About Me

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in the Computational and Data Sciences program at Washington University in St. Louis, where I also have the honor of being a fellow at the McDonnell Leadership Academy.

I am interested in Human-AI interaction specifically using data-centric methodologies to model and understand human behavior. I am advised by Professor Chien-Ju Ho and Co-advised by Professor Dennis Barbour

I hold a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (May 2022) from Washington University in St. Louis. For my master’s thesis under the advisory of Dr. Marion Neumann, I studied the use of crowdsourcing and Machine learning methods to predict sentiments in student feedback collected from large-scale computer science courses. I demonstrated that although Machine learning methods outperform lexicon-based methods such as VADER in sentiment prediction they require quality labels which can be collected through crowdsourcing.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Makerere University in Uganda. During undergraduate study under the supervision of Dr. Mary Nsabagwa, I worked with three other colleagues and we developed a monitoring tool that simplified the tracking of the status of remote automatic weather stations (AWS) in Uganda.

I have a strong passion for improving access to education for young people in underprivileged communities. I am proud to be associated with and to support the work of two non-profits; Harambee Center and Kingdom Home.