Soham De

University of Washington


I’m a PhD student at the University of Washington and a part of the Center for Informed Public, advised by Martin Saveski. My current research interests are in Computational Social Science, which includes the study of misinformation, social media and information flow in online communities. I’m always open to discuss possible collaborations!

Previously, I interned at Microsoft Research India under Anirban Sen and Joyojeet Pal (UMich Ann Arbor). 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

Jul 2023 I’ve documented by experience applying to CS/IS PhD programs in this blog. Check it out and let me know if you find it helpful!
Jun 2023 I’m finally happy to share that I’ll be joining the PhD program at UW (iSchool) this Fall, and will be advised by Martin Saveski. Hence the color change!
Apr 2023 I visited Ann Arbor and Seattle in April, to attend PhD visit days and organise a conference. At some point, I will add these pictures in my gallery.
Mar 2023 I’m one of the student organisers for SMSI 2023 and will be in UMSI from April 7-8. Do register for the conference (it’s free!)
Dec 2022 Our work on jounalists, presented by the amazing Sukhnidh Kaur won Best Poster at ACM SIGCHI Symposium for HCI and Friends!

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. 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