About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign. I was previously a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, Montréal, with the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI (FATE) group. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing at Georgia Tech and did my undergraduate (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. I also hold industry research experience of five years from my pre-PhD days.

My research is in computational social science, social computing, and human-centered machine learning. I adopt methods from machine learning, natural language, and causal inference analysis to examine human behavior and wellbeing using social media and online data, along with complementary multimodal sensing data. By situating the studies in an interdisciplinary context, drawing from psychology and social science, my work bears implications from theoretical, practical, design, and ethical perspectives catering to various stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

A major stream of my work focuses on the wellbeing in situated contexts, such as college campuses and workplaces, which are geographically situated communities. I am interested in examining the in-practice utility and ecological validity of such wellbeing sensing technologies, along with questioning the underlying assumptions and foreseeing the possible harms of these technologies. This enables us to better understand the needs, benefits, and harms of these technologies, and rethinking the responsible design, development, and deployment of these technologies (if at all).

I plan to recruit PhD students for Fall 2024. If you are interested, please send me an email.

Koustuv Saha

              

Recent Highlights

  • 2023 December: Thrilled to attend FIRE 2023 at Goa and be an invited speaker at IndoML 2023 at Mumbai.
  • 2023 October: Excited to attend CSCW 2023 at Minneapolis. First in-person conference in four years (the last one was CSCW 2019 at Austin).
  • 2023 May: Excited to be joining as an Assistant Professor at UIUC CS, starting Fall 2023.
  • 2022 March: Very happy to be awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award by College of Computing, Georgia Tech.
  • 2021 October: Delighted to start at Microsoft Research, Montreal. Looking forward to what's ahead!
  • 2021 June: Successfully defended my Ph.D dissertation "Computational and Causal Approaches on Social Media and Multimodal Sensing Data: Examining Wellbeing in Situated Contexts". Thanks to my amazing committee, mentors, collaborators, friends, and family. Dissertation Link.
  • 2020 December: So happy to be recognized as a Snap Research Fellow: 2020 Snap Research Fellowship. 👻
  • 2020 December: Our work on studying psychosocial effects of COVID-19 gets covered in New York Times and CBC Radio.
  • 2020 October: Extremely thrilled and honored to be recognized as a Foley Scholar, a recipient of the Foley Scholarship Award, GVU Center's highest recognition for student excellence in research contributions to computing. 
  • 2020 October: Attending the (virtual) CSCW 2020 conference. Attending the Doctoral Consortium and presenting a poster on my proposed dissertation work.
  • 2020 September: Our upcoming work on the psychological impacts of active shooter drills in K-12 school communities gets featured in NBC, 11Alive, Hill, and Commonwealth Times.

Publications

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017


2024

  1. Observer Effect in Social Media Use  PDF  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Pranshu Gupta, Gloria Mark, Emre Kiciman, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Conditionally Accepted to Appear in Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 26.3%).
    CHI 2024
  2. Bystanders of Online Moderation: Examining the Effects of Witnessing Post-Removal Explanations  PDF  Cite
    Shagun Jhaver, Himanshu Rathi, and Koustuv Saha
    Conditionally Accepted to Appear in Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 26.3%).
    CHI 2024
  3. Improving Work-Nonwork Balance with Data- Driven Implementation Intention with Mental Contrasting  Cite
    Yasaman S. Sefidgar, Matthew Jörke, Jina Suh, Koustuv Saha, Shamsi T. Iqbal, Gonzalo Ramos, and Mary Czerwinski
    To appear in Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), 2024.
    CSCW 2024

