Sharifa Sultana

PhD Student, Information Science, Cornell University,220 Gates Hall, 107 Hoy Road, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.ss3634 [at] cornell [dot] edu

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I am an HCI researcher. I am interested in ICTD, critical computing, wellbeing and feminist-HCI. I use both quantitative and qualitative (ethnographic) techniques to study marginalised rural populations in Bangladesh and I aim to design computational tools and systems to address the challenges for rural low-education population while accessing information.

Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in Information Science at Cornell University. I work in the Social Interaction Lab and I am advised by Dr. Susan R. Fussell.

Before Cornell, I was a Lecturer in CS at Independent University, Bangladesh. I have also lectured at University of South Asia, Bangladesh. Before that, I worked for PrimeSilicon Technologies, as a Placement and Routing (PnR) Engineer. I am an EEE by training majoring in Telecommunication Engineering and Digital Signal Processing.

My areas of Interest are:

HCI4D, Feminist-HCI, Wellbeing-HCI

STS and Critical Computing


  • I will serve as a panelist of Diversity and Inclusion panel at CSCW 2019.
  • My paper on rural `Parar Daktar' got accepted at CSCW 2019!