Dear friends,
Let us take a moment to recognize another academic year of hard work and wonderful achievements — despite less-than-ideal circumstances. Please join me in congratulating our lab mates on some of their successes.
  1. Jinkyung (Katie) Park: Defended PhD thesis (LIS).
  2. Ramanathan Arunachalam: Graduated from masters (CS).
New Jobs:
  1. Chidansh Bhatt (post doc alum)– joined IBM Research
  2. Isha Ghosh (PhD alum) — joined Intel
  3. Ramanathan Arunachalam (MS-CS alum)– joined Nvidia
  1. Aziz Almuzaini: Passed PhD Qualifying Exam
Awards/Recognitions: Each of these is a significant achievement. They happened recently and we did not get to celebrate in our weekly meetings.
  1. Jinkyung (Katie) Park: (a) Outstanding PhD Graduating Student (LIS), 2022; (b) Selected for CSST Summer Institute. Katie has 3 papers accepted this year and a fourth one is pending minor revision at CSSW.
  2. Eiman AhmedLEADING Fellowship
Publications: (Our lab members are in bold.)
  1. Ghosh, I., & Singh, V. (2022). “Not all my friends are friends”: Audience‐group‐based nudges for managing location privacyJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 73(6), 797-810.
  2. Asif, H., Papakonstantinou, P., Shiau, S., Singh, V., & Vaidya, J. (2022), Intelligent Pandemic Surveillance via Privacy-Preserving Crowdsensing. IEEE Intelligent Systems. DOI 10.1109/MIS.2022.3145691
  3. Park, J., Ahmed, E., Asif, H., Vaidya, J., & Singh, V. (2022, February). Privacy Attitudes and COVID Symptom Tracking Apps: Understanding Active Boundary Management by Users. In International Conference on Information (pp. 332-346). Springer, Cham. 
  4. Kulkarni, O. N., Patil, V., Singh, V. K., & Atrey, P. K. (2021). Accuracy and Fairness in Pupil Detection Algorithm. In 2021 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM) (pp. 17-24). IEEE. 
  5. Houli, D. A., Radford, M. L., & Singh, V. K. (2021). “COVID19 is_”: The Perpetuation of Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories via Google Autocomplete. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology58(1), 218-229.
  6. Roy, J., Bhatt, C.Chayko, M., & Singh, V. K. (2021). Roy, J., Bhatt, C., Chayko, M., & Singh, V. K. (2021). Gendered Sounds in Household Devices: Results from an Online Search Case Study. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology58(1), 824-826.


  1. Almuzaini, A., Bhatt, C., Pennock, D., & Singh, V.K. (2022), “ABCinML: Anticipatory Bias Correction in Machine Learning Applications”. To be published in the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT). 
  2. Beytia, P., Agarwal, P., Redi, M., & Singh, V.K. (2022), “Visual Gender Biases in Wikipedia: A Systematic Evaluation across the Ten Most Spoken Languages”. To be published in the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM).
  3. Park, J., Arunachalam, R., Silenzio, V., & Singh, V.K. (2022), Fairness in Mobile Phone-based Mental Health Assessment Algorithms: Exploratory StudyJMIR Formative Research. 
  4. Park, J., Ellezhuthil, R., Arunachalam, R., Feldman, L., & Singh, V.K. (2022), Toward Fairness in Misinformation Detection AlgorithmsIn Proceedings of the MEDIATE workshop, co-located with ICWSM, AAAI Press.
Hope you all have a wonderful summer break. We will meet on an as-needed basis over the summer. Look forward to resuming our weekly meetings early in the Fall semester.


May 08, 2022