Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University
Dr. Lisa Singh is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. Her area of expertise are data mining, data science, and database systems. Her research interests include mining social networks and social media data, inference in the presence of noise, visual analytics, web privacy.Lisa Singh is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Research Professor in the Massive Data Institute (MDI) at Georgetown University. She has authored/co-authored over 80 peer reviewed publications and book chapters related to data-centric computing, i.e. data mining, data privacy, data visualization, and data science, and is the co-author of Words That Matter: How News and Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Election.
Current projects include developing methods and tools to better understand forced movement due to conflict, learning from public, open-source big data to advance social science research involving the understanding of human behavior and opinion, identifying noise and poor-quality information on social media, studying privacy on the web, and understanding social structures and behavior dissemination in animal societies. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, the State Department, the Office of Naval Research, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and the Department of Defense. Dr. Singh has also recently organized three workshops involving future directions of big data research. She is currently involved in different organizations working on increasing participation of women in computing and has spearheaded initiatives to help increase the number of female computer science majors to just under 50%. Dr. Singh received her B.S.E. from Duke University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.