2023

  1. Can Workers Meaningfully Consent to Workplace Wellbeing Technologies?  DL  Pre-print  PDF  Video  Cite
    Shreya Chowdhary, Anna Kawakami, Mary L. Gray, Jina Suh, Alexandra Olteanu, and Koustuv Saha
    Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency.
    FAccT 2023
  2. Sensing Wellbeing in the Workplace, Why and For Whom? Envisioning Impacts with Organizational Stakeholders.  DL  Pre-print   PDF  Cite
    Anna Kawakami, Shreya Chowdhary, Shamsi T. Iqbal, Q. Vera Liao, Alexandra Olteanu, Jina Suh, and Koustuv Saha
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), 2023.
    CSCW 2023
  3. Mental Health Coping Stories on Social Media: A Causal-Inference Study of Papageno Effect  DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Yunhao Yuan, Koustuv Saha, Barbara Keller, Erkki Isometsä, and Talayeh Aledavood
    Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023, (Acceptance: 19.2%).
    TheWebConf (formerly WWW) 2023
  4. Focused Time Saves Nine: Evaluating Computer-Assisted Protected Time for Hybrid Information Work  DL  PDF  Video  Blog  Cite
    Vedant Das Swain, Javier Hernandez, Brian Houck, Koustuv Saha, Jina Suh, Ahad Chaudhry, Tenny Cho, Wendy Guo, Shamsi T. Iqbal, and Mary Czerwinski
    Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 28.39%).
    CHI 2023
  5. Focus Time for Wellbeing and Work Engagement of Information Workers  DL  PDF  Video  Blog  Cite
    Koustuv Saha and Shamsi T. Iqbal
    Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (Acceptance: 34%).
    CHI 2023 Late Breaking Work
  6. Lessons Learned for Data-Driven Implementation Intentions with Mental Contrasting  DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Yasaman S. Sefidgar, Matthew Jörke, Jina Suh, Koustuv Saha, Shamsi T. Iqbal, Gonzalo Ramos, and Mary Czerwinski
    Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts.
    CHI 2023 Case Study
  7. Focus Time: Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Protected Time for Wellbeing and Work Engagement of Information Workers  DL  PDF  Cite
    Koustuv Saha and Shamsi T. Iqbal
    Proceedings of 2023 Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction for Work (CHIWORK).
    CHIWORK 2023
  8. Charting the Sociotechnical Gap in Explainable AI: A Framework to Address the Gap in XAI  DL  Link  Cite
    Upol Ehsan, Koustuv Saha, Munmun De Choudhury, and Mark O. Riedl
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), 2023.
    CSCW 2023
  9. Supporters First: Understanding Online Social Support on Mental Health from a Supporter Perspective  DL  PDF  Cite
    Meeyun Kim, Koustuv Saha, Munmun De Choudhury, and Daejin Choi
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), 2023.
    CSCW 2023
  10. Predicting Opioid Use Outcomes in Minoritized Communities  DL  Cite
    Abhay Goyal, Nimay Parekh, Lam Yin Cheung, Koustuv Saha, Frederick L Altice, Robin O'hanlon, Roger Ho Chun Man, Chunki Fong, Christian Poellabauer, Honoria Guarino, Pedro Mateu Gelabert, and Navin Kumar
    Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics.
    BCB 2023
  11. Modeling gender dysphoria with social media for use in technology-delivered interventions: A machine learning and natural language processing validation study  Link  Cite
    Cory J. Cascalheira, Ryan E. Flinn, Yuxuan Zhao, Dannie Klooster, Danica Laparade, Shah M. Hamdi, Jillian R. Scheer, Alejandra Gonzalez, Emily M. Lund, Ivan N. Gomez, Koustuv Saha, and Munmun De Choudhury
    JMIR Formative Research, 2023.
    JMIR Formative Research
  12. Partisan US News Media Representations of Syrian Refugees  DL   Cite
    Keyu Chen, Marzieh Babaeianjelodar, Yiwen Shi, Kamila Janmohamed, Rupak Sarkar, Ingmar Weber, Thomas Davidson, Munmun De Choudhury, Jonathan Huang, Shweta Yadav, Ashique R. Khudabukhsh, Preslav Ivanov Nakov, Chris T Bauch, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Koustuv Saha, Kaveh Khoshnood, and Navin Kumar
    Proceedings of the 17th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2023.
    ICWSM 2023
  13. Towards Successful Deployment of Wellbeing Sensing Technologies: Identifying Misalignments across Contextual Boundaries  Cite
    Jina Suh, Javier Hernandez, Koustuv Saha, Kathy Dixon, Mehrab Bin Morshed, Esther Howe, Anna Kawakami, and Mary Czerwinski
    Affective Computing for Mental Wellbeing (mWell), co-located with ACII 2023.
    mWell 2023
  14. Investigating Self-supervised Learning for Predicting Stress and Stressors from Passive Sensing  Cite
    Harish Haresamudram, Jina Suh, Javier Hernandez, Jenna Butler, Ahad Chaudhry, Longqi Yang, Koustuv Saha, and Mary Czerwinski
    Affective Computing for Mental Wellbeing (mWell), co-located with ACII 2023.
    mWell 2023
  15. Categorizing Memes about Abortion  DL  Cite
    Yashna Nainani, Kaveh Khoshnood, Ashley Feng, Muhammad Siddique, Clara Broekaert, Allie Wong, Koustuv Saha, Roy Ka-Wei Lee, Zach Schwitzky, Lam Yin Cheung, Frederick L. Altice and Navin Kumar
    2nd Workshop on Images in Online Political Communication, collocated with AAAI ICWSM 2023.
    PhoMemes 2023
  16. Misogynistic Extremism: A Scoping Review  Link  Cite
    Robin O’Hanlon, Frederick L Altice, Roy K Lee, Jack LaViolette, Gloria Mark, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Koustuv Saha, Munmun De Choudhury, and Navin Kumar
    Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, (Impact Factor: 6.60), 2023.
    Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
  17. Does Papageno Effect Occur on Social Media?  Link
    Yunhao Yuan, Koustuv Saha, Barbara Keller, Erkki Isometsä, and Talayeh Aledavood
    9th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2).
    IC2S2 2023

