Dr. Nova Ahmed [NvA]


Ph.D in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
MS in Computer Science, Georgia State University, USA.

BS in Computer Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Office: SAC 927
Office hours:

Sunday, Tuesday: 7:00AM – 8:00 AM,2:30 PM -5:00 PM

Monday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM

Wednesday :7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: By Appointment

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1524


Dr. Nova Ahmed received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dhaka in Computer Science. She has served as a faculty member in the University of Dhaka right after her graduation.  She pursued her MS at Georgia State University and doctoral degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. She served in Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for a year. She joined North South University since she came back to Bangladesh to serve her country. She enjoys playing with her daughters Anuva and Arisha in her leisure time!

Research Areas

Research Interests

Computing for Good, Healthcare, Education, Cloud and Distributed Computing, Sensor and Systems, Feminist HCI, ICT for D,  Privacy, Social Justice


Selected Publications

  • Nova Ahmed, Shuvashis Ghosh, Rifat Ahmed Hassan, Sian Iftekher Galib, AK Azad, Minhaz Ahmed Syrus, “A gradient sensing middleware to handle flash flood,” Computers & Electrical Engineering, 2017
  • Nithya Sambasivan, Garen Checkley, Nova Ahmed, Amna Batool, “Gender equity in technologies: considerations for design in the global south,” ACM Interact, 2017
Conference Papers
  • Lamia Iftekhar, Nova Ahmed, Fahima Chowdhury, Ridita Rahman, “Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory Education for Female Undergraduate Students,” The 10th International Conference on Computer Science & Education, ICCSE, 2015
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Steven J. Jackson, Nova Ahmed, Hasan S. Ferdous, Md. R. Rifat, Abu S. Rizvi, Shamir Ahmed, Rifat S. Mansur, “Protibadi: A Platform for Fighting Sexual Harassment in Urban Bangladesh,” ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI, 2014
  • Nithya Sambasivan, Garen Checkley, Amna Batool, Laura Sanely Gaytán-Lugo, Tara Matthews, Sunny Consolvo, Elizabeth Churchill, ““Privacy is not for me, it’s for those rich women”: Performative Privacy Practices on Mobile Phones by Women in South Asia,” Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security ({SOUPS} 2018), Best Paper Award, 2018

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Professional Activity