Sharath GuntukuPhD
Research Scientist

Sharath Chandra Guntuku is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Computer and Information Science and a faculty member at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a Research Scientist at the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health. His research focuses on building predictive models for and uncovering insight into health outcomes and psychological states of individuals and communities.

Sharath 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. Some of his work investigates the manifestation of loneliness, ADHD, stress, and depression on social media platforms, and the role of heterogeneity in digital behaviors across cultures.

Sharath works closely with the World Well-Being Project at the Positive Psychology Center and the Penn Research in Machine Learning. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from BITS-Pilani, India, and a doctoral degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.