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.

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Doing research, building solutions, making a difference in Society

October 2023: Our short paper "CiteCaseLAW: Citation Worthiness Detection in Caselaw for Legal Assistive Writing" Accepted at JURIX 2023. | Paper

October 2023: Our paper, "Explaining Finetuned Transformers on Hate Speech Predictions using Layerwise Relevance Propagation" accepted at 11th International Conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, 2023. | Paper

September 2023: Our recent work on Open Information Extraction Tool For Indic Languages covered on The Hans India | Pics

September 2023: Precog alum Shradha Sehgal receives Siebel Scholar Award for 2024 | Pics

September 2023: Our paper, "IndIE: A Multilingual Open Information Extraction Tool For Indic Languages," has been accepted for publication in the Findings of IJCNLP-AACL 2023 | Pics

September 2023: Join us for Brainstorm Fall 2023 | Pics

September 2023: Precog recruiting research assistants | Pics

August 2023: Precog alums Omkar, Pooja, Bhavyajeet, Asmit, and Abhijeet join UIUC, Columbia University, Microsoft Research, Georgia Tech, and Goldman Sachs respectively | Pic 1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3 | Pic 4 | Pic 5

August 2023: PK visits IIIT Una for Freshers 2023 Orientation Program | Pics

August 2023: PK visits Plaksha University | Pics

August 2023: Shashwat Goel visiting Berkley for Stanford Existential Risk Institute ML Alignment Theory Scholars Program | Pics

August 2023: PK interacts with students at IIITDM Kancheepuram as a part of Freshers 2023 orientation program | Pics

August 2023: Precog alums Ansh Khandelwal, Shrey Gupta and Shaurya Dewan join CMU | Pics

August 2023: PK inaugurates ACM student chapter at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology | Pics

August 2023: PK gives ACM Indian Eminent Speaker talk at Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences | Pics

August 2023: Triansh Sharma joins Rubrik | Pics

August 2023: PK gives keynote at JayPee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT) | Pics

August 2023: PK meets newly graduated Anmol Goel with his MS thesis | Pics

July 2023: PK completes 14 years of professorship | Pics

July 2023: Anmol Agarwal joins Microsoft Research | Pics

July 2023: PK visits Georgia Tech | Pics

July 2023: Our paper in the shared task at WASSA2023 ACL workshop ranked 6th overall | Pics

July 2023: Amul Agrawal joins Uber as SDE | Pics

July 2023: Precog alum Dhruv Kuchhal defend his PhD thesis "Building Trust In the Online Ecosystem through Empirical Evaluations of Web Security and Privacy Concerns" | Pics

July 2023: Our work “Representation Learning for Identifying Depression Causes in Social Media” accepted at the Knowledge-infused Learning Workshop at ACM SIGKDD & Annual KDD Conference 2023 | Pics

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 | Pics

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


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