catalyze research and innovation in the domains of clinical health and wellness, sociology, economics, communication studies and psychology through the use of emerging computational devices, tools, and methodologies.

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Publications

  1. V. K. Singh, Fernandes, D., Kankanhalli, M., & Haenselmann, T. (2016). Decoupled Multicamera Sensing for Flexible View GenerationJournal of Sensors501, 8137859.
  2. Almaatouq, A., Alabdulkareem, A., Nouh, M., Shmueli, E., Alsaleh, M., V. K. Singh, Alarifi, A., Alfaris, A & Pentland, A. S. If It Looks Like a Spammer and Behaves Like a Spammer, It Must Be a Spammer: Analysis and Detection of Microblogging Spam, International Journal of Information Security, 2016.
  3. de Montjoye, Y. A., Radaelli, L., V. K. Singh, & Pentland, A.  (2015). Unique in the shopping mall: On the reidentifiability of credit card metadataScience, 347(6221), 536-539.
  4. V. K. Singh, Bozkaya, B., & Pentland, A. (2015). Money Walks: Implicit Mobility Behavior and Financial Well-Being.PloS one10(8), e0136628.
  5. Barnaghi, P., Sheth, A., V. K. Singh, & Hauswirth, M. (2015). Physical-Cyber-Social Computing: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Guest Editorial). Internet Computing, IEEE19(3), 7-11.
  6. Srivastav, K.A., V. K. Singh, Bozkaya, B., & Pentland, A. (2015). Assessing Financial Wellbeing of Merchants by Analyzing Behavioral Patterns in Historical Transactions in Geo-Intelligence and Visualization through Big Data Trends, pp. (76-93), IGI Global, PA.
  7. V. K. Singh, Mani, A., & Pentland, A. (2014). Social Persuasion in Online and Physical NetworksProceedings of the IEEE102(12), 1903-1910.
  8. V. K. Singh*, L. Freeman*, B. Lepri, and A. Pentland, Classifying Spending Behavior using Socio-Mobile Data, ASE Human  Journal, 2013. (* denotes equal contribution)
  9. V.K. Singh*, E. Shmueli*, B. Lepri, and A.S.  Pentland, Sensing, Understanding, and Shaping Human Behavior, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, (Invited paper, * denotes equal contribution), 2013
  10. V. K. Singh, R. Jain and M. Kankanhalli, Mechanism Design for Incentivizing Social Media Contributions, in Social Media and Modeling (Eds. Hoi, Luo, Boll, Xu, Jin, King), Springer-Verlag London Limited, 2011.
  11. V. K. Singh, et al., Towards Environment to Environment (E2E) multimedia communication systems, in Multimedia Tools and Applications, (MTAP), 2009.
  12. V. K. Singh and M. Kankanhalli, Adversary Aware Surveillance Systems, IEEE Trans. Info. Forensics and Security, (IEEE TIFS), 2009.
  13. V. K. Singh, P. Atrey and M. Kankanhalli, Coopetitive multi-camera surveillance using Model Predictive Control. Journal of Machine Vision and Applications, (MVA), 2008.
  1. Huang, Q., Singh, V. K., & Atrey, P. K.. Cyber Bullying Detection Using Social Network Analysis, Submitted to: IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 2016.
  2. Dong, X., Suhara, Y., Bozkaya, B., Singh, V. K., & Pentland, A. Social Bridges in Community Purchase Behavior, Submitted to: IEEE Transactions on Big Data, 2016.
  1. V. K. Singh. Geo-Intelligence and Visualization through Big Data Trends (edited book). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi 10.4018/978-1-4666-8465-2, pp. 1-349, 2015
  2. V. K. Singh, & Jain, R., Situation Recognition Using EventShop (co-authored monograph), Springer, pp. 1-150, ISBN: 978-3-319-30535-6 / 3319305352 (Published: June 2016.)
  1. V. K. Singh, Radford, M., Huang, Q., and Furrer, S., “They basically like destroyed the school one day”: On Newer App Affordances and Cyberbullying in Schools, To appear: ACM International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing, 2017
  2. V. K. Singh, Huang, Q, and Atrey, P., Automated Cyberbullying Detection Using Probabilistic Socio-Textual Information, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 2016
