Dr. Nova Ahmed

Associate Professor

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:   11:20AM – 5:00 PM

Monday:  11:20AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 11:20AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday & 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


Selected Publications

  • Rahat Yasir, Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Nova Ahmed, “A Skin Disease Detection System for Financially Unstable People in Developing Countries,” Global Science and Technology Journal, 2015
  • Rahat Yasir, Md. Shariful Islam Nibir, Zarmeen Ahmed Chadni and Nova Ahmed,, “Telemedicine System for Financially Unstable People of Bangladesh,” Journal of Modern Science and Technology, 2015
  • Narzu Tarannum, Nova Ahmed, “Efficient and Reliable Hybrid Cloud Architecture for Big Database,” International Journal on Cloud Computing: Services and Architecture , 2014
Conference Papers
  • Fajilatun Nahar, Masudul Haque, Nova Ahmed, “An Assistive Touch Screen User Interface for Visually Impaired People,” 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information & Communication Technology, ICEEICT, 2015
  • AK Azad, Nahid Islam, Nova Ahmed, “BanglaCloud: A cloud infrastructure with abandoned computers,” 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information & Communication Technology, ICEEICT, 2015
  • Arman Kamal, Md. NuruddinMonsur, Syed Tanveer Jishan and Nova Ahmed, “ChaScript: Breaking Language Barrier Using a Bengali Programming System,” , 8th International Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE, 2014
  • Md. S. Q. Zulkernine, Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Saad Abdullah, Nova Ahmed, “Dynamic Load Sharing to Maximize Resource Utilization within Cloud Federation,” International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data, CloudAsia, 2015
  • Rahat Yasir, Md. Ashiqur Rahman and Nova Ahmed, “Dermatological Disease Detection usinG Image Processing and Artificial Neural Network,” 8th International Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE, 2014
  • 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
  • Nova Ahmed, Luke Doyle, Masudul Haque, “Enterring the Dream World of Computers,” International Conference for Informatin and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD, 2015
  • Narzu Tarannum, Nova Ahmed, “Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure to Handle Large Scale Data for Bangladesh People Search (BDPS),” International Conference of Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV, 2014
  • Moinul Hossain, Nova Ahmed, Mahfuzur Rahman Siddique, Refaya Karim, Mohsina Zaman, Rifat Monzur, “Map Matching on Sparse GPS Data: A Perspective of a Developing City,” Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 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
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Research Projects & Grants

  • British Council Researchers Link Award, 2015
  • Innotvation Grant of Tk 1 Million by Ministry of ICT, Govt of Bangladesh, 2014
  • Funding of 5 lac  from a Project Collaborating with University of Toronto, 2014-2015
  • Funding TK 3 Lac, North South University Innovation Funding, 2012-2013

Professional Activity

  • Reviewer – ICEEICT 2015, CHI Work in Progress 2015, 2014, Springer Journal of Healthcare Policy and Technology, 2014, SUST Journal of Science and Technology 2013, 2014, ICIEVE 2015, 2014, 2013, Pervasive Computing , 2012, IEEE Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2014, ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Sensys 2010; QuaCon, First International Workshop on Quality of Context, 2009; Mobiquitous, International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, 2008
  • Member – IEEE Computer Society, ACM, Women in Engineering, IEEE RFID, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Volunteer– Bangladesh Mathematics Olympiad 2013, 2015, Programming for Underpriviledged Children 2015
  • Founding Member – Women@ECE