I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. My research interests are in Social Computing, where I combine ideas from both computer science and social science to uncover insights about social life online via large datasets. I joined VT after completing my PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, where I was a Foley Scholar. Previously, I have also worked in the neXus group at Microsoft Research, and the CUES group at IBM Research.
- 8 Aug 17 : Two papers accepted to CSCW 2018!
- 11 Jul 17 : Accepted to the New Computer Science Faculty Teaching Workshop.
- 5 Mar 17 : Defended my dissertation.
- 6 Feb 17 : Our CSCW work on language models of credibility was covered by thenextweb and ScienceDaily.
- 6 Sep 16 : Our paper on language models of credibility was accepted to CSCW 2017.
Recent Publications (all)
Credibility and the Dynamics of Collective Attention
T. Mitra, G. Wright & E. Gilbert | CSCW 2018 Online First | Paper
Spread of Employee Engagement in a Large Organizational Network: A Longitudinal Analysis
T. Mitra, M. Muller, N. Shami, A Golestani & M. Masli | CSCW 2018 Online First | Paper
A Parsimonious Language Model of Social Media Credibility Across Disparate Events
T. Mitra, G. Wright & E. Gilbert | CSCW 2017 | Paper
Understanding Anti-Vaccination Attitudes in Social Media
T. Mitra, S. Counts & J. W. Pennebaker | ICWSM 2016 | Paper
Recovery Amid Pro-Anorexia: Analysis of Recovery in Social Media
S. Chancellor & T. Mitra & M. Choudhury | CHI 2016 | Paper