Professor Sana Odeh is Clinical Professor and Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi.
A proponent of women in technology, Professor Odeh is the founder and chair of the Conference on Women in Computing in the Arab world, founder and chair of Arab Women in Computing, founder and chair of the annual NYU Abu Dhabi International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World, chair of the annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference, and the faculty advisor for NYU Courant’s Women in Computing (WinC) at NYU New York. She is also a member of the leadership committee of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) and the steering committee of the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W).
At NYU Abu Dhabi, Professor Odeh set up the Computer Science department and created several successful international collaboration projects in computer science. She remains an affiliated faculty and teaches during the spring semester. She also coordinates and develops two computer Science courses at NYU Paris that will be offered from Fall 2018: Introduction to Machine Learning and Introduction to Computer Security.
Her research focuses on Arab women in computing, programming languages, web and mobile technologies, developing information technologies for the developing world, and e-learning.