Dr. Farzana Rahman
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
James Madison University
Email: rahma2fx AT jmu DOT edu

--I have recently joined School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU). If you want to reach me via email, please use farahman AT fiu DOT edu

I am directing the first Computer Science REU Program in James Madison University. If you are an undergraduate student and passionate about research, please consider applying for paid REU position during summer 2017. Visit our webpage here. For questions, please email rahma2fx@jmu.edu

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. My research interests include mobile and pervasive computing, mobile healthcare, health analytics, Internet of Things and Computer Science education. I am passionate about increasing women and diversity in Computer Science and my research interests expands also in the direction of how different teaching pedagogies can have an impact in increasing diversity in CS.

I finished my PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Marquette University. I completed my undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

More about me

I am the winner of the ABI sponsored Fall 2014 Systers PIO award. I am also the founder of CS4VA initiative, a one-day CS outreach program dedicated to build a Virginia statewide network of communities for creating a more diverse and expanded CS K-12 pipeline.

I am 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 achieve their career and professional goals.

Recent News !

  1. My paper on "Healthy Hankerings: Motivating Adolescents to Combat Obesity with a Mobile Application" got accepted at 20th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI International 2018).
  2. My proposal on "How to Build a Student-Centered Research Culture for the Benefit of Undergraduate Students" got accepted at SIGCSE 2018.
  3. My BOF proposal on "Effective POGIL Implementation Approaches in Computer Science Courses" got accepted at SIGCSE 2018 !
  4. Our workshop on mobile and pervasive internet-of-things go accepted at IEEE Percom 2018
  5. I presented in a panel on "Making the Leap: Jumping into An(other) Academic Position" at Grace Hopper Conference 2017 with Dilma Da Silva, Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, Cornelia Caragea, and Sara Sood.
  6. I will be serving as a co-chair for the Faculty Track of Grace Hopper Conference 2018 !
  7. I will be serving as a ACM Celebration Social Media Correspondent for ACM W Celebrations !
  8. We are launching the first CS REU at James Madison University. More information can be found here.
  9. I am co-chairing the 5th ACM Capital Area Celebration of Women in Computing (CAPWIC 2017).
  10. My paper got accepted at IEEE PerIoT 2017.
  11. I will be presenting at SIGCSE 2017 !
  12. Our workshop on embedded internet of things got accepted at IEEE COMPSAC 2017. Please check out the page of IEEE eIoT 2017 and consider submitting your paper.
  13. My panel proposal on "Bringing Undergraduate Research Experience in Non-R1 Institutions" got accepted at SIGCSE 2017 !
  14. My BOF proposal on "Can we really do it? - Conducting Significant Computer Science Research in Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)" got accepted at SIGCSE 2017 !
  15. My BOF session on surviving 50 shades of motherhood got accepted at GHC 2017.
  16. Our workshop on mobile and pervasive internet-of-things go accepted at IEEE Percom 2017. Checkout the website of IEEE PerIoT 2017 workshop. Look forward to see you there !