Sachinkumar Wasnik

Sachinkumar Wasnik

Research Associate, PhD candidate


   G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

    Sachin is a Phd Student at the Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney. He is a computer science engineer, and prior to commencing his Phd, he worked for Large Hadron Collider (ATLAS Project), IBM Software Labs Tivoli Autonomic Computing and Belfast e-Science Centre, UK. His research interests include Cloud Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning, Social Network Analysis.

    His PhD project is about understanding the role of social media in housing market information dynamics. It is well acknowledged that dynamics in any market are critically dependent on the available information and its controlled or uncontrolled flow. With the growing popularity of the Internet and social media, it is now possible to capture the dynamics of information and influence transfer in the housing market. Machine learning models can be used to understand the co-variance of information dynamics on social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, newspaper articles) and housing price dynamics. Sachin's work focuses on studying distributed or decentralized factors of communication, information transfer and influence that affect the housing market: all the effects that arise from millions of people communicating and interacting in the housing market.