2022

  1. Social Media Discussions Predict Mental Health Consultations on College Campuses  Link  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Asra Yousuf, Ryan L Boyd, James W Pennebaker, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Nature Scientific Reports, (Impact Factor: 5.13), 2022.
    Scientific Reports
  2. Food, Mood, Context: Examining College Students’ Eating Context and Mental Well-Being  DL  Cite
    Mehrab Bin Morshed, Samruddhi Shreeram Kulkarni, Koustuv Saha, Richard Li, Leah G. Roper, Lama Nachman, Hong Lu, Lucia Mirabella, Sanjeev Srivastava, Kaya de Barbaro, Munmun De Choudhury, Thomas Plötz, Gregory D. Abowd
    ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare, 2022.
    ACM Health
  3. Veteran Critical Theory as a Lens to Understand Veterans’ Needs and Support on Social Media  DL  PDF  Cite
    Jiawei Zhou, Koustuv Saha, Irene ML Carron, Dong Whi Yoo, Catherine R Deeter, Munmun De Choudhury, and Rosa I Arriaga
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), 2022.
    CSCW 2022
  4. Classifying Minority Stress Disclosure on Social Media with Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory  DL   PDF  Cite
    Cory J Cascalheira, Shah Muhammad Hamdi, Jillian R Scheer, Koustuv Saha, Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 16th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2022.
    ICWSM 2022
  5. Categorizing Memes about the Ukraine Conflict  DL   Cite
    Keyu Chen, Ashley Feng, Rohan Aanegola, Koustuv Saha, Allie Wong, Zach Schwitzky, Roy Ka-Wei Lee, Robin O'Hanlon, Munmun De Choudhury, Frederick L Altice, Kaveh Khoshnood, and Navin Kumar
    Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Data and Social Networks (CSoNet), 2022.
    CSoNet 2022
  6. COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions in the Initial Phases of US Vaccine Roll-out: An Observational Study on Reddit   Link  Cite
    Navin Kumar, Isabel Corpus, Meher Hans, Nikhil Harle, Nan Yang, Curtis McDonald, Shinpei Nakamura Sakai, Kamila Janmohamed, Keyu Chen, Frederick L. Altice, Weiming Tang, Jason L. Schwartz, S. Mo Jones-Jang, Koustuv Saha, Shahan Ali Memon, Chris T. Bauch, Munmun De Choudhury, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Joseph D. Tucker, Abhay Goyal, Aman Tyagi, Kaveh Khoshnood, and Saad Omer
    BMC Public Health, 2022.
    BMC Public Health

