Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. My name is Samia Shafique and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of California Irvine (UCI). Prior to joining UCI, I served as a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at United International University (UIU). I completed my undergraduate from the Department of CSE at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in March 2016.I was awarded the ITPEC Gold Award for becoming the International Champion at the ITEE FE exam held on May 2014. My passion for robotics lead me to participate in various competitions and I, in a team of 4, became the National Champion at International Robotics Challenge (IRC) 2014. Afterwards, I focused on my research skills and won travel grants to attend several conferences (GHC 14, SC 15, Ubicomp 15) and make poster presentations. In Oct 2016, my undergraduate thesis work was published at MobiGIS 16. [pdf]

I am also passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with others. I co-founded the club Bangladeshi Women in Computer Science and Engineering. During my time as its Vice President, I mentored other students and organized workshops and contests. Consequently, I was awarded the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Asia Pacific 2015 and the Outstanding Performance in a Leadership Role 2016.

My research interests include robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, social networking data management and spatial database.

Samia Shafique