is a group of researchers who study, analyze, and build different aspects of social systems (e.g. social web systems like Twitter, Facebook), including their security and privacy. By understanding and measuring complex networks, we try and build solutions for social good. Our work primarily derives from Data Science, Computational Social Science, Social Computing, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing.

What's New!

July 2023: Our paper "CAFIN: Centrality Aware Fairness inducing IN-processing for Unsupervised Representation Learning on Graphs" accepted at 26th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2023.

July 2023: Pratyush Priyadarshi joins Google | Pics

July 2023: Shrey Gupta blogs his experience with us "Precof: A Memoir of Growth and Discovery" | Blog | Pics

July 2023: Kshitijaa Jaglan will be spending summer and fall semester at Social Networks Lab, ETH Zurich | Pics

June 2023: Arvindh A will be interning at JP Morgan Chase this summer | Pics

June 2023: Anmol Goel defends his Masters thesis "A Computational Exploration of Linguistic Ambiguity" | Thesis document | Live presentation | Poster

June 2023: Our paper "X-RiSAWOZ: High-Quality End-to-End Multilingual Dialogue Datasets and Few-shot Agents" accepted at ACL 2023. It is a collaboration between Stanford University, Tianjin University, Hanyang University, Université Paris-Saclay, Microsoft Research India, Karya, and International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH). | Findings

June 2023: PK joins the alumni meetup in Seattle | Pics

June 2023: Aakash Aanegola blogs his experience with us "A Precogger's Epilogue" | Blog | Pics

June 2023: Nidhi Goyal joins as Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE at Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, Mahindra University | Pics

June 2023: Prashant will be spending the summer at IBM Research India | Pics

June 2023: Vamshi Krishna and Priyanshul Govil will be spending their summer and fall semester at University of Maryland Baltimore County | Pics

June 2023: PK visits Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh | Pic 1 | Pic 2

June 2023: PK starts as Senior Research Associate at Artificial Intelligence Institute as University of South Carolina | Pics

June 2023: Shashwat Singh will be spending summer and fall semester at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS)| Pics

May 2023: PK interacts with SHRISHTI interns at iHub Data, IIIT Hyderabad | Details | Pics

May 2023: PK to go for summer sabbatical at AI Institute, University of South Carolina | Pics

May 2023: Amul Agrawal blogs about his experience with us "PreCog Thrills: My Epic Ride with an Amazing Academic Crew" | Blog

April 2023: Tushar Mohan blogs about his experience with us "Disentangling the mysteries of research via PreCog" | Blog

April 2023: PK visits IIT Madras | Pics

April 2023: PK gives a talk about "Data Science for Social Good" at NIT Calicut | Pics

April 2023: Anveshan Setu fellows Ashok Yadav and Kathiravan P are visiting PreCog | Pics

April 2023: PK gives a talk about "How to write a (good) research paper" at Woxsen University | Pics | Slides

March 2023: PK will be in 10th Hiedelberg Laureate Forum’s YRS committee | Pics

March 2023: "Effect of Feedback on Drug Consumption Disclosures on Social Media" accepted at 17th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM' 23), June 5th-8th, 2023, Limassol, Cyprus | Paper

March 2023: "Social Re-Identification Assisted RTO Detection for E-Commerce" in Companion Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023 (WWW ’23 Companion), April 30-May 4, 2023, Austin, TX, USA | Paper

March 2023: Shashwat Goel's paper "Towards Adversarial Evaluations for Inexact Machine Unlearning" cited in "Towards Unbounded Machine Unlearning" by Google Brain | Paper | Google Brain Paper

February 2023: "Are Models Trained on Indian Legal Data Fair?" accepted at 3rd Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Law (SAIL), February 24th-26th, 2023, Hyderabad, India | Paper

February 2023: 3rd Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Law (SAIL) is being organised from February 24th-26th, 2023 at IIIT Hyderabad | Pics

February 2023: PK hosts 3rd Symposium on AI and Law (SAIL) 2023 at IIIT Hyderabad on 24-26 February | Poster | Pics

February 2023: Pranjal Kandhari joins PreCog as Research Associate | Poster

February 2023: PK and Nidhi Goyal (PhD student) attend ACM India Annual Event| Pics 1 | Pics 2 |

