Mr Swapnil Mishra

I am a Ph.D. student with Research School of Computer Science at The Australian National University. I am a member of ANU Computational Media Lab, where I am supervised by Dr Lexing Xie and Dr Marian-Andrei Rizoiu. I have also been working with Professor Wray Buntine at Monash University.


My research focuses on understanding the evolution of popularity on social media. I have been mainly working on modeling and understanding popularity in online networks with stochastic point processes. I have developed algorithms to model point processes with classical machine learning techniques as well as using modern deep learning networks, mainly recurrent networks.

  • Popularity Modeling
  • Online Information Diffusion
  • Social Networks
  • Stochastic Point Processes
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning

. Modeling Popularity in Asynchronous Social Media Streams with Recurrent Neural Networks. ICWSM, 2018.


. Hawkes Processes for Events in Social Media. Frontiers of Multimedia Research, 2018.


. SIR-Hawkes: Linking Epidemic Models and Hawkes Processes to Model Diffusions in Finite Populations. 2017.


. Feature Driven and Point Process Approaches for Popularity Prediction. CIKM, 2016.


. Experiments with non-parametric topic models. KDD, 2014.

  • COMP4650/6490: Document Analysis (2013-2018)
  • COMP2420/6420 (Developed): Introduction to Data Management, Analysis and Security (2018)
  • COMP2410/6340: Networked Information Systems (2014, 2017, 2018)
  • COMP7230: Introduction to Programming for Data Scientists (2017)
  • COMP1730/6730: Programming for Scientist (2014, 2015)

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