I am a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, a joint program in computer science and communications at Northwestern University where I am also a graduate affiliate with the Buffet Institute of Global Studies. With a background in computer science and peace & conflict studies, I pursue strategic peacebuilding pathways through computational social science. My previous research developed computational methods for harvesting digital traces of underlying signals of social behavior to inform peace process implementation and monitoring in Colombia. My current research focuses on collective intelligence problems in social networks and network-aware machine learning tools to enhance crowd-aware system design.
Nigam, A., Dambanemuya, H.K., Joshi, M. and Chawla, N.V., 2017. Harvesting Social Signals to Inform Peace Processes Implementation and Monitoring. Big Data, 5(4), pp.337-355. pdf