2021

  1. A Social Media Study on Demographic Differences in Perceived Job Satisfaction   DL   PDF  Video  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Asra Yousuf, Louis Hickman, Pranshu Gupta, Louis Tay, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), Presented at CSCW 2021.
    CSCW 2021
  2. What Life Events are Disclosed on Social Media, How, When, and By Whom?   DL  PDF  Supplementary  Video  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Jordyn Seybolt, Stephen M Mattingly, Talayeh Aledavood, Chaitanya Konjeti, Gonzalo J Martinez, Ted Grover, Gloria Mark, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 26%), Presented at CHI 2021.
    CHI 2021
  3. AdverTiming Matters: Examining User Ad Consumption for Effective Ad Allocations on Social Media   DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Yozen Liu, Nicholas Vincent, Farhan Asif Chowdhury, Leonardo Neves, Neil Shah, and Maarten W Bos
    Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 26%), Presented at CHI 2021.
    CHI 2021
  4. Person-Centered Predictions of Psychological Constructs with Social Media Contextualized by Multimodal Sensing   DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Koustuv Saha+, Ted Grover+, Stephen M Mattingly, Vedant Das Swain, Pranshu Gupta, Gonzalo J Martinez, Pablo Robles-Granda, Gloria Mark, Aaron Striegel, and Munmun De Choudhury (+ co-primary)
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT), 2021, Presented at UbiComp 2021.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2021
  5. Understanding Side Effects of Antidepressants: Large-scale Longitudinal Study on Social Media Data  Link   PDF   Supplementary   Cite
    Koustuv Saha, John Torous, Emre Kiciman, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health, (Impact Factor: 3.54), 2021.
    JMIR Mental Health
  6. Towards Mutual Theory of Mind in Human-AI Interaction: How Language Reflects What Students Perceive About a Virtual Teaching Assistant  DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Qiaosi Wang, Koustuv Saha, Eric Gregori, David A Joyner, and Ashok K Goel
    Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 26%).
    CHI 2021
  7. Impacts of School Drills on the Psychological Well-being of American K-12 School Communities: A Social Media Study  Link  Cite  NBC  11Alive  Hill CWT  Vox
    Mai ElSherief, Koustuv Saha, Pranshu Gupta, Shrija Mishra, Jordyn Seybolt, Jiajia Xie, Megan O'Toole, Sarah Burd-Sharps, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 2021.
    Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
  8. "The Smartest Decision for My Future": Social Media Reveals Challenges and Stress During Post-College Life Transition  DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Crystal Gong, Koustuv Saha, and Stevie Chancellor
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), 2021.
    CSCW 2021
  9. CEAM: The Effectiveness of Cyclic and Ephemeral Attention Models of User Behavior on Social Platforms   DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Farhan Asif Chowdhury, Yozen Liu, Koustuv Saha, Nicholas Vincent, Leonardo Neves, Neil Shah, and Maarten W Bos
    Proceedings of the 15th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), (Acceptance: 12%), 2021.
    ICWSM 2021
  10. Predicting Participant Compliance with Fitness Tracker Wearing and EMA Protocols in Information Workers: An Observational Study   Link   Cite
    Gonzalo J Martinez, Stephen M Mattingly, Pablo Robles-Granda, Koustuv Saha, Anusha Sirigiri, Jessica Young, Nitesh V Chawla, Munmun De Choudhury, Sidney K D'Mello, Gloria Mark, and Aaron Striegel
    Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth (JMU), (Impact Factor: 4.31), 2021.
    JMIR mHealth and uHealth
  11. Predicting Job Performance Using Mobile Sensing   DL  PDF   Cite
    Shayan Mirjafari, Subigya Nepal, Hessam Bagherinezhad, Gonzalo J Martinez, Koustuv Saha, Mikio Obuchi, Pino Audia, Nitesh V Chawla, Anind K Dey, Aaron Striegel, Andrew T Campbell
    IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2021.
    IEEE Pervasive Computing
  12. Jointly Predicting Job Performance, Personality, Cognitive Ability, Affect, and Well-Being   DL  PDF   Cite
    Pablo Robles-Granda, Suwen Lin, Xian Wu, Gonzalo J Martinez, Stephen M Mattingly, Edward Moskal, Aaron Striegel, Nitesh V Chawla, S D'Mello, J Gregg, Kari Nies, Gloria Mark, Ted Grover, Andrew T Campbell, Shayan Mirjafari, Koustuv Saha, Munmun De Choudhury, and Anind K Dey
    IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2021.
    IEEE Computational Intelligence
  13. Examining Factors Associated with Twitter Account Suspension Following the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election   DL  PDF   Cite
    Farhan Asif Chowdhury, Dheeman Saha, Md Rashidul Hasan, Koustuv Saha, and Abullah Mueen
    Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 2021.
    ASONAM 2021
  14. Assessing the Mental Health of College Students by Leveraging Social Media Data   DL   Cite
    Koustuv Saha and Munmun De Choudhury
    XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students.
    XRDS

