Dr. Chirag Shah is an Associate Professor of Information Science and an affiliate member of Computer Science. He received his PhD from School of Information & Library Science (SILS) at UNC Chapel Hill. At Rutgers, he directs the InfoSeeking Lab, as well as special interest groups on Neural IR, Social Information Seeking, and Sensor-Aware Information Seeking Behavior.
His research interests include studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially those involving social and collaborative aspects. He studies social media and data generated by wearable devices as kinds of signals that can help us understand and impact human behaviors. I apply them to various problems related to search, personalization, and recommendation. His work falls under and uniquely connects Computer Science, Data Science, and Information Science.
He has published and talked extensively on topics related to social and collaborative information seeking, interactive information retrieval, and social media. He serves as a consultant to the United Nations Data Analytics on various Data Science projects involving social and political issues, peacekeeping, climate change, and energy.