Nitin Verma


Nitin (pronounced knittin') studies misinformation in the domain of political communication and public understanding of science. Nitin's work seeks to understand the problem of misinformation by combining the study of psychological, sociocultural, and technological factors that influence people's beliefs and attitudes towards information in the spheres of politics and science. He is also studying the ethical issues raised by machine learning technology and how technology researchers, and law & policy makers process these issues.


MS in Information Studies (School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA); M. Sc. in Informatics (University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India); B. Sc. (Honors) in Electronic Science (University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India)

Areas Of Specialization

Social Media
Information Credibility
Human Values
Public Understanding of Science
Political Communication

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2022SpringI 303Ethical Foundations for Informatics
2021FallI 301Introduction to Informatics