Winner of the "Outstanding Academic Title" recognition by Choice for the 2020 OAT Awards.

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In recent years social media has gained significant popularity and has become an essential medium of communication. Such user-generated content provides an excellent scenario for applying the metaphor of mining any information. Transfer learning is a research problem in machine learning that focuses on leveraging the knowledge gained while solving one problem and applying it to a different, but related problem.


  • Offers novel frameworks to study user behavior and for addressing and explaining task heterogeneity
  • Presents a detailed study of existing research
  • Provides convergence and complexity analysis of the frameworks
  • Includes algorithms to implement the proposed research work
  • Covers extensive empirical analysis

Social Media Analytics for User Behavior Modeling: A Task Heterogeneity Perspective is a guide to user behavior modeling in heterogeneous settings and is of great use to the machine learning community.

chapter 1|3 pages


chapter 2|6 pages

Literature Survey

chapter 3|7 pages

Social Media for Diabetes Management

chapter 4|43 pages

Learning from Task Heterogeneity

chapter 5|17 pages

Explainable Transfer Learning

chapter 6|6 pages