Email: odeh (AT) Courant (DOT) nyu (DOT) edu
Professor Sana Odeh, is a Clinical Professor, and Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, and an Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). A proponent of women in technology, professor Odeh is the founder and chair of the NYUAD Conference on Women in Computing in the Arab world (held in Abu Dhabi during Spring 2012, May 2013, and May 17, and 18, 2015), founder and chair of the Arab Women in Computing (arabwic.org), founder and chair of the Annual NYU Abu Dhabi International Hackathon for the Social Good in the Arab World, chair of the annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference (sponsored by Google, NYU’s Courant Women in Computing (WinC) and Princeton University Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE, and the faculty advisor for NYU’s Courant Women in Computing (WinC) at NYU NY. She is a member of the leadership committee of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the world’s largest conference for women technologists, and also a member of the steering committee of the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W).
She is also an Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) where she spent 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.
Her research focuses on Programming Languages and Web and Mobile Technologies, Developing information technologies for the developing world, E-Learning, and Arab Women in Computing.
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. (This research was featured on the BBC)
Professional leadership Committees:
"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.