My research focuses on studying how the users are consuming information on Online Social Networks. In particular, I am interested in exploring what sort of information diets are the users producing or consuming on social media and in evaluating what role the automated retrieval services like search and recommendations are playing in shaping their diets.

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in the Social Computing Research group with Dr. Krishna P. Gummadi as my advisor.

I am a recipient of the Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Social Networking for the year 2011. I am also a Google Anita Borg scholar for the year 2013.

Education

  • Jul 2011 – Present: PhD Student, MPI-SWS
    Advisor: Dr. Krishna Gummadi
  • Oct 2009 – Present: Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Computer Science, Saarland University
    Mentor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Holger Hermanns
    Degree Obtained: M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • Jul 2007 – Jun 2009: Master's Student, Institute of Informatics and Communication, University of Delhi
    Degree Obtained: M.Sc. in Informatics
  • Jul 2004 –- Jun 2007: Bachelor's Student, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
    Degree Obtained: B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics

Publications

  • Quantifying Search Bias: Investigating Sources of Bias for Political Searches in Social Media
    Juhi Kulshrestha, Motahhare Eslami, Johnnatan Messias, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Saptarshi Ghosh, Krishna Gummadi, Karrie Karahalios
    In Proc. ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), Portland, USA, February 2017
    [pdf]| [Twitter-app] | [slides]

  • The Road to Popularity: The Dilution of Growing Audience on Twitter
    Przemyslaw A. Grabowicz, Mahmoudreza Babaei, Juhi Kulshrestha, Ingmar Weber
    In Proc. Intl. AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Cologne, Germany, May 2016
    [pdf]

  • Measuring and Managing Information Diets of Social Media Users
    Juhi Kulshrestha
    CSCW Doctoral Colloquium, In Companion - Proc. ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), San Francisco, USA, February 2016
    [pdf]

  • Characterizing Information Diets of Social Media Users
    Juhi Kulshrestha, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Lisette Espin Noboa , Krishna P. Gummadi, Saptarshi Ghosh
    In Proc. Intl. AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Oxford, UK, May 2015
    (acceptance rate 18.37%)
    [pdf] | [bibtex] | [Twitter-app] | [slides]

  • Evaluating Social Recommendation Systems
    Juhi Kulshrestha, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Saptarshi Ghosh, Krishna P. Gummadi
    In Poster Session, Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN), Dublin, Ireland, October 2014

  • Deep Twitter Diving: Exploring Topical Groups in Microblogs at Scale
    Parantapa Bhattacharya, Saptarshi Ghosh, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Juhi Kulshrestha, Mainack Mondal, Niloy Ganguly, Krishna P. Gummadi
    In Proc. ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), Baltimore, USA, February 2014
    (acceptance rate 26.96%)
    [pdf]

  • Geographic Dissection of the Twitter Network
    Juhi Kulshrestha, Farshad Kooti, Ashkan Nikravesh, Krishna P. Gummadi
    In Proc. Intl. AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, June 2012
    (acceptance rate 20%)
    [pdf] | [bibtex] | [Visualization]

  • A Verified Dependable Wireless Safety Critical Hard Real-Time Design
    Hernan Baro Graf, Holger Hermanns, Juhi Kulshrestha, Jens Peter, Anjo Vahldiek, Aravind Vasudevan
    In Proc. IEEE Intl Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Lucca, Italy, June 2011
    [pdf]

  • Congestion Control and Fairness for Real-time Media Transmission
    Juhi Kulshrestha
    Master's Thesis, University of Saarland, 2011
    Advisor : Prof. Dr-Ing. Thorsten Herfet, Telecommunication Lab, University of Saarland

Software

Talks

Conference Talks

  • Measuring and Managing Information Diets of Social Media Users
    CSCW Doctoral Colloquium, San Francisco, USA, February 2016

  • Characterizing Information Diets of Social Media Users
    ICWSM, Oxford, UK, May 2015

  • Geographic Dissection of the Twitter Network
    ICWSM, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, May 2011

Invited Talks

  • Characterizing Information Production and Consumption on Online Social Media
    Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India, December 2015

  • Characterizing Effects of Search & Recommendation Systems on Information Consumed by Social Media Users
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, December 2015

Services

Teaching

Information Diets

Check out the information diets of Twitter users
See it now!!

Geo-dissection

Cool interactive maps for visualizing geographic dissection of the Twitter Network
See it now!!

Contact

MPI-SWS
Campus E 1 5
D-66123 Saarbr├╝cken
Germany

+49 681 93038619