  3. Choi, D., Shah, C., & V. K. Singh, Probing the Interconnections Between Geo-Exploration and Information Exploration Behavior, ACM Ubiquitous Computing Conference, 2016.
  4. V. K. Singh and Agarwal, R., Cooperative Phoneotypes: Exploring Phone-based Behavioral Markers of Cooperation, ACM Ubiquitous Computing Conference, 2016.
  5. M. Nouh, A. Almatouq, A. Abdulkareem, V.K. Singh, E. Shmueli, A. Pentland, Social Information Leakage: Effects of Awareness and Peer Pressure on User Behavior, Human Computer Interaction International Conference, (Accepted. To Appear.)  (HCI’14)
  6. V. K. Singh*, L. Freeman*, B. Lepri, and A. Pentland, Social Behavior Predicts Spending Behavior, ASE/IEEE Social Computing conference, (SocialCom’13). 
  7. V. K. Singh, M. Gao and R. Jain. Situation Recogintion: An evolving problem for Dynamic Big Multimedia Data in ACM Multimedia (ACM MM-12).
  8. M. Gao, V. K. Singh, and R. Jain.. EventShop: From Heterogeneous Web Streams to Personalized Situation Detection and Control in ACM WebScience (WebSci-12).
  9. V. K. Singh et al. Reliving On Demand: A Total Viewer Experience, ACM Multimedia (MM -11).
  10. V. K. Singh, From multimedia data to situation detection. (Doctoral Symposium) ACM Multimedia (MM -11).
  11. V. K. Singh, M. Gao, and R. Jain.. Social pixels: genesis and evaluation. ACM Multimedia (MM -10).
  12. V. K. Singh, M. Gao, and R. Jain. From microblogs to social images: event analytics for situation assessment. (Demo) ACM Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR -10).
  13. V. K. Singh, and R. Jain: Structural analysis of the emerging event-web. (Poster) World Wide Web Conference (WWW-10).
  14. M. Saini, et al, Multimodal observation systems, ACM Multimedia, (MM-08)
  15. V. K. Singh, P. Atrey and M. Kankanhalli, Coopetitive Multimedia Surveillance, International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM-07).
  16. V. K. Singh and M. Kankanhalli, Towards adversary aware surveillance systems, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, (ICME-07).
  1. Huang, Q., V. K. Singh, & Atrey, P. K. (2014, November). Cyber Bullying Detection Using Social and Textual Analysis. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia (pp. 3-6). ACM.
  2. S. Pongpaichet, V. K. Singh, R. Jain and A. Pentland, Situation Fencing: Making Geo-Fencing Personal and Dynamic, ACM MM: Workshop on Personal Data Meets Distributed Multimedia, 2013 (ACM MM – PDM’13). 
  3. R. Jain, V. K. Singh, and M. Gao, Social Life Networks for the Middle of the Pyramid. WWW Workshop on Social Media Engagement, 2011.
  4. V. K. Singh, R. Jain and M. Kankanhalli, Motivating contributors in social media networks. Best Paper: ACM Multimedia- Workshop on Social Media, (ACM MM-WSM), 2009
  5. M. Paleari, et al, Toward Environment-to-Environment (E2E) Affective Sensitive Communication Systems, ACM Multimedia- Workshop on Multimedia technology for distance learning, (ACM MM-MTDL), 2009.
  6. V. K. Singh and R. Jain, Situation based control for cyber physical environments, Best student paper: IEEE workshop on situation management, MILCOM, (IEEE SIMA), 2009
  7. V. K. Singh, et al, Towards Environment to Environment (E2E) multimedia communication systems , ACM MM- Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experiences, (ACM MM-SAME), 2008.
  8. G. SivaRam, et al, A Design Methodology for Selection and Placement of Sensors in Multimedia Surveillance Systems, ACM Multimedia-Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks, (ACM MM-VSSN), 2006
  9. V. K. Singh and P.K. Atrey, Coopetitive Visual Surveillance using Model Predictive Control, ACM Multimedia- Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks, (ACM MM-VSSN), 2005.

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