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

Sep 2019: Indraneil's Masters Thesis defense. September 14, 2019. Thesis | Slides | Flier | Video

Sep 2019: PK will host a session on graduate school applications on Sept 28, recommended for those applying to graduate school in the following academic year.

Sep 2019: PK visited IIT Patna, Interacted with faculty & students and gave a talk.

Aug 2019: PK visited IIT Bhilai, Interacted with faculty & students and gave a talk.

Aug 2019: Vaibhav Garg, #Classof2019 received Best M.Tech Thesis Award for his work on 'Detecting Fake Profiles on Online Matrimony'. Thesis | Slides | Video | Pics

Aug 2019: Ayush Shah, #PrecogAlum received 'JN Tata Endowment Scholarship for higher education'

Aug 2019: PK visited IIT Kanpur, Interacted with faculty & students and gave a talk.

Aug 2019: PK was part of a panel discussion on "AI for a smart and connected world". Pics

Aug 2019: UMBC's faculty Prof. Karuna Pande Joshi gave a talk on “Towards An Automated Semantically Rich Framework for Big Data Compliance.”

Aug 2019: Ashwin Rajadesingan, #PrecogAlum 2012 visited, gave a talk on "Large-Scale Analysis of Matrimonial Profiles", and interacted with current students. Pics

Aug 2019: Our work “Towards Increased Accessibility of Meme Images with the help of Rich Face Emotion Captions.” got accepted at ACM MultiMedia. Paper | Data

Aug 2019: PK gave a talk on Machine Learning & Social Media in DTU.

Aug 2019: PK completed a decade as faculty at IIIT Delhi

July 2019: Dheeraj from IIITH says "Ode to PK (and Precog)" in his blog on working with us!

July 2019: Rishabh, our Ph.D. student won the Best Summer School Project Award at the Summer School on Methods of Computational Social Science. Award

July 2019: Soujanya from IIITH pens her experience "PK: A ‘guru’ to remember!"

July 2019: Megha, our Alum #Classof2016 visited and interacted with current students. Pics

July 2019: Sayan currently studying at CMU & #PrecogIntern in 2018 shares his experience "A Juice Worth The Squeeze".

July 2019: We co-organized the ACM Summer School on Cybersecurity and Data Analytics. 45+ participants, 13 speakers, 2 weeks. Pics

July 2019: PK gave a “Machine Learning & Social Media” talk to 150+ ML enthusiasts at the 4th Summer School on Machine Learnign at IIIT Hyderabad. Pics | Slides

July 2019: PK was a jury at Grand Finale of NXP India Young Innovators Design Challenge 2019. 50+ Young Innovators (11 - 15 years old) presented their ideas. Pics

July 2019: PK got quoted on IndiaToday Union Budget 2019: Leading educationists laud research initiative in education budget

July 2019: PK started as Associate Dean of Students Affairs (DOSA) at IIIT Delhi!

June 2019: Shiven shares his experience "Journey of two years, learnings of a lifetime – My Precog Experience"

June 2019: Soumya from IIITH shares her experience "My journey with the Ponguru"

June 2019: Kanay Gupta blogs his experience with us "Journey with PK – An odyssey known as #profgiri".

June 2019: Vaibhav's Masters Thesis defense. June 28, 2019. Thesis | Slides | Flier | Video

June 2019: Vani’s Masters Thesis defense. June 5, 2019. Thesis | Slides | Flier | Video

June 2019: Our blog on "Know Our Ministers: Social Media Report Cards of Our Ministers"

June 2019: Dhruv Kuchhal, #RA #Classof2019 blogs about his experience with us: "Why PreCog, you ask?"

May 2019: Paper Attentional Road Safety Networks. Accepted at 26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Taipei, September 22-25, 2019. Paper

May 2019: Vedant Nanda, #BTech #Classof2019 blogs about his experience with us: "Precog: The Extraordinary Voyage"

May 2019: Our analysis on #MainBhiChowkidar covered in regional / Tamil media Vikatan EMagazine "மோடியை ஃபாலோ செய்த 2,29,364 சௌக்கிதார்கள்... தேர்தலின் ட்விட்டர் சுவாரஸ்யங்கள்!"

May 2019: "Twitter sees record activity during Elections" Business Standard, Page 8, May 24, 2019.

May 2019: Business Standard covers our Elections analysis Change of guard: #Chowkidaar prefix to make way for new campaign May 24, 2019.

May 2019: Mentioned over 2 lakh times, #ElectionResults2019 trends worldwide Exchange4Media May 24, 2019.

