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Munmun De Choudhury, PhD: “Employing Social Media to Improve Mental Health: Harnessing the Potentials and Avoiding the Pitfalls”

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Susan M. Kaiser   (312) 503-6585

Group: CBITs

Category: Academic


2021-2022 Digital Mental Health Lecture Series 
The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs)
Northwestern University 


Munmun De Choudhury, PhD, Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing


“Employing Social Media to Improve Mental Health: Harnessing the Potentials and Avoiding the Pitfalls”


Join us Tuesday, October 5th at: 
Noon to 1pm, Central Time


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About our guest speaker:
Munmun De Choudhury is an Associate Professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Dr. De Choudhury is best known for laying the foundation of a line of research that develops computational techniques to responsibly and ethically employ social media in understanding and improving our mental health. To do this work, she adopts a highly interdisciplinary approach, combining social computing, machine learning, and natural language analysis with insights and theories from the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Dr. De Choudhury has been recognized with the 2021 ACM-W Rising Star Award, 2019 Complex Systems Society – Junior Scientific Award, over a dozen best paper and honorable mention awards from the ACM and AAAI, and extensive coverage in popular press like the New York Times, the NPR, and the BBC. Earlier, Dr. De Choudhury was a faculty associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, a postdoc at Microsoft Research, and obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Arizona State University.


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