Soham De

Ashoka University, Microsoft Research.

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I’m actively seeking PhD positions (Fall 2023)!

My current research interests span the Computational Social Sciences and ICT4D. Specifically, I’m interested in misinformation, social media and information flow in online communities. I’m currently interning at Microsoft Research India under Anirban Sen and Joyojeet Pal (UMich Ann Arbor). I’m also studying quantitative features of social networks and computer-mediated communication with Debayan Gupta. Previously, I’ve been a part of the MPhasis Lab (under Mahavir Jhawar and Subhashis Banerjee) and BharatSim (under Debayan Gupta).

I graduated magna cum laude from Ashoka University with a Gold Medal in Computer Science. Beyond academics, I’m a competent artist, photographer, archer and an incompetent pianist.

personal updates

Nov 2022 Reviewed and volunteered for CSCW 2022 - 10/10 recommended!
Jun 2022 Graduated from Ashoka University with the CS Gold Medal, Service Excellence, Undergraduate Research Excellence and a Special Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in Computer Science.
Jun 2022 Started internship at Microsoft Research India under Anirban Sen
Apr 2022 Started CANDID - a new research group at Ashoka University for studying social networks online

selected works

  1. Closed Ranks: The Discursive Value of Military Support for Indian Politicians
    Agrima Seth*, Soham De*Arshia Arya, and 3 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2022
  2. Note: Picking Sides: The influencer-driven #HijabBan discourse on Twitter
    Soham De, Anmol Panda, and Joyojeet Pal
    In Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCAS/SIGCHI Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS) 2022
  3. The Troll’s Toolkit: A mixed-methods study on how journalists are trolled on Indian Twitter
    Soham De*Sukhnidh Kaur*, and Joyojeet Pal
    arXiv (preprint) 2022
  4. DISMISS: Database of Indian Social Media Influencers on Twitter
    Arshia Arya*Soham De*, Dibyendu Mishra*, and 12 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 16th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2022