May 2019: Elections counting data analysis. 407,083 tweets, 252,143 retweets, 119,314 unique users, 140,475 original tweets, 14,465 quotes, 58 geo-tagged tweets

May 2019: Our comprehensive (all phases together) #LokSabhaElections2019 analysis featured in exchange4media "Modi wins battle of hashtags as total tweets on polling days stand at 1.74mn"

May 2019: Our #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase7 analysis featured in exchange4media "Polling action on Twitter runs out of steam as voting comes to an end"

May 2019: Our Selfie Deaths / KillFie work featured in international media Journal Gazette, SCMP, TribLive, Stuff, Claims Journal

May 2019: Washington Post features our selfie work "A checklist for taking safe selfies"

May 2019: Our Selfie work featured on The Inquirer, Daily News & Stuff

May 2019: Daksh presented our work "Travel time estimation accuracy in developing regions: An empirical case study with Uber data in Delhi-NCR" at The Web Conference (formerly WWW). Pics | Poster

May 2019: Exchange4Media covers our Phase 6 analysis Lok Sabha elections: Twitter recovers lost enthusiasm in Phase 6 P6 exchange media

May 2019: Business Standard covers our ECI "Know Your Candidates" analysis LS polls: Politicians still have a long way to become online personalities

May 2019: Our work of #FakeNews featured in How India’s Premier Engineering Institutes Are Using #AI To Make #SocialMedia A #Safe Place

May 2019: Real-time analysis of #Phase6 of #LokSabhaElections2019. Join us

May 2019: Paper "A Distant Supervision Based Approach to Medical Persona Classification" Accepted at Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2019.

May 2019: Our #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase5 analysis featured "Twitterati shows fatigue as Lok Sabha election completes Phase 5"

May 2019: Our work on #Selfies featured on Reuters today! "Phones could help guard against selfie deaths, medics say"

May 2019: Our #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase4 analysis featured in Business Standard "Lok Sabha polls Phase-4: What Twitter trends show about parties, candidates"

May 2019: Real-time analysis of #Phase5 of #LokSabhaElections2019. Join us

May 2019: Our #Phase4 analysis featured in Exchange4Media "Dip in Twitter user participation as India completes Phase 4 voting"

April 2019: It’s been 10 years since PK defended his Ph.D. thesis. Flier | Thesis | Slides

April 2019: Srishti Gupta successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis | Slides | Flier | Video

April 2019: Stunning performance by students of CSE583: Big Data Policing. Posters Stay tuned for the blogs!

April 2019: Our #Phase3 analysis featured in Business Standard today "Lok Sabha polls phase III: Here's what set trends on social media platforms"

April 2019: Our #Phase3 analysis featured in Exchange4Media "Polls on Twitter: BJP & Modi lead in Phase 3 as well"

April 2019: Our #Phase2 analysis featured in Business Standard "How the hashtags fared during second phase of Lok sabha elections" Physical paper | Online version

April 2019: Our #Phase2 analysis featured in Exchange4Media in TOP News "Modi & BJP win battle of tweets and hashtags in Phase 2 of voting"

April 2019: Real-time analysis of #Phase3 of #LokSabhaElections2019 Join us

April 2019: Srishti Gupta, Ph.D. thesis defense #5 1830hrs IST, april 25, 2019. Flier | Join the defense

April 2019: Our Elections work got featured in India Today. Elections Humour Factory. Interview / Video | Pic 1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3 | Pic 4

April 2019: Real-time analysis of #Phase2 of #LokSabhaElections2019 Join us

April 2019: Popular hashtags (frequency, temporal), popular mentions, 1st tweet, 1st Inked tweet, popular locations, #GotInked tweets, #FirstTimeVoter analysis, constituency vs candidates. Our analysis of #Phase1 #LokSabhaElections2019!

April 2019: Our comprehensive analysis of Social Media presence of @narendramodi & @rahulgandhi. "NaMo Vs RaGa: On Twitter, YouTube Facebook Instagram and LinkedIn"

April 2019: Our blog on Who-Follows-Whom?, #ChaupalOnTwitter, Political Satire Videos #LokSabhaElections2019

April 2019: Our work on #LokSabhaElections2019 and MIME was recorded for Aaj Tak. Pics.

April 2019: Paper "What Sets Verified Users Apart? Insights, Analysis and Prediction of Verified Users on Twitter" Accepted at 11th ACM Conference on Web Science.

April 2019: Rishabh receives travel grant to participate in the CSS Summer School in Berlin July 21 - 27, 2019.

