Vivek SinghVivek K. Singh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
School of Communication and Information,
Rutgers University.

Visiting Scholar
MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Phone: +1 848 932 7588

Office: CI-334, 4 Huntington St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


I direct the Behavioral Informatics Lab at Rutgers University. Our lab works at the intersection of human behavior and information technology. We develop new algorithms, interfaces, and frameworks that aim to maximize the good of technology (e.g., predicting mental health issues) while minimizing the potential harms (e.g., privacy loss).

Two major themes of research are:

(1) AI for health and wellness: Developing theory-aware algorithms that use multimodal data (e.g., phone logs, social media) to model mental health, wellbeing, trust, etc. Projects: Rutgers Well-being Study (2015-2020); Rutgers Wellness Study (2021-ongoing). 

(2) Reducing harm in digital environments: Developing algorithms, interfaces, and frameworks that reduce harm in digital environments (e.g., cyberbullying, privacy loss, misinformation, algorithmic bias).


Note to prospective PhD students: Please check out the details for the PhD admission process here. I always try to answer any student queries regarding graduate school admission and life as a PhD student.