CSGC Executive Committee (2021-2022)

Saikat Mondal

President

email: saikat[DOT]mondal[AT]usask[DOT]ca

Saikat Mondal is a doctoral researcher in the Software Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chanchal Roy. His research interests include Empirical Software Engineering, Software Repository Mining, Data Analytics and Explainable Machine Learning. Currently, he is investigating several quality aspects of crowd-sourced the developer forums such as Stack Overflow. In particular, his research goal is to assist developers in promoting the reproducibility, reliability and consistency of crowd-sourced developer forums. Mr. Mondal has been actively participating in various community services. He has been working as a webmaster of the IEEE North Saskatchewan Chapter and Social Chair in the Software Research Lab. Earlier, he served CSGC as GSA representative and Vice President social.

Saumendu Roy Saumo

VP Finance

I am Saumendu Roy (Saumo), a Ph.D. researcher in the Software Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chanchal Roy and Dr. Banani Roy.  My research interest is Explainable Machine Learning, and Software Engineering. My goal is to make trust the ML models visually by using LIME and SHAP.  Currently, I am working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan.

Sara Mardanisamani

VP Internal

email: sam820[AT]usask[DOT]ca

Sara Mardanisamani is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently serving as the Ph.D. representative of the CSGC for 2020-2021 academic year. Her doctoral research has involved developing image processing and machine learning techniques to segment and detect microplots in the orthomosaic images for plant phenotyping applications

Shamse Tasnim Cynthia

VP Social

email: shamse[DOT]cynthia[AT]mail[DOT]usask[DOT]ca

Shamse Tasnim Cynthia is an M.Sc. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently working at the Interactive Software Engineering Lab under the supervision of Dr. Banani Roy. Shamse’s research is focused on modelling adaptive user interfaces for scientific workflow management systems. She is currently serving as the Vice President Social at Computer Science Graduate Council. 

Sahrima Jannat Oishwee

VP Social

email: sao107[AT]mail[DOT]usask[DOT]ca

Sahrima Jannat Oishwee is an M.Sc. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently working at the Software Engineering Analytics Research Group (SEARch). Oishwee’s research is focused on Technical Debt and Security. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Social at Computer Science Graduate Council. Additionally, she is working as Vice President of Culture at Bangladesh Student Association University of Saskatchewan (BSAUS). 

Fidelia A. Orji

GSA Representative

email: fidelia[DOT]orji[AT]usask[DOT]ca

Fidelia Orji is serving as the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Representative from CSGC. She is the voting council member of GSA. She is a member of the Multi-User Adaptive Distributed Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (MADMUC), working under the supervision of Prof. Julita Vassileva. She has her research interests on Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Persuasive Technology, User Modelling, and Interactive Systems. Apart from her service to GSA, she has been involved with Department of Computer Science Digitized Workshop and University of Saskatchewan Orientation for new students.

Pujitha Macha

GSA Representative

email: map100[AT]mail[DOT]usask[DOT]ca

Pujitha is a Master’s student in the Department of Computer Science. She is a Research Assistant at the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre, working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Eramian. She is working on the extraction of plant root phenotypes using Image Processing and Deep Learning techniques.

She is also volunteering with AIESEC in Saskatoon chapter as a Team Leader for the Business to Customer portfolio. 

Keyhan Najafian

GSA Representative

email: sqi034[AT]mail[DOT]usask[DOT]ca

Keyhan is a Ph.D. student in the department of computer science at the University of Saskatchewan. He is under the supervision of Dr. Lingling Jin and Dr. Ian Stavness. Keyhan’s main interests are in solving image processing and bioinformatics-related problems using deep neural network-based methods. He is a member of the Computer Science Graduate Council as the GSA Representative.

Md. Rabiul Awal

MSc Representative

email: mda219[AT]mail[DOT]usask[DOT]ca

Rabiul Awal is a CS M.Sc student at UofS. He works with Professor Michael Horsch and Roy Lee. He is also a member of SocialAI.studio at SUTD. His work focuses on social NLP problems under the lens of deep learning, and developing fair NLP systems for low-resource languages.
He is broadly interested in machine learning models that can learn, multi-task and adapt from small data.

Martin Dechant

Phd Representative

email: martin[DOT]dechant[AT]usask[DOT]ca

I’m Martin, a PhD researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and working with Prof. Dr. Regan Mandryk. In my research, I investigate how digital games and immersive media can be used within the context of mental health. One major focus in my work is social anxiety, where I investigate how digital media can help affected individuals to assess the severity of their anxiety as well as how digital media, especially digital games, may help individuals to overcome their own anxiety. These insights can help to further understand the complex interplay of mental health and (in)- game preferences and activities, as well as further help designers to develop more elaborated tools for the assessment and intervention of mental health issues.

Mathew Miller

Graduate Council Representative

email: mathew[DOT]miller[AT]usask[DOT]ca

I’m a PhD candidate working to understand and improve video chat as a tool to form and maintain relationships

My current interests include understanding how video chat makes us feel (e.g., anxious or self-focused) and behave (e.g., sharing personal information). I also study how tools for coviewing media can support video chat users in spending time together.

I enjoy development as part of the research process; my development interests are mainly web-centric. Some of the technologies I’ve been using most are Typescript, React, Firebase, Node, and WebRTC.

Naz Zarreen Oishie

GSA Representative (Resigned due to the completion of her degree)

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