Currently Hiring

I am seeking proactive, curious prospective PhD students who get things done, to join my new research lab.

Come work with me on some of the most vexing threats to democratic nations, including disinformation, weaponized controversy, trust erosion on- and offline, and botnets. Use state-of-the-art technologies and help collect petabyte-scale datasets from social networks.

My research focuses on threats to the information ecosystem online and to healthy public discourse from an information retrieval lens, informed by insights from the social sciences. Upcoming projects address the connections between m/disinformation and weaponized controversy, online and in social networks. Additionally, my work addresses fairness and bias in medicine. My lab tackles these research questions from an AI ethics, fairness & safety perspective.

Underrepresented minorities and diverse applicants in computer science (with diversity broadly defined) are particularly invited to apply.

To apply, please:

  1. Review the UConn CSE admissions requirements.
  2. Submit your application through the UConn system.
    • To be considered for Fall 2021 admit, you must submit your application through the UConn system by July 21st, 2021.
  3. Email shiridh AT uconn.edu with the subject line “PhD applicant”. In your email, please:
    • Attach your resume and personal statement.
    • Include the names and contact information of your three references.
    • Include publication citations and link or full text to the publication(s), if you have any.

Applications missing one of these three components will not be considered.