Alphoncina (Allie) Lyamuya

Alphoncina (Allie) Lyamuya

2022-2023 Cohort
Research and Practice Areas: 
Civic Engagement and Social Justice
Organizations, Networks and Groups
Science, Technology and Innovation

Allie Lyamuya is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg. Her research interests lie at the intersection of emerging media technologies, transnational governance, and inequality. Specifically, she is interested in the use of algorithmic decision-making systems and other digital infrastructures by governments and humanitarian agencies in migration management and border control. In her recent project, she investigated the design and use of machine learning and predictive analytics by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in its field operations and humanitarian mission. 

Lyamuya holds a master of public policy and administration degree with a graduate certificate in data analytics and computational social science, and a BA in legal studies with a minor in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before her doctoral studies, Lyamuya worked as a research fellow with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. She also served as a program administrator for an educational nonprofit based in Boston.