• Machine Learning, Inference and Algorithms for Network Dynamics, Graph Analysis

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  • Email: krsharma_at_usc_dot_edu
  • Contact: RTH 321, 3710 McClintock Ave, University of Southern California.

I am a fourth year, Computer Science, PhD student at the University of Southern California. I am advised by Prof. Yan Liu. My research interests are in developing machine learning models and algorithms for relational and graph structured data.

I am currently studying models, inference methods and algorithms to understand network dynamics (such as diffusion/propagation processes on social networks) and explain observed phenomenon (such as the spread of misinformation and fake news), and further to leverage graph analysis to build better predictive and interventional models for fake news detection and mitigation.

I am also fortunate to have worked with Prof David Kempe on preferential attachment models to understand social network phenomenon. Also with Dr. Pinar Donmez at Facebook AI as a research intern and with Dr. Lokendra Shastri at Samsung Research in natural language dialogue understanding. And in my first year, with Prof Prem Natarajan on recommender systems, language processing and machine translation.

Work Experience

  • May - Aug 2019: Research Intern, Facebook Inc, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

  • May - Aug 2018: Data Science Intern, Adobe, San Jose, CA, USA.

  • 2014 - 2016: Senior Software Engineer, Samsung Research India, Bangalore.


  • 2016 - Present: Ph.D Computer Science, University of Southern California, USA

  • 2010 - 2014: B.Tech Computer Engineering, University of Mumbai, India