Hi, I am Sarmad, a third year PhD student at the University of Iowa advised by Dr. Rishab Nithyanand. I am a member of Algorithmic Personalization & Society and a research assistant at SPARTA lab.

I use a combination of algorithmic auditing, natural language processing, and social science theories to study platform governance, and online manipulation. Recently, I have developed an interest in how user platform interaction leads to change in ideologies.