Profile picture of: Nova Ahmed


North South University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Block B,
Dhaka 1229

Research Interests

Computer Science: Human Centered Computing, Pervasive Computing, Mobile Computing and Sensor Systems, Social Justice, Feminist HCI.


Topics to speak on:

social justice, women in science, STEM, Open science, Open conference, Ethics in AI, Youth and technology, Privacy in developing region.

Words of Wisdom

Love can change many things.

এই দিন দিন নয় আরও দিন আছে …


Nova Ahmed is an Associate Professor at North South University. She has completed her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 and has come back to Bangladesh to serve her country. She has deep interest in working with distributed sensing systems with unreliable sensors while her passion has driven her to work on social problems that has lead to interesting human centered computing. Her passion is on empowering women in STEM, women in computing and in ensuring social justice using science and enlightenment.  Her research interest lies in systems, ICTD and Feminist HCI. When she is not busy with her outreach activities, she spends her time with her two daughters and partner – all are feminist activists.
Nova is a founding member and EC of National Young Academy Bangladesh (NYAB), EC of Global Young Academy, Fellow of Sangat, the feminist network in South Asia, founding board member of Kaan Pete Roi. She is an active volunteer of Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad, Children’s Science Congress and Missing Daughter’s Initiative. She is the Chair of SIGCHI, Dhaka Chapter in Bangladesh. She serves in SIGCHI Cares committee and is a current member of Asian HCI.


-Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing, Faculty Scholar, 2019

-Fellowship, XXIV South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace, 2019 (to be held in September, 2019)

-ACM SIGCHI Development Grant, 2019, 2018

-Best Paper Award Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(CHI, 2019)

-IAPP Distinguished Privacy Award, (SOUPS, 2018)

-New Investigators Award (Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, 2009, 2013)