January 2023: PK has a 1:1 conversation with Prof. Narendra Ahuja | Pics | Wikipedia

January 2023: Aryamann T. from IIT Gandhinagar joins us as Research Associate | Pics

January 2023: Workshop on Social Computing to be held at IIIT Hyderabad on 4 Fev, 2023 (1500 - 1800hrs IST) | Announcement | Workshop pics | Register

January 2023: PreCog's work showcased to Minister of IT, Shri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) at IIIT Hyderabad | Pics

January 2023: Hitkul successfully defends the comprehensive exam "Modeling Online User Interactions and their Offline effects on Socio-Technical Platforms" | Post | Report | Slides | Summary

January 2023: JobXMLC: EXtreme Multi-Label Classification of Job Skills with Graph Neural Networks. Accepted at Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EACL 2023.| Paper

January 2023: Anmol Agarwal, Anmol Goel, Bhavyajeet Singh, Nidhi Goyal and Shivangi Singhal selected for Google Research week in Bangalore during 29-31st January 2023 | Pics | GRW Pics

January 2023: Precog celebrated its 12th birthday | Post

December 2022: PK join Academic Council of JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur | Post

December 2022: PK blogs Dipjyoti Bisharad's journey from NPTEL course to MS in CS from GaTech | Blog

December 2022: PK as speaker at ACM India Winter School on “Topics in Digital Trust” at IIT Bombay| Pics | Event pics

December 2022: PK visits Qualcomm Hyderabad campus | Pics

December 2022: PK is a member of Faculty Selection Committee at SRM University, AP) | Pics

December 2022: Workshop on Social Computing to be held at IIIT Hyderabad on 28 Dec, 2022 (1500 - 1800hrs IST) | Announcement

December 2022: Nidhi Goyal, PhD student attends 14th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML) 2022 at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad | Pic 1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3 | Pic 4

December 2022: Anmol Goel, Masters student presents his paper at The 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) at Abu Dhabi | Pic 1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3

December 2022: Towards Effective Paraphrasing for Information Disguise. Accepted at ECIR 2023 (short paper) | Paper

December 2022: PK visits Microsoft Hyderabad | Pics

December 2022: PK will be teaching 7th edition of Privacy and Security in Online Social Media on NPTEL, starting January 2023 | Registration | Course Teaser video | Pics

December 2022: PK attends IIIT Delhi convocation | Pics

December 2022: PK in researcher spotlight at Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI), IIT Madras | Pics

December 2022: Prof. Ashwin Rajadesingan visits IIIT H | Poster | Pics

December 2022: Anmol Goel receives Diversity and Inclusion subsidy to attend EMNLP 2022 in Abu Dhabi | Pics

December 2022: PK gives talk titled "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" at IIIT Una induction | Pics

November 2022: [Job Alert] PreCog is looking for 4 Full-time-in-person-at-IIITH Research Associate | More info

November 2022: "Warning: It’s a scam!! Towards understanding the Employment Scams using Knowledge Graphs" accepted at ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data (CoDS-COMAD 2023) YRS track. Bombay, Jan 4 - 7, 2023

November 2022: Interaction with "Advanced/PG Level Certification Program in AI & ML" students visiting IIIT-H campus | Pics

November 2022: PK visits IIITDM Kancheepuram | Pics

October 2022: "Fake News in India: Scale, Diversity, Solution, and Opportunities" published in Communications of the ACM, Nov 2022 edition | Full article | Full Magazine

October 2022: PK visits IIIT Una | Pics | Convocation Pics

October 2022: Our paper "An Unsupervised, Geometric and Syntax-aware Quantification of Polysemy" accepted at Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2022 | Pre-print

October 2022: Our paper "A Suspect Identification Framework using Contrastive Relevance Feedback" accepted at Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 2023 | Paper | Supplement

October 2022: PK receives 10,000th citation | Google Scholar | Post

September 2022: We with ETH Zurich receive 212,104 CHF to study "Homophily and the Spread of (Dis)Information in Social Media" from SNSF-ICSSR-MoES | Details | Post

September 2022: PK delivers a "Master Class" on "Leveraging Social Media for Financial Advice" | Pics | Slides

