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Hemant Purohit

Hemant Purohit: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Email: hpurohit@gmu.edu
Office: Engineering Building, Rm. 5348, Fairfax Campus
Phone: 703-993-5838
Web site: http://ist.gmu.edu/~hpurohit/
Twitter: @hemant_pt


Hemant Purohit, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Purohit is passionate about researching online human behavior for social problems. He has extensively collaborated with experts in cognitive science, and humanitarian technologies globally, while working on cooperative systems for efficiently connecting citizens and organizations to improve crisis coordination. It also led him to prestigious 2014 ITU Young Innovator fellowship from the UN’s ICT agency.

Dr. Purohit earned an integrated M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, USA, and a B.Tech. in Communication and Computer Engineering at The LNMIIT, India.

His research interests include: Computational Social Science, Intent Mining, User Engagement, Cooperative Systems, and Physical-Cyber-Social Systems, with focus on social development problems (crisis coordination, gender-based violence, and STEM education).