Kianoosh G. Boroojeni

Visiting Instructor

2017 PH.D. Computer Science, Florida International University

2016 M.Sc. Computer Science, Florida International University

2012 B.Sc. Computer Engineering, University of Tehran

Kianoosh Ghoami Boroojeni received his PhD in Computer Science from Florida International University in 2017. He received his B.Sc degree from University of Tehran in 2012. Dr. Boroojeni is the author/co-author of three books published by MIT Press and Springer Publication. He has also published 17 scientific articles in the form of peer-reviewed journal papers or book chapters and eight others in different conference proceedings. He received a conference Best Paper Award, and has been granted the 2016 Best Graduate Student Research Award by the School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University. His research interests include network optimization and cybersecurity.

Francisco R. Ortega

Visiting Assistant Professor

2014 Ph.D., Computer Science, Florida International University

Dr. Francisco R. Ortega, Visiting Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University (FIU) in 2014, co-advised by Dr. Naphtali Rishe and Dr. Armando Barreto. He received outstanding graduate student 2014 from Computer Science. His dissertation was one of five nominated for best dissertation award for the college of engineering. Dr. Ortega received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, cum laude, in December 2008 from FIU and a master’s degree in Computer Science from FIU in December 2009. Dr. Ortega has over 17 years of experience in software development and systems integration.

His area of expertise are in 3D User Interfaces, Input Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction, 3D navigation, input modeling, multi-threaded programming for 3D User Interfaces, and framework development, among others. Dr. Ortega has various publications, with many of them as first author. He is the also the first author of the book Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces to be published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group in January, 2016.

Farzana Rahman

Visiting Assistant Professor

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)

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.