April 2019: Paper "Signals Matter: Understanding Popularity and Impact of Users on Stack Overflow" Accepted at The Web Conference (formerly known as WWW), San Francisco, May 13-17, 2019. Paper | Code | Dataset.

April 2019: Paper "Travel time estimation accuracy in developing regions: An empirical case study with Uber data in Delhi-NCR" Accepted at AW4CITY Workshop, TheWebConf, San Francisco, May 13-17, 2019. Paper.

April 2019: Shrey & Divyansh #PrecogAlums receive 'J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for Higher Education' 2018 - 2019 for pursuing their graduate school.

April 2019: PK gave a talk on Selfie Deaths & #Elections2019 as part of Savishkar 2K19, a start-up oriented event at Rishi M.S Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women. 100+ participants. Pics.

April 2019: Elated to bag runner up position for best student paper award at 10th International ACM Web Science Conference. Full Paper.

March 2019: Paper "Evils of Social Media: Case Study of the Blue Whale Challenge", Accepted at CHI4EVIL workshop at CHI 2019. May 4-9, 2019. Paper

March 2019: Paper "Hardening Deep Neural Networks via Adversarial Model Cascades", Accepted at International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2019). Paper

March 2019: Front page infographic, The Times of India, March 30 featured Our work on #MainBhiChowkidar Physical paper.

March 2019: PK gave a talk on "Social Media for Central Banking / Reserve Bank of India". Slides, Pics.

March 2019: Our blog on "The #MainBhiChowkidar Campaign: 30% Verified, 36% non-verified Handles added Chowkidar to their Name".

March 2019: Business Standard covers our work on MIME, a social network for MEME enthusiasts.

March 2019: The Times of India, Page 5, March 21 covered our work, "Get a handle on this: Women calling poll shots on Twitter". Physical paper.

March 2019: PK did a #AMA on #PhDLife #Research Youtube video, Facebook video

March 2019: PK gave a talk on #Elections2019 & KillFies at Shiv Nadar University as part of the National Seminar on Cybersecurity. Pics.

March 2019: Our blog "Female Political Handles: Followed by more, Post more, Re-tweet more, and Follow less". Dashboard #Elections2019

March 2019: The Times of India, Page 2, March 9, "Battleground Twitter: Verified Political handles up 1,663% in 5 yrs."

March 2019: PK gave a talk on Social Media Risk Communication & #Elections2019 at IIITDM Jabalpur as part of the Design Workshop. Pics

March 2019: Our blog "Verified Political Handles: Party Distribution, Political Status, Gender Diversity, and Network Interactions". Dashboard #Elections2019

March 2019: Education Times, The Times of India, Page 2 March 4, 2019 covers our #WhatsFarzi "College Students develop an App to fight fake news"

March 2019: PK gave a talk on Social Media Risk Communication & #Elections2019 at IIT Madras as part of the WebScience Symposium. Pics

February 2019: Our work on WhatsFarzi covered in media: The Times of India, The Indian Express

February 2019: PK gave a talk on Social Media Risk Communication & #Elections2019 at IIT Madras as part of the WebScience Symposium.

February 2019: Our work presented at the R & D Showcase of IIIT Hyderabad. Pics

February 2019: Ayush Shah, #PrecogAlum blogs about his experience with us: "The Precog Land".

February 2019: PK's live conversation / discussion on the NPTEL Course Privacy & Security in Online Social Media. YouTube

February 2019: We are co-organizing Summer School on Cybersecurity & Data analytics at IIIT Delhi, July 8 - 18, 2019. Register

February 2019: Our app to detect Fake / Manipulated content on WhatsApp is live now on Play Store. Download

February 2019: Our Blog on Twitter's "suspect users" affects Indian political handles

February 2019: Our work on #Elections2019 covered on Business Standard

February 2019: AMA / Ask Me Anything about Ph.D. life in India. Join the conversation with PK

February 2019: PK gave a talk at VJTI Mumbai, founded in 1887! Pics

February 2019: PK gave a talk at Workshop on AI for Computational Social Science. Pics

February 2019: Paper "KidsGuard: A fine-Grained approach for child UnsAfe video Representation and Detection" Accepted at 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing. Paper | Dataset | Code

February 2019: Received Best Student Poster award at The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii / USA. "Mind Your Language: Abuse and Offence Detection for Code-Switched Languages". Award | Poster | Code

January 2019: PK’s academic tour to Goa. BITS Pilani | GIT | NIT Goa. Tour Flier

January 2019: Vasundhara Ghosh, #Classof2018 blogs about her experience with us: "A Epistle open letter to Precog, PK & RK".

