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Farzana Rahman

Visiting Assistant Professor
Biography

Before joining FIU SCIS, Dr. Rahman served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science for four years in James Madison University (VA). She holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from Marquette University. Her research spans the domains of mHealth, data analytics, and pervasive health technologies. Broadly, her research focuses on integrating mobile and pervasive technologies in health and wellness environments to improve users’ quality of life, mental and physical wellbeing. Her research also expands in the direction of broadening participation in computing, CS education, best practices in undergraduate research, K-12 instructions, and how different pedagogical practices can increase diversity in CS. She is the winner of the ABI sponsored Systers PIO (Pass-It-On) award and NCWIT educator grant. She is the founder of CS4VA initiative, a one-day CS outreach program dedicated to building a Virginia statewide network to create a diverse and expanded CS K-12 pipeline. She is also the co-founder of Bangladeshi Women in Computer Science and Engineering (BWCSE), which aims to elevate the status of Bangladeshi women in computing research by assisting them to achieve their career and professional goals. She served as the Technical Program Co-chair of IEEE STPSA, IEEE e-IoT. She was the Co-chair of ACM Capital Area Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (CAPWIC) for 2 years. Currently, she is the Co-chair of IEEE PerIoT workshops and Faculty Track of the Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest women in commuting conference. Her efforts over the last several years have led to several papers published in top ACM and IEEE conferences.

Background Education

2013 Ph.D., Computer Science, Marquette University, Wisconsin
2010 MS, Computer Science, Marquette University
2008 BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)