Under review

Note: Pre-prints available on request.

  • Evolution of Individual Impact on Social Media with Robert West.
  • Human Estimates of Body Measurements: Accuracy, Biases, and Mental Models with Kirill Martynov and Robert West.
  • Darks and Stripes: Effects of Clothing on Weight Perception with Kirill Martynov and Robert West.
  • Political Polarization in Online News Consumption with Robert West, Rebecca Weiss, Tim Smith and Jofish Kaye.
  • Can WhatsApp Detect Misinformation without Violating Users' Privacy? with Julio Reis, Philipe Melo, and Fabricio Benevenuto.
  • Image Misinformation on WhatsApp with Dean Eckles.
  • Assessing the Reliability of Facebook's Advertising Data for Use in Demographic Research (abstract accepted at the Population Association of America 2020) with Andre Grow, Emilio Zagheni, Ingmar Weber, Ilana Ventura and Rene Flores.

2019

  • Can WhatsApp Counter Misinformation by Limiting Message Forwarding?. Complex Networks 2019, Philipe Melo, Carolina Vieira, Kiran Garimella, Pedro de Melo, Fabri­cio Benevenuto (paper)
  • Hot Streaks on Social Media. ICWSM 2019, Kiran Garimella, Robert West (paper, slides)
  • WhatsApp Monitor: A Fact-Checking System for WhatsApp. (Demo), ICWSM 2019, Philipe Melo, Johnnatan Messias, Gustavo Resende, Kiran Garimella, Kiran Garimella, Jussara Almeida, Fabricio Benevenuto (paper,demo)
  • Tools for WhatsApp data collection (Tutorial), ICWSM 2019, Kiran Garimella, Philipe Melo, Gareth Tyson, Jussara Almeida, Fabricio Benevenuto (slides, website)
  • Segregation and Sentiment: Estimating Refugee Segregation and Its Effects Using Digital Trace Data. Data4Refugees Challenge, Neal Marquez, Kiran Garimella, Ott Toomet, Ingmar Weber, Emilio Zagheni (paper)
  • Disinformation on Facebook -- A case study from Finland (tech report, not peer reviewed), Vili Ketonen, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis (paper)

2018

  • Polarization on Social Media, PhD Thesis, Kiran Garimella (thesis)
  • Studying Migrant Assimilation Through Facebook Interests (Short paper) SocInfo 2018, Antoine Dubois, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber (paper,poster)
  • WhatsApp Doc?: A First Look at WhatsApp Public Group Data (dataset paper) ICWSM 2018, Kiran Garimella, Gareth Tyson. (paper,slides)
  • Professional Gender Gaps Across US Cities (Short paper), ICWSM 2018, Karri Haranko, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber (paper,poster)
  • Political Discourse on Social Media: Echo Chambers, Gatekeepers, and the Price of Bipartisanship, WWW 2018, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)(In the Media)
  • Joint Non-negative Matrix Factorization for Learning Ideological Leaning on Twitter, WSDM 2018, Preeti Lahoti, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis. (paper,slides,website)

2017

  • Balancing Information Exposure on Social Networks, NIPS 2017, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis, Nikos Parotsidis, Nikolaj Tatti. (paper,poster,website,video)
  • Quantifying Controversy on Social Media, WSDM 2016, Transactions on Social Computing (TSC), Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)(In the Media).
  • Understanding Para Social Breakups on Twitter (Poster), WebScience 2017 (also at ICCSS 2017), Kiran Garimella, Jonathan Cohen, Ingmar Weber. (paper,poster)
  • The Effect of Collective Attention on Controversial Debates on Social Media, WebScience 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides,website) (Best student paper award)
  • Factors in Recommending Contrarian Content on Social Media (Short paper), WebScience 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)
  • Ad-blocking: A Study on Performance, Privacy and Counter-measures (Short paper), WebScience 2017, Kiran Garimella, Orestis Kostakis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides,website)
  • Polarization on Social Media (Tutorial), ICWSM 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (website,slides)
  • The Ebb and Flow of Controversial Debates on Social Media (Short paper), ICWSM 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,poster,website)
  • A Motif-based Approach for Identifying Controversy (Short paper), ICWSM 2017, Mauro Coletto, Kiran Garimella, Aristides Gionis, Claudio Lucchese. (paper,poster)
  • A Long-Term Analysis of Polarization on Twitter (Short paper), ICWSM 2017 (also at ICCSS 2017), Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber. (paper,poster,website)
  • Media Attention to Science (Poster), WWW 2017, Kiran Garimella, Han Xiao. (paper,poster,website)
  • Understanding International Migration using Tensor Factorization (Poster), WWW 2017, Hieu Nguyen, Kiran Garimella. (paper,poster,website)
  • Exposing Twitter Users to Contrarian News (Demo), WWW 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,poster,Demo)
  • Balancing Opposing Views to Reduce Controversy, WSDM 2017, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (Best student paper award) (paper,slides,poster) (In the Media)
  • 2016