2020

  1. Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Large-scale Quasi-Experimental Study on Social Media   Link  PDF  NYT  CBC  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, John Torous, Eric D Caine, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), (Impact Factor: 5.03), 2020
    JMIR
  2. Causal Factors of Effective Psychosocial Outcomes in Online Mental Health Communities    DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Koustuv Saha and Amit Sharma
    Proceedings of the 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), (Acceptance: 16%), Presented at ICWSM 2020.
    ICWSM 2020
  3. Modeling Organizational Culture with Workplace Experiences Shared on Glassdoor   DL  PDF  Press  Video  Cite
    Vedant Das Swain+, Koustuv Saha+, Manikanta D Reddy, Hemang Rajvanshy, Gregory D Abowd, and Munmun De Choudhury (+ co-primary)
    Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (Acceptance: 24%).
    CHI 2020
  4. Social Media and Ubiquitous Technologies for Remote Worker Wellbeing and Productivity in a Post-Pandemic World   DL  PDF  Cite
    Vedant Das Swain+, Koustuv Saha+, Gregory D Abowd, and Munmun De Choudhury (+ co-primary)
    Proceedings of 2020 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Machine Intelligence (CogMI), Highlighted Talk at Microsoft Research NFoW
    CogMI 2020
  5. Measuring Self-Esteem with Passive Sensing   DL  PDF  Video  Slides  Cite
    Mehrab Bin Morshed+, Koustuv Saha+, Munmun De Choudhury, Gregory D Abowd, and Thomas Plötz (+ co-primary)
    Proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Presented at PervasiveHealth, 2020.
    PervasiveHealth 2020
  6. A Real-Time Eating Detection System for Capturing Eating Moments and Triggering Ecological Momentary Assessments to Obtain Further Context: System Development and Validation Study    Link  Cite
    Mehrab Bin Morshed, Samriddhi Kuklkarni, Richard Li, Koustuv Saha, Leah Galante Roper, Lama Nachman, Hong Lu, Lucia Mirabella, Sanjeev Srivastava, Munmun De Choudhury, Kaya de Barbaro, Thomas Plötz, Gregory D Abowd
    Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth (JMU), (Impact Factor: 4.31), 2020
    JMIR mHealth and uHealth
  7. Understanding Moderation in Online Mental Health Communities   DL  PDF  Video  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala, Sarmistha Dutta, Eva Sharma, and Munmun De Choudhury
    In 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Springer LNCS, Presented at HCII 2020.
    HCII 2020
  8. Improved Sleep Detection Through The Fusion of Phone Agent and Wearable Data Streams   DL  PDF  Cite
    Gonzalo J Martinez+, Stephen M Mattingly+, Jessica Young, Louis Faust, Anind K Dey, Andrew T Campbell, Munmun De Choudhury, Shayan Mirjafari, Subigya Nepal, Pablo Robles-Granda, Koustuv Saha, Aaron Striegel (+ co-primary)
    In Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices (WristSense), co-located with IEEE PerCom,  Best Paper Honorable Mention
    WristSense 2020, IEEE PerCom

