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Hemant Purohit

Hemant Purohit: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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Office: Engineering Building, Rm. 5348, Fairfax Campus
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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 Social Computing, Intent Mining, and Natural Language Understanding, with a focus on designing systems for community resilience against natural crises (e.g., hurricanes), societal crises (e.g., migration, violence), and human crises (e.g., terrorism, cyber attacks).