Henry Kudzanai Dambanemuya


Technology and Social Behaviour
McCormick School of Engineering &
School of Communication
Frances Searle Building 1-147
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois 60208-3545
Phone: (847)467-7933
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I’m a Data Scientist and PhD Candidate in Technology and Social Behaviour, a joint program in computer science and communication at Northwestern University. I work with Professor Ágnes Horvát in the Lab on Innovation, Networks, and Knowledge (LINK) where we strive to understand and predict group behavior in networks and socio-technical systems. My research devises innovative ways to support fair, robust, and reliable collective decision-making in complex online settings. I use theory-driven investigations that rely on mining Big Data about human interactions and behavior, online experiments and surveys, novel statistical modeling frameworks (e.g., combining network science with machine learning techniques), crowdsourcing, and text analysis. The core contributions of my work are relevant for Computational Social Science, Network Science, Social Computing, and increasingly for Machine Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication. My contributions in these areas are demonstrated by presentations in prime venues such as the International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), the Network Science Society (NetSci), International Communication Association (ICA) and several well received submissions at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publication venues that focus on relevant areas of study. Examples include conferences on Web Science, Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Collective Intelligence. My work is generously funded by a Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University for outstanding research and leadership.

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