Sharath Chandra Guntuku, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the research track in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on building predictive models for and uncovering insight into health outcomes and psychological states of individuals and communities. Dr. Guntuku develops computational models utilizing large-scale user-generated text, image, and mobile sensor data to answer questions pertaining to geospatial, cross-cultural, and temporal aspects of human behavior. He is affiliated as a research scientist at the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health and works closely with the World Well Being Project at the Positive Psychology Center. He is also affiliated with Penn Research in Machine Learning.
Dr. Guntuku’s recent work investigates the manifestation of loneliness, ADHD, stress, and depression on social media platforms and the role of heterogeneity in the digital behaviors of individuals across cultures. The resulting insights have the potential to supplement clinical diagnoses, facilitate early and personalized interventions, and improve treatments.