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I am a doctoral student in the Computer Science dept. at the Kno.e.sis Research Center in Wright State University and was previously with the LSDIS Lab in the University of Georgia. I moved to Ohio when my advisor Amit Sheth took up the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar position in Jan 2007. I got my bachelors in Management Studies with a specialization in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, (BITS-Pilani) in India.
My doctoral thesis research is supported by the following grants:
I am interested in the analysis of content in social media - in understanding what people are writing about (named entity identification and disambiguation), how people write (what words are they using in talking about an entity), and why they write (intentions behind their writing, what sentiments are they expressing) on social media platforms.
I am also interested in how these 3 perspectives, along with certain contextual properties of data (when, where they were generated) and the network they were generated in (structure of a network) bring in a social context that allows development of socially aware applications.
More information here
I have had the opportunity to work at some of the best research labs in my area during my internships.
Summer 2006 - Hewlett Packard Research Lab, Palo Alto, CA - Systems and Storage Team
Summer 2007 - IBM Almaden Research Lab, San Jose, CA - Semantic Super Computing Team
Summer 2009 - Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA - Social Streams / Live Labs Team
I also mentored an intern at the Knoesis Center in Summer 2008. We worked on identifying topically relevant keywords from noisy user-generated content on MySpace and Facebook. More information here.
* Reserch Track Paper at The 8th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2009
Daniel Gruhl, Meenakshi Nagarajan, Jan Pieper, Christine Robson, Amit Sheth, Context and Domain Knowledge Enhanced Entity Spotting in Informal Text, ISWC 2009.
Meenakshi Nagarajan, Marti A. Hearst. An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Personals, 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2009
Meenakshi Nagarajan, Kamal Baid, Amit P. Sheth, and Shaojun Wang, Monetizing User Activity on Social Networks - Challenges and Experiences, 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Sep 15-18 2009, Milan, Italy, to appear.
Meenakshi Nagarajan, Karthik Gomadam, Amit Sheth, Ajith Ranabahu, Raghava Mutharaju and Ashutosh Jadhav,Spatio-Temporal-Thematic Analysis of Citizen-Sensor Data - Challenges and Experiences, Tenth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, Oct 5-7, 2009, Poland, to appear