| Tulane University
623 St. Charles Ave.
303 Stanley Thomas Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118
|saadhassan [at] tulane [dot] edu|
Short Bio. I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University. Previously, I was a Ph.D. student in Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, and a graduate research assistant at the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research and Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory, where I was fortunate to be advised by Dr. Matt Huenerfauth.
I am recruiting 1-2 Ph.D. students to join my research group at Tulane University!
I am particularly enthusiastic about three research areas:
Industry Experience. During my doctoral studies, I was a Student Researcher and Research Intern at Google Research, where I worked with the Sign Language Understanding Group (SLUG). During Summer and Fall 2022, I was Research Scientist Intern at Meta Reality Labs, where I worked with the audio experiences team.
Teaching. I have been fortunate to be taught by life-changing teachers throughout my schooling, who have inspired me to pursue teaching and research. I have had many opportunities to teach during my graduate and undergraduate degree programs. I would like to see more diverse groups of people become active in higher education and research, and I think diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are important towards that. See teaching section for more details about my teaching experience.
Undergrad. Prior to starting at RIT, I did my undergrad at Lahore University of Management Sciences, where I got my Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science.
** Beyond research the things that matter to me the most are political activism, sustainability, and human welfare. I also enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books, creating Spotify playlists, and occassionally painting and creating digital art.
I'm always looking to work with new researchers and talk about shared academic or non-academic interests so please drop me an email.
I also hold the position of Communication Chair within Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research. I am tasked with keeping the 40+ team of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students organized by setting weekly agendas and inviting extnernal speakers to our meetings. Please drop me an email if you are interested in presenting your work to the group .
July 1, 2023
I started as a tenure track assistant professor at Tulane University!
May 12, 2023
I successfully defended my dissertation! I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my doctoral advisor and committee members: Dr. Matt Huenerfauth, Dr. Kristen Shinohara, Dr. Danielle Bragg, and Dr. Garreth Tigwell, as well as my friends at the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research.
January 15, 2023
I will serving on the organizing committee and programme committee of ASSETS 2023.
July 15, 2022
I was recognized as one of the five receipients of Duolingo's dissertation award & grant. I am interested in collaborating on ed-tech research on second language acquisiion. Please feel free to reach out if you are interested.