September 2022: PK interacts with students for The IIIT podcast | Pics | Video

September 2022: PK selected as CODSCOMAD 2023 Applied Data Science Track PC Chair | Pics

September 2022: PK's blog on the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson | Pics

September 2022: Our paper "Understanding the Impact of Awards on Award Winners and the Community on Reddit" accepted as short paper at IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) 2022 | Pre-print

September 2022: Our paper "The Pursuit of Being Heard: An Unsupervised Approach to Narrative Detection in Online Protest" accepted as short paper at IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) 2022 | Pre-print

August 2022: Dr. Nishtha Phutela defends her PhD thesis on "Development of Stress Induction and Detection System to Study its Effect on Brain" | Thesis Document | Slides | Defence pics | Convocation pics

August 2022: PK conducts a two day workshop on Computational Social Science at IIT Madras | Pics

August 2022: Mallika Subramanian blogs her experience with us "Learn, Bond, Grow @ Precog!" | Blog

August 2022: Our 1st Paper Reading session for the Fall 2022 semester. | Paper | Pics

August 2022: Our paper "A study on the Evolution of Topics and Topic Interactions in OSNs: A Temporal Approach" accepted as late breaking paper at 13th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) 2022

August 2022: "The Times They Are-a-Changin": The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Online Music Sharing in India, accepted at 13th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) 2022 | Pre-print

August 2022: PK will be at IIT Madras for an in-person 5 hour workshop on 26-27 August 2022. | Poster

August 2022: PK gave a talk at IGDTUW as a part of their orientation program | Poster

August 2022: Ritwik Mishra defended his comprehensive exam on "A Framework for Automatic Question Answering in Indian Languages” | Pic | Slides | Summary | Report

August 2022: PK starting a new position as Associate Researcher (adjunct position) at Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI), IIT Madras | Pic

July 2022: Summer Institute of Computational Social Science wrap up | Pic

July 2022: PK visits IIT Madras | Pic

July 2022: Prof. Kiran Garimella visits IIIT-H to give a talk at SICSS'22 | Pic

July 2022: Hiring 3-4 full time Research Associates | Apply

July 2022: Shashwat Goel visiting Université Paris Dauphine - PSL for a 3 month internship with CNRS France | Pic

July 2022: Prof. Rajesh Sharma from University of Tartu is visiting us | Pic

July 2022: Shivangi Singhal (pursuing PhD from IIIT Delhi) is visiting us | Pic

July 2022: PK is a part of 9th Hiedelberg Laureate Forum's 2022 Young Researcher Selection Committee | Pic

July 2022: Jivitesh Jain completes his B.Tech (Hons) from IIIT Hyderabad with a 10 CG | Pic

July 2022: Arnav Kapoor successfully defends his Masters thesis "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied Enabling Legal Artificial Intelligence via Bail Prediction on Hindi Case Documents" | Pic | Thesis Document | Full video | Slides | Code |

July 2022: Dr. Geetika Arora successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis "Efficient Indexing Techniques for Biometric Databases" at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani | Pic


Exciting Work
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Hindi Legal Documents Corpus

HLDC: the Hindi Legal Documents Corpus (HLDC), a corpus of 900K legal documents in Hindi.

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A collection of English-Hindi code-mixed datasets from a syntactic lens

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Lockstep Behaviors on Google Play

Investigating how fraud is intertwined with labor and poses a threat

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Diagnosing Data from ICTs

A first step to a holistic qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Digital Green as an ICT

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“A Virus Has No Religion”

“A Virus Has No Religion”: Analyzing Islamophobia on Twitter During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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KCNet: Kernel-based Canonicalization Network for entities in Recruitment Domain

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Spy The Lie

Spy The Lie: Fraudulent Jobs Detection in Recruitment Domain using Knowledge Graphs

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CoMeT: Towards Code-Mixed Translation Using Parallel Monolingual Sentences

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AbuseAnalyzer: Abuse Detection, Severity and Target Prediction for Gab Posts

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(Un)Masked COVID-19 Trends from Social Media

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Fake News Detection

Automating Fake News Detection System using Multi-level Voting Model

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SpotFake: A Multi-Modal Framework for Fake News Detection