Academic Career
Since Apr 2021

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Computational Social Science

Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany
Apr 2018 – Mar 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

Computational Social Science department, GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Jan – Mar 2018

Visiting postdoctoral Fellow

Algorithmed Public Spheres network, Leibniz Institute for Media Research - Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg, Germany
Jul 2011 – 2017

PhD Candidate

MPI-SWS, Saarbruecken, Germany

Advisor: Dr. Krishna Gummadi
Thesis: "Quantifying & Characterizing Information Diets of Social Media Users"

Oct 2009 – Jun 2011

Doctoral Student in Preparatory Phase

Graduate School of Computer Science, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

Degree Obtained: M.Sc. in Computer Science

Jul 2007 – Jun 2009

Master's Student

Institute of Informatics and Communication, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Degree Obtained: M.Sc. in Informatics

Jul 2004 – Jun 2007

Bachelor's Student

Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Degree Obtained: B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics

Awards & Grants

Best Reviewer Award, ICWSM

Leibniz Competition 2022

2022 - 2025

Political polarization and individualized online information environments: A longitudinal tracking study

Proposal for Leibniz Collaborative Excellence

with

  • Leibniz Institute for Media Research - Hans Bredow Institute
  • University of Bremen
  • GESIS

Funding volume: 1.000.000€

Foundational Integrity Research Grant: Misinformation and Polarization from Facebook

2021

News diets & citizenship: A study combining web tracking data and surveys

with

  • Denis Bonnay (Universite Paris Nanterre)
  • Marcos Oliveira (University of Exeter)
  • Sebastian Stier (GESIS)

Funding volume: 50.000$

Zukunftskolleg Intersectoral Cooperation Programme Funding from University of Konstanz

2021

Lockdown on the Web: The unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s web browsing behaviour

with

  • Denis Bonnay (Universite Paris Nanterre)
  • Marcos Oliveira (University of Exeter)

Funding volume: 10.000€

Social Media and Democracy Research grant from Social Science One & Social Science Research Council

2019 - 2020

SHARENEWS: Predicting the Shareworthiness of ‘Real’ and ‘Fake’ News in Europe

with

  • Sebastian Stier (GESIS)
  • Judith Möller, Damian Trilling, Claes de Vreese (University of Amsterdam)
  • Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University)
  • Agnieskzka Stepinska, Jakub Jakubowski (Adam Mickiewicz University)
  • Cornelius Puschman (University of Bremen)

Funding volume: 50.000€

Indo-German Max Planck Center for Computer Science (IMPECS) Grant for Research Visit to Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Funding volume: 1.000€

Google European Doctoral Fellowship for Social Computing

2011 - 2014

Funding volume: 200.000€

Google Anita Borg Scholarship

2013

Funding volume: 7.000€