I am currently a member of the Connect group at Microsoft Research, Redmond.
I completed my Ph.D in 2011 from the Department of Computer Science at Arizona State University, Tempe. My advisor was Dr. Hari Sundaram. Until recently, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers. I was working in the social media group with Dr. Mor Naaman.
My broad research interests span the area of "computational social science". Broadly, I study collective human behavior as manifested via our online footprints. My dissertation dealt with computational and large-scale empirical analysis of communication dynamics in online social networks, as well as methods to identify relevant data that drive these dynamics. These have resulted in methods to understand and model information flow in networks, to mine emergent interactions in online communities and in the characterization of rich media artifacts.
For more information, please refer to my homepage.
- Munmun De Choudhury, Scott Counts, Eric Horvitz, and Michael Gamon, Predicting Depression via Social Media., AAAI, July 2013
- Munmun de Choudhury, Michael Gamon, Aaron Hoff, and Asta Roseway, "Moon Phrases": A Social Media Facilitated Tool for Emotional Reflection and Wellness., European Alliance for Innovation, May 2013
- Andres Monroy-Hernandez, danah boyd, Emre Kıcıman, Munmun De Choudhury, and Scott Counts, The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare, in The 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 23 February 2013
- Munmun De Choudhury, Scott Counts, and Michael Gamon, Not All Moods are Created Equal! Exploring Human Emotional States in Social Media., Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, June 2012
- Munmun De Choudhury, Michael Gamon, and Scott Counts, Happy, Nervous or Surprised? Classification of Human Affective States in Social Media, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, June 2012