  • Discovering the Network Backbone from Traffic Activity Data, PAKDD 2016/Journal of Data Science and Analytics 2016, Kiran Garimella, Sanjay Chawla, Aristides Gionis, Dominic Tsang. (Inivted for the journal track,paper,slides)
  • Quote RTs on Twitter: Usage of the New Feature for Political Discourse (Short paper), ACM WebScience 2016 (also at ICCSS 2016), Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Munmun De Choudhury. (paper,slides)
  • Social Media Image Analysis for Public Health (Short paper), CHI 2016, Kiran Garimella, Aboud Alfayad, Ingmar Weber. (paper,poster,data)
  • Exploring Controversy on Twitter (Demo), CSCW 2016, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,Demo,poster)
  • Quantifying Controversy on Social Media, WSDM 2016, Transactions on Social Computing (TSC), Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis. (paper,slides)(In the Media).
  • 2015

  • Scalable Facility Location for Massive Graphs on Pregel-like Systems, CIKM 2015, Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Mauro Sozio. (paper,slides)
  • 2014

  • From ``I love you babe'' to ``leave me alone'' - Romantic Relationship Breakups on Twitter, SocInfo 2014 (also at ICCSS 2015), Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Sonya Dal Cin. (paper,slides) (Nominated for Best paper, Best Presentation Award) (In the Media).
  • Co-Following on Twitter (Short paper), ACM Hypertext 2014, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber. (paper)
  • Gender Asymmetries in Reality and Fiction: The Bechdel Test of Social Media, ICWSM 2014, David Garcia, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper,slides) (In the Media).
  • Who Watches (and Shares) What on YouTube? And When? Using Twitter to Understand YouTube Viewership, WSDM 2014, Adiya Abisheva, Kiran Garimella, David Garcia, Ingmar Weber. (paper)
  • Giving is Caring: Understanding Online Donation behavior through Email, ACM CSCW 2014. Yelena Mejova, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Michael Dougal. (paper,slides)
  • Inferring International and Internal Migration Patterns from Twitter Data, Web Science workshop at WWW 2014, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, and Bogdan State. (paper) (In the Media)
  • Using Co-Following for Out-of-Context Twitter Friend Recommendation (Demo) , ICWSM 2014, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper)
  • Visualizing User-Defined, Discriminative Geo-Temporal Twitter Activity (Demo), ICWSM 2014, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper, Demo1, Demo2)
  • FAST: Forecast and Analytics of Social Media and Traffic (Demo), ACM CSCW 2014, Kiran Garimella, Carlos Castillo. (paper, Demo)
  • 2013

  • Secular vs. Islamist Polarization in Egypt on Twitter, ASONAM 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Alaa Batayneh. (paper) (In the Media)
  • #Egypt: Visualizing Islamist vs. Secular Tension on Twitter (Demo), ASONAM 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella. (paper)
  • Inferring Audience Partisanship for YouTube Videos (Poster), WWW 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Erik Borra. (paper)
  • Political Hashtag Trends (Short paper), ECIR 2013, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Asmelash Teka. (paper)
  • Political Hashtag Hijacking in the U.S. (Poster), WWW 2013, Asmelash Teka, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber. (paper)
  • 2012

  • Mining Web Query Logs to analyze political issues, ACM WebScience 2012, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Erik Borra. (paper)
  • Political Search Trends (Demo), SIGIR 2012, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Erik Borra. (paper)
  • 2011

  • Towards Multi-Document Summarization of Scientific Articles:Making Interesting Comparisons with SciSumm, Workshop on Automatic Summarization for Different Genres, Media, and Language at ACL 2011. Nitin Agarwal, Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Carolyn Rose. (paper)
  • SciSumm: A Multi-Document Summarization System for Scientific Articles (Demo), ACL 2011. Nitin Agarwal, Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Carolyn Rose. (paper)
  • Load Prediction and Hot Spot Detection Models for Autonomic Cloud Computing, UCC 2011. Prasad Saripalli, Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Nitin Bindal. (paper)
  • 2010

  • Frequent Itemset based Hierarchical Document Clustering using Wikipedia as External Knowledge, KES 2010. Kiran Garimella, Ravi Shankar, Vikram Pudi. (paper, Masters Thesis)
  • Evolutionary Clustering using Frequent Itemsets, StreamKDD workshop, KDD 2010. Ravi Shankar, Kiran Garimella, Vikram Pudi. (paper)
  • Document Clustering using Various External Knowledge Sources, Masters Thesis. Kiran Garimella. (link)
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