I finished my Ph.D. student at the iSchool, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My thesis was titled Information Extraction from Digital Social Trace Data with Applications to Social Media and Scholarly Communication Data. My current work is at the intersection of machine learning, information extraction, social network analysis, and visualizations. My research interest lie in developing machine learning techniques to information extraction tasks as well as analyzing the extracted information for social patterns. I have primarily applied my skills to studying social media and scholarly data. I finished my Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2012. I was a fellow of Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, from 2007 to 2012.
Shubhanshu Mishra is a 6th year PhD student at the iSchool of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked as a Research Assistant with Jana Diesner and Vetle Torvik. He is working on projects at the intersection of Machine Learning, Text Network Analysis and Scholarly Data Mining.
He completed his integrated bachelors and masters in Mathematics and Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) in 2012. During his undergraduate he was a fellow of the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, a prestigious fellowship for science students in India. His master thesis was on "Analysis of Social Media Data to identify Positive and Negatively influential people".[PPT]
Shubhanshu has been an active programmer and software developer for the last 8 years. He has acquired work experience as a software developer at leading companies like Citrix and Barclays Capital. He also worked as a research intern at the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore with Gloria Ng on Tagging-Singapore, a maps based mashup of Singapore tourism data.
He enjoys learning through online courses, programming and flying his quad copters, and playing with Machine Learning methods. He has recently developed an interest in deep learning. You can see some of his projects on his Github page.
Apart from technology, Shubhanshu likes being involved in volunteering opportunities and has volunteered at the Chicago Public Library. In IIT Kharagpur he was the President of the local chapter of AIESEC, the world's largest youth run not for profit organization. In his free time he loves updating his blog and writing poetry.