Dr. Nova Ahmed

Designation: Associate Professor;
Academic Institution: North South University, Dhaka
Research Field: Computer Science
Research Interest: Human Computer Interaction, Distributed Computing, Sensor Systems
Email: nova.ahmed@northsouth.edu; nova.ahmed.2011@gmail.com

Personal Website / Google Scholar

Institutional Contact

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South Unviersity, Dhaka-1229

Short Biography

Nova Ahmed works with systems, human and the work that lies in between to connect human with computing. She has finished her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and came back to Bangladesh to serve her country. She tries to develop solutions to problems of Bangladesh that require very special attention (e.g., low cost, socially acceptable etc.). In her free time she loves to spend time with her two daughters and Scientist husband.

Awards and Funding

  1. IAPP Distinguished Privacy Award, 2018.
  2. Google Next Billion Users Project, Funded by Google, 2017.
  3. Systers Pass it On Grant, 2015.
  4. Innovation Grant, Ministry of ICT, 2014
  5. New Investigator’s Award, 2013.

Selected publications

  1. Ahmed, Nova, Farlina Barik, Zareen Tasnim, and Jasmine Jones. “Development through digital family stories in Bangladesh.” In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, p. 40. ACM, 2019.
  2. Sambasivan, N., Batool, A., Ahmed, N., Matthews, T., Thomas, K., Gaytán-Lugo, L., Nemer, D., Bursztein, E., Churchill, E. and Consolvo, S.“They Don’t Leave Us Alone Anywhere We Go”: Gender and Digital Abuse in South Asia, CHI 2019
  3. Sambasivan, Nithya, Garen Checkley, Amna Batool, Nova Ahmed, David Nemer, Laura Sanely Gaytán-Lugo, Tara Matthews, Sunny Consolvo, and Elizabeth Churchill. “” Privacy is not for me, it’s for those rich women”: Performative Privacy Practices on Mobile Phones by Women in South Asia.” In Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security ({SOUPS} 2018), pp. 127-142. 2018.
  4. Ahmed, Nova, Enayetur Raheem, Nusrat Rahman, Muhammad Zillur Rahman Khan, Abdullah Al Mosabbir, and Mohammad Sorowar Hossain. “Managing autism spectrum disorder in developing countries by utilizing existing resources: A perspective from Bangladesh.” Autism (2018): 1362361318773981.