Fahmida Hamid

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


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Heiser E153


Heiser E172C


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Area of Concentration


Ph.D, Computer Science & Engineering, University of North Texas
MS and BS, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are the two areas of research I am attracted to the most. My Ph.D. thesis constitutes a model for extracting a summary from a single document based on polarized sentiments, a generic baseline for evaluating automatic summarization and keyphrase extraction algorithms, and a relativized scale for assessing machine-generated summaries. I have active projects in these areas, such as: named entity extraction from Bengali text and corresponding challenges.

With my teaching experience at different liberal arts schools, I developed an interest in CS-Pedagogy. I like to explore various teaching mechanics in CS classrooms and assess the impacts/reactions of the students.

Recent Courses

Natural Language Processing
Theory of Computation
Object Oriented Design
Object Oriented Programming
Functional Programming

Selected Publications

Fahmida Hamid. 2022. A functional programming course in remote learning model: an experience report. J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 37, 6 (April 2022), 36–45.

Fahmida Hamid and Farzana Rashid. 2020. Adjusting to the new normal: perspectives from an introductory programming sequence course. In Proceedings of the 9th Computer Science Education Research Conference (CSERC ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 13, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1145/3442481.3442509

Farzana Rashid and Fahmida Hamid. “Detecting the Presence of Named Entities in Bengali: Corpus and Experiments”. The International FLAIRS Conference Proceedings, vol. 34, Apr. 2021, doi:10.32473/flairs.v34i1.128445.

Tang, Linh, and Fahmida Hamid. “CAARS: A Context-Aware Artist Recommender System for Twitter Users.” The Thirty-Third International Flairs Conference. 2020.

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