Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala

Research Scientist - Core Data Science

I am a Research Scientist on the Core Data Science team at Facebook. My research focuses on leveraging methods from machine learning, data science, and natural language processing to answer questions at the intersection of social technology, health and well-being. I am also interested in challenges related to measurement, validity and bias in machine learning. Prior to Facebook, I earned a PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, where I specialized in Social Computing. My published work on social media and health can be found in nature partner journals, PLOS one, Journal of Medical Internet Research, ACM CHI, CSCW (PACM HCI) and ICWSM.


Computational social science, health, wellbeing, human computer interaction

Latest Publications

CHI - April 25, 2020

How Well Do People Report Time Spent on Facebook? An Evaluation of Established Survey Questions with Recommendations

Sindhu Kiranmai Ernala, Moira Burke, Alex Leavitt, Nicole Ellison