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Soumya Sen

Carlson School of Management

Soumya Sen

Assistant Professor, Information and Decision Sciences

Soumya Sen received the BE (Hons.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India, in 2005, and both the MS and PhD in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2011, respectively, during which he collaborated with faculties from both engineering and the Wharton Business School. He carried out his postdoctoral research at Princeton University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  

Soumya Sen​'s research takes a multi-disciplinary approach that involves computer networks, economics, and human-computer interaction. His research interests are in Internet economics, communication systems, social networks, and network security. Soumya has published in and served as a reviewer for several highly cited AIS, IEEE, and ACM conferences and journals. His research articles on social network data analytics have received media coverage in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, ACM Tech News, Yahoo News, and Politico, as well as several European news media outlets. His works have been finalist at the 2011 Vodafone Wireless Innovation project and won the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He also received the BITSAA 30 under 30 Award from BITS-Pilani, India. 

Soumya is co-founder of a startup, DataMi, which provides Internet pricing solutions. Soumya is a founder and organizer of the Smart Data Pricing (SDP) Forum, which promotes industry-academic interaction on Internet pricing research and is the co-editor of a forthcoming book from John Wiley & Sons on this topic.   

Research Interests

Soumya's research on social media and big data analytics addresses topics in Internet commerce, social media delivery, user interactions, and crowd computing. His work combines technical and empirical methods for large-scale data collection and analysis to understand user adoption behaviors, opinion formation, information dissemination, and distributed computation in multi-agent online environments.​

Related Publications

S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, S. Ha, J. Bawa, M. Chiang, "When the Pricing is Right: Enabling Time-Dependent Pricing for Broadband Networks," Proc. of ACM SIGCHI 2013, Paris, France. "TUBE: Time Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data", Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Helsinki.
 
F. M. F. Wong, Chee Wei Tan, Soumya Sen, Mung Chiang, "Quantifying Political Leaning from Tweets and Retweets", Proc. of International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), July 2013.
 
F. M. F. Wong, Soumya Sen, Mung Chiang, "Why Watching Movie Tweets Won't Tell the Whole Story?",Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN), SIGCOMM, Helsinki, August 17, 2012.
 
Peter Zakin, Soumya Sen, Mung Chiang, "Aperator: Making Tweets Enable Actionable Commands on Third Party Web Applications", WebApps 2012, USENIX.
 
C. S. Leberknight, Soumya Sen, Mung Chiang, "On the Volatility of Online Ratings: An Empirical Study," Proc. of Tenth Workshop on E-business, WEB-2011, Shanghai, December 2011, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer-Verlag.
 

S. Sen, Y. Jin, R. Guérin, K. Hosanagar, "Modeling the Dynamics of Network Technology Adoption and the Role of Converters," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 1793-1805, December 2010.