Sumeet Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He studies problems at the intersection of technology and society. He is interested in analyzing user behavior, quantifying online forums' polarization, and finding advertisements disguised as regular content on online platforms. His current focus is on finding implicit/hidden advertisements in videos posted on kids' platforms like YouTube kids.
Additionally, he has also conducted research on software design and development, in particular user experience. He has investigated the use of phone sensors in emergencies to improve situational awareness. His study on the wireless-emergency-alerting (WEA) service in the United States addressed several issues of central importance to emergency alerts effectiveness and adoption. Some of his research recommendations were included in the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed changes to WEA.
Sumeet completed his undergraduate education at IIT Kanpur. He has Masters degrees in Software Engineering and Machine Learning, both from Carnegie Mellon. He also earned his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University.
- Ph D (Societal Computing), School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
- MS (Machine Learning), School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
- MS (Software Engineering), Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
- BTech (Aerospace Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology
Beskow, David.,Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. (2020) "The Evolution of Political Memes: Detecting and Characterizing Internet Memes with Multi-Modal Deep Learning", , Information Processing and Management
, 57 (2), 102170
Carley, Kathleen.,Sumeet, Kumar. (2019) "Tree LSTMs with Convolution Units to Predict Stance and Rumor Veracity in Social Media Conversations", 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Babcock, Matthew.,Cox, Ramon.,Sumeet, Kumar. (2019) "Diffusion of Pro-and Anti-false Information Tweets: the Black Panther Movie Case", Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory
, 25 (1), 72-84
Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. (2019) "What to Track on the Twitter Streaming API? A Knapsack Bandits Approach to Dynamically Update the Search Terms", ASONAM Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Sumeet, Kumar.,Erdogmus, Hakan.,Iannucci, Bob.,Griss, Martin.,Falcão, João. (2018) "Rethinking the Future of Wireless Emergency Alerts: A Comprehensive Study of Technical and Conceptual Improvements", Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies
, 2 (2), 1-33
Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. (2018) "Towards Group-Activities Based Community Detection", 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers
Carley, Kathleen.,Sumeet, Kumar. (2018) "People2vec: Learning latent representations of users using their social-media activities", International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation
Falcão, João.,Krebs, Joel.,Sumeet, Kumar.,Erdogmus, Hakan. (2018) "OpenAlerts: A Software System to Evaluate Smart Emergency Alerts and Notifications", 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers
Carley, Kathleen.,Sumeet, Kumar. (2017) "Simulating Attacks on the US Fiber-Optics Internet Infrastructure", Winter Simulation Conference
Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. (2016) "DDoS cyber-attacks network: Who's attacking whom", 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)
Sumeet, Kumar.,Benigni, Matthew.,Carley, Kathleen. (2016) "The Impact of US Cyber Policies on Cyber-Attacks Trend", 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)
Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. (2016) "Approaches to Understanding the Motivations Behind Cyber Attacks", 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)
Griss, Martin.,Iannucci, Bob.,Falcão, João.,Sumeet, Kumar.,Erdogmus, Hakan. (2016) "From Alerting to Awareness", 2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST)
Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. (2016) "Understanding DDoS Cyber-Attacks using Social Media Analytics", 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)
Sumeet, Kumar.,Nguyen, Le.,Zeng, Ming.,Liu, Kate.,Zhang, Joy. (2015) "Sound shredding: Privacy preserved audio sensing", 16th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
Zhang, Jia.,Iannucci, Bob.,Hennessy, Mark.,Gopal, Kaushik.,Xiao, Sean.,Sumeet, Kumar. (2013) "A Federated Platform for Mobile Data-Centric Service Development and Sharing", 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC)
Cox, Ramon.,Sumeet, Kumar.,Babcock, Matthew.,Carley, Kathleen. "Stance in Replies and Quotes (SRQ): A New Dataset For Learning Stance in Twitter Conversations"
Sumeet, Kumar.,Carley, Kathleen. "Multi-Modal Stance Mining: Combining Users' Social Media Posts, Networks, and Conversations for Stance Learning"
Sumeet, Kumar.,Mitchell, Tom.,Carley, Kathleen. "Co-Training on Social Networks: A Joint Label Propagation and Text Classification Approach for Stance Mining"