Dr. Chirag Shah's Homepage
I'm an assistant professor in the Dept. of Library & Information Science (LIS) within the School of Communication & Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. My research interests include studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially in the context of online social networks and collaborations, contextual information mining, and applications of social media services for exploring critical socio-political issues. I am also interested in various theoretical and practical aspects of information as a dynamic construct, and online information propagation.
I received my PhD from the School of Information & Library Science (SILS) at UNC Chapel Hill. I hold an MTech, Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Madras, India and an MS, Computer Science from UMass Amherst. I have published and talked extensively on topics related to social and collaborative information seeking, including a new book published by Springer. My detailed Curriculum Vitae can be found here .
At SC&I, I run a research group on Information Seeking and Behavior, as well as special interest groups on Collaborative Information Seeking and Social Information Seeking. I also belong to Social Media group. If you are interested in working with me, please check out these research groups/labs before contacting me. See a list of my current and past students.