Hi, I am Farhana from Bangladesh. My passion for people drives me to rethink the design and use of technologies to suit the needs of underserved communities.
- Leveraging Free-Hand Sketches for Potential Screening of PTSD. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT' 20). Vol. 4, No. 3, Article 94 (September 2020). [PDF] [UbiComp'20 Presentation] , Wasifur Rahman, M. Saifur Rahman, Sharmin Akther Purabi, Ayesha Seddiqa, Moin Mostakim, Farhan Feroz, Tanjir Rashid Soron, Fahmida Hossain, Nabila Khan, Anika Binte Islam, Nipi Paul, Ehsan Hoque, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. 2020.
- Learning from Tweets: Opportunities and Challenges to Inform Policy Making During Dengue Epidemic. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 4, Issue CSCW1, Article 65 (May 2020). [PDF] [CSCW'20 Presentation] , Shahinul Hoque Ony, Takrim Rahman Albi, Sriram Chellappan, Aditya Vashistha, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. 2020.
- Two Tell-tale Perspectives of PTSD: Neurobiological Abnormalities and Bayesian Regulatory Network of the Underlying Disorder in a Refugee Context. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT' 19). Vol. 3, No. 3, Article 101 (September 2019). [PDF] [UbiComp'19 Presentation] , Wasifur Rahman, Anika Binte Islam, Nipi Paul, Nabila Khan, Mohammad Saifur Rahman, Md Munirul Haque, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. 2019.
PTSD within Low-Resource Communities
The critical lack of trained mental health professionals, communication and cultural barriers, and social stigma around mental health in low-rosurce communities expose the traumatized individuals to greater health risks. Traditional diagnostic tools of PTSD often suffer from under-utilization due to various issues associated with human-human interactions while applying them within resource-scarce populations. In this regard, we aim to explore alternative methods to potentially screen for PTSD using various low-cost, off-the-shelf tools, e.g., portable EEG headsets and free-hand sketches using simple pencil and paper. The findings from our field-level work involving refugees and slum-dwellers enable us to identify scopes for improvement in screening the potential cases of PTSD within low-rosurce communities.
|Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh|
- Computer Graphics (Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018)
- Pattern Recognition (Fall 2020, Summer 2020)
- Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2020, Fall 2019)
- Object Oriented Programming (Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018)
- Digital Logic Design (Spring 2020, Summer 2018)
- Algorithms (Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Summer 2018)
- Data Structures (Summer 2019, Summer 2018)
- Operating Systems (Spring 2018, Fall 2017)
- Mathematical Analysis for Computer Science (Fall 2017)