Henry Kudzanai Dambanemuya


PhD Student, Northwestern University Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Department of Communication Studies
Frances Searle Building 1-147
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208-3545
Phone: (847)467-7933

I am a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, a joint program in computer science and communications at Northwestern University. My research, supervised by Ágnes Horvát, develops network-based machine learning tools to enhance crowd-aware system design. I am also affiliated with the Community Data Science Collective (CDSC) working with Aaron Shaw to investigate network effects on conflict dynamics in online collaborative communities. My previous research developed computational methods for harnessing social signals to inform peace processes implementation and monitoring in Colombia. Funded by the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) and National Science Foundation (NSF), this work was a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Interdesciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA).

Articles in Journals & Conference Proceedings

Dambanemuya, H.K., Joshi, M., and Horvát, E-Á., 2019. Network Perspective on the Efficiency of Peace Accords Implementation. Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) (to appear). [ Paper, Slides, Code ]

Dambanemuya, H.K. and Horvát, E-Á., 2019. Harnessing Collective Intelligence in Peer-to-Peer Lending. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Web Science (to appear). [ Pre-print, Poster, Slides ]

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. [ Paper ]