CSGC Executive Committee (2021-2022)

Debasish Chakroborti

President

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

Debasish Chakroborti is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He has been working in the Software Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Schneider and Dr. Chanchal Roy. Debasish’s research is focused on Software Engineering, and his research interest includes Software Maintenance, Empirical Software Engineering, Repository Mining, and Software Quality. Currently, he is investigating strategies and challenges in backporting in Social Coding Environment (e.g., GitHub). The main goal of this research is to assist developers and integrators in maintaining multiple versions reliably and consistently with reused code. Mr. Chakroborti has been actively participating in various community services. He was the Vice President – Social of the Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC) and a member of Research Fest 2021’s Executive Committee. He was also serving as the Vice President of Events at the Bangladeshi Students’ Association, University of Saskatchewan (BSAUS). Currently, he is the Vice President – Admin of the Bangladeshi Students’ Association, University of Saskatchewan (BSAUS). He was the volunteer lead in Digitized Summer Camp, organized by the Department of Computer Science.

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. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently serving as the Vice President Internal of the CSGC for the 2022-2023 academic year. Her doctoral research has involved developing image processing and machine learning techniques to segment and detect microplots in orthomosaic images for plant phenotyping applications. Earlier, she served CSGC as a Ph.D. representative.

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. 

Jarin Tasnim

VP Social

email: jarin[DOT]tasnim20[AT]usask[DOT]ca

Jarin Tasnim is an M.Sc. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently working in SRLAB (Software Research Lab) under the supervision of Dr. Chanchal Roy and Kevin Schnieder. Her research is to investigate the code quality and design aspects of software maintenance.  She loves socializing and connecting with people. She previously worked as a UNICEF volunteer, so she hopes she will love as VP social at CSGC.

Maryam Samadi

VP Social

email: maryam[DOT]samadi[AT]usask[DOT]ca

I’m Maryam, a master’s student in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. I work under the supervision of Dr. Madison Klarkowski. My research focuses on video game design and how it affects player experience and psychological states. Also, I like to add a touch of creativity and fun to everything if I can help it. I support having inter-lab socials and gatherings because these events bring great opportunities to share insights and have fun.

Palash Ranjan Roy

VP Social

email: palash DOT roy AT usask DOT ca


Palash is a robotics enthusiast, web developer, and engineer. Besides Robotics and Web development, He is working on Big Data, Scientific Workflow, Software Clones, Algorithms, Machine vision, and Machine learning. He is pursuing his master’s in the Computer Science department at USask under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Schneider and Dr. Banani Roy at the Software Research Lab(SR Lab) and Interactive Software Engineering Lab (ISE). His objective is to work as a Researcher to acquire professional development and interesting experiences while contributing to the short and long-term plans of any organization.

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.

Subroto Nag Pinku

GSA Representative

email: subroto[DOT]npi[AT]usask[DOT]ca

Subroto Pinku is an MSc student at the Department of Computer Science. He is working with Professor Chanchal Roy. His research interest is Machine Learning for Software Engineering (ML4SE), and focused on Software Clones. He is currently serving as the GSA representative at the Computer Science Graduate Council.

Keyhan Najafian

Ph.D. 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 Computer Science Graduate Council member as the Ph.D. 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.

Md Shamimur Rahman

PhD Representative

email: mdr614[AT]mail[DOT]usask[DOT]ca

Md Shamimur Rahman is currently a Ph.D. student in the Software Research (SR) Lab, Computer Science department at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, he has completed his Masters’ from the same university. He is doing research on Software Engineering, specifically code review, crowd-sourced knowledge, and Software clones. Additionally, he has attachments with several voluntary student and social organizations in Canada and his home country Bangladesh. He loves long-distance outings and playing indoor games

Naz Zarreen Oishie

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

Mathew Miller

Graduate Council Representative (Resigned due to degree completion)

Martin Dechant

PhD Representative (Resigned due to degree completion)

Sahrima Jannat Oishwee

VP Social (Resigned due to personal issues)

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