January 2019: Precog celebrates its 8th Birthday. Pics

December 2018: Shrey Bagroy, #Classof2018 blogs about his experience with us: "Life on the 4th Floor".

December 2018: We are looking for interns for summer 2019, full time Research Associates, B.Tech. & M.Tech. thesis students, 1st & 2nd year students to join us. Apply here.

December 2018: Vasundhara Ghosh M.Tech. #Classof2018 IGDTUW received Vice Chancellor Gold Medal award at the convocation. Pics

November 2018: Our work on Selfie deaths / KillFies gets featured on Netflix's Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj show on Nov 25th. 19:20 mins On Netflix | 18:38 mins On YouTube

November 2018: Kushagra Singh, #Classof2018 blogs about his experience with us: "class undergradAtPrecog(IIITD):".

November 2018: 100+ visitors (including faculty & students) attended the poster session for the course Privacy and Security in Online Social Media. Pics

Has the battle for #GeneralElections2019 shifted online? Tune in, as we attempt to analyse social media data for the upcoming Elections. Blog

November 2018: Viraj Parimi, #ClassOf2019 blogs about his experience at CMU as part of Robotics Institute Summer Scholar(RISS): "A Summer to Remember".

November 2018: PK was in conversation with current students and Alums about Graduate School Admissions. Video

October 2018: PK was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of VNR VJIET's ACM Chapter. Pics

October 2018: Saksham Suri, #ClassOf2019 blogs about his experience at USC (Viterbi): "An Unforgettable Experience: Summer at USC".

October 2018: Our Saftie Camera in News! PTI, Zee News, Tribune

October 2018: Our Saftie Camera is live now!

October 2018: Kushagra Bhargava, #PrecogAlum blogs about his experience with us: "A life that most Indian students couldn’t even imagine!".

October 2018: Total views of #PSOSMonNPTEL and #HCIonNPTEL courses together cross 100,000! Course Content

October 2018: PK visited IIT Tirupati: Interacted with CS Faculty and gave a talk, interacted with students aspiring for graduate school. Pics

October 2018: PK visited IIIT Bangalore: Interacted with students, gave a talk at MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) and interacted with faculty. Pics

October 2018: PK delivered TEDx talk "A SaFar in the World of Selfies, Forwards, RTs, Likes, and Beyond" at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology. Pics | Slides

October 2018: Vedant Nanda, B.Tech. #ClassOf2019 blogs about his experience at MPI-SWS in Saarbrücken, Germany: "Internship at MPI-SWS and a summer to cherish".

October 2018: Yashovardhan Sharma, #PrecogAlum, receives the Commonwealth Scholarship to study Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

October 2018: PK was in conversation with Prof. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Professor CMU about Graduate School Admissions on 2nd October. Part 1 | Part 2

September 2018: Kushagra Bhargava, #PrecogAlum, is selected as a 2018 Youth@IGF Fellow to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in UNESCO Headquarters Paris, Nov 2018.

September 2018: Kaustubh Welankar, B.Tech. #ClassOf2020 blogs about his experience with us: "A Summer at Precog".

September 2018: Divyansh, who is joining CMU for his Masters, blogs his experience with us: "A tryst with Precog: My journey of 2 years, an adventure of a lifetime".

September 2018: PK visited IIT Gandhinagar: Interacted with faculty, students, delivered a technical talk and another on graduate school admissions. Pics | Video

September 2018: Registrations are now open for "2nd Winter School on User Experience Design" at IIIT Hyderabad, co-organized by Precog! Click here to register.

August 2018: Daksh Shah, B.Tech. #ClassOf2021 blogs about his experience with VideoLAN @GSoC: "My GSoC experience with VLC (macOS Interface Redesign)".

August 2018: Our Election 2014 Twitter Dataset is now public

August 2018: PK was in conversation with Prof. Narendra Ahuja, Professor UIUC about "How to do impactful research?". Video

August 2018: PK expressed his opinions about #FakeNews which got covered in Business Standard Hindi Edition

August 2018: PK visited IIIT Sri City, evaluated the 1st MS thesis of IIIT Sri City. Pics

August 2018: PK was in conversation with Prof. Ben Y. Zhao, Professor University of Chicago about Graduate School Admissions. Part 1 | Part 2 | Full audio transcript

August 2018: Our work on #WhatsApp #FakeNews got covered in The Times of India, The Economic Times, India Today, Outlook India.

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