Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 2016
Office: Galileo 108-B
Research interests: Eye-movement, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, mobile interfaces, pattern recognition, machine learning, and data mining
About: Nada Attar joined Saint Mary’s College as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science, having completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard Medical School. Her research was focused on the effects of age, cognitive load, and vision impairment on peripheral detection performance in applications like motor vehicle driving. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a focus on user experience and performance optimization using cognitive state measurement, and has a Master’s in Computer Science from Tufts University. During her Ph.D. she was a Fellow at the Harvard University Visual Learning Laboratory, a lecturer in Computer Science at UMass, and a Research Intern at IBM T. J. Watson Laboratory in the Customer Experience & THINK Labs. She is passionate about horse-riding, cooking, and women and minorities in STEM.