Samantha Syeda Khairunnesa

Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Instructor

Brief Bio

She is currently working as a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, IA, USA. She is working in the project title, Boa: Mining Ultra-Large-Scale Software Repositories under Prof. Hridesh Rajan. In recognition of her research performance, she has received the following: Research Excellence Award (2020), SPLASH scholarship (2017), and Professional Development Grants (2017).

She has obtained her M.Sc. in Computer Science from Iowa State University, IA, USA in 2017 with CGPA 3.75 (Out of 4.0). She completed her B.Sc. Engineering in Computer Science from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Bangladesh in 2011 with Cumulative GPA: 3.62 (Out of 4.0) and placed fifth in the combined merit position.

During her Ph.D. education, she has served as a graduate student instructor. Her responsibility included teaching an advanced undergraduate course independently and supervising TAs. As a teaching assistant during her early Ph.D. years, she has conducted recitation of computer science core courses among other responsibilities. She received the Teaching Excellence Award (2019) in recognition.

Area of Expertise: 
Programming Languages and Software Engineering
Computer Science
M.Sc., Computer Science, Iowa State University, USA, 2017
B.Sc., Computer Science and Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh, 2011