2019

  1. LibRA: On LinkedIn based Role Ambiguity and Its Relationship with Wellbeing and Job Performance   DL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Manikanta D Reddy, Stephen M Mattingly, Edward Moskal, Anusha Sirigiri, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), (Acceptance: 31%), Presented at CSCW 2019.
    CSCW 2019
  2. The Language of LGBTQ+ Minority Stress Experiences on Social MediaDL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Sang C Kim, Manikanta D Reddy, Albert J Carter, Eva Sharma, Oliver L Haimson, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), (Acceptance: 31%), Presented at CSCW 2019.
    CSCW 2019
  3. A Social Media Study on the Effects of Psychiatric Medication UseDL  PDF  Slides  Cite  
    Koustuv Saha, Benjamin Sugar, John Torous, Bruno Abrahao, Emre Kiciman, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), (Acceptance: 18%), Presented at ICWSM 2019,   Outstanding Study Design Paper
    ICWSM 2019
  4. Imputing Missing Social Media Data Stream in Multisensor Studies of Human Behavior   DL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Manikanta D Reddy, Vedant Das Swain, Julie M Gregg, Ted Grover, Suwen Lin, Gonzalo J Martinez, Stephen M Mattingly, Shayan Mirjafari, Raghu Mulukutla, Kari Nies, Pablo Robles-Granda, Anusha Sirigiri, Dong Whi Yoo, Pino Audia, Andrew T Campbell, Nitesh V Chawla, Sidney K D'Mello, Anind K Dey, K Jiang, Qiang Liu, Gloria Mark, Edward Moskal, Aaron Striegel, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), (Acceptance: 18%), Presented at ACII 2019.
    ACII 2019
  5. Prevalence and Psychological Effects of Hateful Speech in Online College CommunitiesDL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Eshwar Chandrasekharan, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci), (Acceptance: 31.5%), Presented at WebSci 2019
    WebSci 2019
  6. A Multisensor Person-Centered Approach to Understand the Role of Daily Activities in Job Performance with Organizational PersonasDL  PDF  Cite
    Vedant Das Swain, Koustuv Saha, Hemang Rajvanshy, Anusha Sirigiri, Julie M Gregg, Suwen Lin, Gonzalo J Martinez, Stephen M Mattingly, Shayan Mirjafari, Raghu Mulukutla, Subigya Nepal, Kari Nies, Manikanta D Reddy, Pablo Robles-Granda, Andrew T Campbell, Nitesh V Chawla, Sidney K D'Mello, Anind K Dey, K Jiang, Q Liu, Gloria Mark, Edward Moskal, Aaron Striegel, L Tay, Gregory D Abowd, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT), 2019.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2019
  7. Prediction of Mood Instability with Passive Sensing   DL  PDF  Cite
    Mehrab Bin Morshed, Koustuv Saha, Richard Li, Sidney K D'Mello, Munmun De Choudhury, Gregory D Abowd, and T Plötz
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT), 2019.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2019
  8. A Computational Study of Mental Health Awareness Campaigns on Social MediaLink  PDF  Cite
    Koustuv Saha+, John Torous+, Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala, Conor Rizuto, Amanda Stafford, and Munmun De Choudhury (+ co-primary)
    Translational Behavioral Medicine, (Impact Factor: 2.5), 2019.
    TBM
  9. JobLex: A Lexico-Semantic Knowledgebase of Occupational Information DescriptorsDL  PDF  Lexicon  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Manikanta D Reddy, and Munmun De Choudhury
    11th International Conference on Social Informatics, 2019.
    SocInfo 2019
  10. Social Media as a Passive Sensor in Longitudinal Studies of Human Behavior and WellbeingDL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, AE Bayraktaraglu, Andrew T Campbell, Nitesh V Chawla, Munmun De Choudhury, Sidney K D'Mello, Anind K Dey, Ge Gao, Julie M Gregg, Krithika Jagannath, Gloria Mark, Gonzalo J Martinez, Stephen M Mattingly, Edward Moskal, Anusha Sirigiri, Aaron Striegel, and Dong Whi Yoo
    Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, (Acceptance: 30%), Presented at CHI 2019.
    CHI 2019 Case Study
  11. Differentiating Higher and Lower Job Performers in the Workplace using Mobile Sensing   DL  PDF  Cite
    Shayan Mirjafari, K Masaba, Ted Grover, W Wang, Pino Audia, Andrew T Campbell, Nitesh V Chawla, Vedant Das Swain, Munmun De Choudhury, Anind K Dey, Sidney K D'Mello, G Gao, Julie M Gregg, K Jagannath, K Jiang, Suwen Lin, Q Liu, Gloria Mark, Gonzalo J Martinez, Stephen M Mattingly, Edward Moskal, Raghu Mulukutla, Subigya Nepal, Kari Nies, Manikanta D Reddy, Pablo Robles-Granda, Koustuv Saha, Anusha Sirigiri, and Aaron Striegel
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT), 2019.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2019
  12. The Tesserae Project: Large-Scale, Longitudinal, In Situ, Multimodal Sensing of Information Workers  DL  PDF  Cite
    Stephen M Mattingly, Julie M Gregg, Pino Audia, AE Bayraktaraglu, Andrew T Campbell, Nitesh V Chawla, Vedant Das Swain, Munmun De Choudhury, Sidney K D'Mello, Anind K Dey, Ge Gao, K Jagannath, Kaifeng Jiang, Suwen Lin, Qiang Liu, Gloria Mark, Gonzalo J Martinez, K Masaba, Shayan Mirjafari, Edward Moskal, Raghu Mulukutla, Kari Nies, Manikanta D Reddy, Pablo Robles-Granda, Koustuv Saha, Anusha Sirigiri, and Aaron Striegel
    Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, (Acceptance: 30%).
    CHI 2019 Case Study
  13. Automated Tracking of Components of Job Satisfaction via Text Mining of Twitter Data  PDF  Cite
    Louis Hickman, Koustuv Saha, Munmun De Choudhury, and Louis Tay
    ML Symposium, colocated with 34th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, 2019.
    ML Symposium, SIOP 2019
  14. On Microtargeting Socially Divisive Ads: A Case Study of Russia-Linked Ad Campaigns on Facebook   DL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Filipe N Ribeiro+, Koustuv Saha+, Mahmoudreza Babaei, Lucas Henrique, Johnnatan Messias, Fabricio Benevenuto, Oana Goga, Krishna P Gummadi, and Elissa M Redmiles (+ co-primary)
    Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*), (Acceptance: 24%), Presented at FAT* 2019.
    FAT* (now FAccT) 2019

