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About Me

I am a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher. I connect computing, justice, faith, and access together to support the empowerment of marginalized communities worldwide. I have expertise in HCI, design theory, South Asian feminism, and science and technology studies (STS). I have been working with rural marginalized communities in Bangladesh and Iranian immigrants in Canada for the last six years. I use both quantitative and qualitative (ethnographic) techniques and social justice frameworks to study and design computational tools and systems. My research has brought novel perspectives into decoloniality, feminism, access, and polyvocality in HCI and information and communication technology for development (ICTD). 

I completed my Ph.D. in Information Science at Cornell University in 2023. I was advised by Dr. Susan R. FussellDr. Steven J. JacksonDr. Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski, and Dr. Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed were also on my PhD committee. I have remained a Facebook/Meta Fellow, and my research has been supported by Facebook/Meta Fellowship and grants


Before Cornell, I was a Lecturer of Computer Science (CS) at the Independent University, Bangladesh. Previously I was also a Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of South Asia, Bangladesh. Before that, I worked for PrimeSilicon Technologies (Bangladesh), as a Placement and Routing (PnR) Engineer. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), majoring in Telecommunication Engineering and Digital Signal Processing.

My areas of interest are:

HCI4D, HCI-Design, Visualization, Ethics in Big Data and AI;

Feminism, Wellbeing, Decoloniality, Social Justice.

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • Mar 3, 2023: Abstract got accepted at 3rd Data Justice Conference 2023.

    • "Collective Experiences in the Datafied Society” 

  • Jan 15, 2023: A paper got accepted at CHI 2023.

    • Communicating Consequences: Visual Narratives, Abstraction, and Polysemy in Rural Bangladesh.


  • Nov 8-22, 2022: Presented two papers at CSCW 2022.​​

    • Imagined Online Communities: Communionship, Sovereignty, and Inclusiveness in Bangladeshi Facebook Groups.

    • “Kabootar”: Towards Informal, Trustworthy, and Community-Based FinTech for Marginalized Immigrants.​​

  • Nov 7, 2022: Guest lectured on "Human, Alternative Rationality, and Decolonial Data Practices in the Global South" in at New York University, Abu Dhabi

  • Nov 1, 2022: Guest lectured on "Designing for rural communities: Challenges and strategies for moving forward" in course INFO 4505: Computing and Global Development taught by Aditya Vashistha at Cornell. 

  • Jun 27, 2022: Presented our work on toleration on social media Toleration Factors: The Expectations of Decorum, Civility, and Certainty on Rural Social Media at ICTD 2022

  • May 3, 2022: Presented our work on child sexual abuse in Bangladesh where we prototyped "Shishushurokkha" at CHI 2022. video presentation here

  • Nov 14-18, 2021: My collaboration work with the University of Toronto, MSR India, and Indian Statistical Institute researchers on human computing and crowdsourcing got accepted in HCOMP 2021 and received Blue Sky Best Paper Award

  • Oct 23-27, 2021: My work on COVID-19 misinformation in Rural Bangladesh got accepted in CSCW 2021 and received Diversity and Inclusion Recognition.

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