I am a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, a joint program in Computer Science and Communications. Prior to Northwestern University, I completed bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Peace & Conflict Studies at DePauw University and earned my master’s degree from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. I am interested in computational social science research at the intersection of computer science, communication, and strategic peacebuilding. My most recent research developed computational methods for harvesting traces of underlying signals of social behavior to inform peace process implementation and monitoring. My current research focuses on collective intelligence problems in social networks and network-aware machine learning approaches for advancing crowd-aware system design. Outside academia, I have worked as a Software Engineer at Liberty Mutual Insurance and Data Scientist at Chewy.com, where pet parents love to shop.
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