Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science
Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
Email: odeh (AT) Courant (DOT) nyu (DOT) edu
Sana Odeh is a Clinical Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. Her research focuses on web and mobile programming, information systems for the developing world and e-learning systems.
She is also an Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the UAE where she has spent the last three years (from 2010 to 2013) setting up the Computer Science department at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and also created successful international collaboration projects in Computer Science.
She is the founder and chair of the Annual New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) International Hackathon for the Social Good in the Arab Word (Held on February 22-25th, 2013 and October, 2011 at NYUAD). The NYUAD is sponsored by the NYUAD Institute.
A proponent of women in technology, professor Odeh is the founder and chair of the Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC), founder and chair of the NYUAD Conference on Women in Computing in the Arab World (sponsored by the NYUAD Institute) and held on March 4th and 5th 2012 at NYUAD and May 25th and 26th, 2013, and next year on Feb 14- 16, 2014. She is also the faculty advisor of the NYU's Courant's Women in Computing (WinC). She is also the Chair of the Annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium (Sponsored by NYU's Courant's WinC, Princeton's GWISE and Google.)
Professor Odeh is currently coordinating a comprehensive study on Women in Computing in the Arab World that would be published by end of 2014. The goal of this study is to explore the representation of women in IT and the opportunities as well as the diverse challenges facing women in computing in the Arab world. The study would focus on women in academia, women in industry working in IT fields, and women entrepreneurs. This study will also contribute to the national and the international debates on increasing women’s enrollment in computer science, and more importantly, it will identify important issues women face in the field of computing in the Arab world.
"We at Google believe strongly in your mission and the impact you are having. We wanted to thank you for the amazing work you've done to make a real difference in the lives of so many. In recognition of that work and to support your continued success." The award money paid for female CS students to go to CS conferences.
Updated Fall 2013