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Samira Zad

Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Samira Zad is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences. She was an instructor at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. She received her Ph.D. degree from FIU in 2022 (supervised by Dr. Mark Finlayson). During her Ph.D., she received a scholarship from the Department of Homeland Security to support her Ph.D. She also received her M.S. from Northeastern Illinois University in computer science in 2016. Her area of expertise is in natural language processing, machine learning, text mining, semantic analysis, and emotion detection.

Research and Educational Interests
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Text Mining
  • Semantic Analysis
  • Emotion Detection
Background Education

2022, Ph.D., Computer Science, Florida International University
2016, M.Sc., Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University
2005, B.Sc., Applied Mathematics, University of Kashan

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