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Dr. Farhana Zulkernine

I am an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Big Data Analytics and Management (BAM) laboratory at the School of Computing. I am also the Coordinator of the Cognitive Science Program and a proud PhD alumna of Queen’s. My research interests include big data analytics and management, cognitive computing, and cloud computing. I have more than 15 years of international work experience in three continents in software design, analysis and research. I am a certified member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and a member of program committees of multiple international conferences including the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP).

My research has been funded by NSERC, MITACS, CFI, SOSCIP, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Services Network (CPCSSN), Compute Canada, Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC), industry partners IBM and Gnowit, and government partners namely the Local Health Integration Network and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Researchers at BAM lab are trained on applying cutting edge computational tools to develop innovative big data frameworks and machine learning models for solving multidisciplinary industry relevant data science problems in medical diagnosis, engineering, and computer vision to create machine intelligence.