2018

  1. A Social Media Based Examination of the Effects of Counseling Recommendations After Student Deaths on College Campuses   DL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Ingmar Weber, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), (Acceptance: 16%), Presented at ICWSM 2018.
    ICWSM 2018
  2. Modeling Stress with Social Media Around Incidents of Gun Violence on College CampusesDL  PDF  Slides  Blog  Press  Cite
    Koustuv Saha and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, PACM HCI (CSCW), (Acceptance: 27%), Presented at CSCW 2018.
    CSCW 2018

2017

  1. Inferring Mood Instability on Social Media by Leveraging Ecological Momentary Assessments   DL  PDF  Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Larry Chan, Kaya de Barbaro, Gregory D Abowd, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT), (Acceptance: 8%), Presented at UbiComp 2017.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2017
  2. Characterizing Awareness of Schizophrenia Among Facebook Users by Leveraging Facebook Advertisement EstimatesLink   Slides  Cite
    Koustuv Saha, Ingmar Weber, ML Birnbaum, and Munmun De Choudhury
    Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), (Impact Factor: 5.1), 2017, Presented at Mental Health Symposium, CHI 2017.
    JMIR
  3. Analyzing Ideological Discourse on Social Media: A Case Study on the Abortion DiscourseDLPDF  Cite
    Eva Sharma+, Koustuv Saha+, Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala+, Sucheta Ghoshal+, and Munmun De Choudhury (+ co-primary)
    Proceedings of the International Conference of The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, 2017.
    CSS 2017

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