Farhana H. Zulkernine, PhD, PEng  


 Director, Bigdata Analytics and Management (BAM) Laboratory    BAM Lab
Coordinator and Advisor, Cognitive Science Program

637 Goodwin Hall (Map)
School of Computing, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 2N8
E-mail: farhana@cs.queensu.ca | Tel: (613) 533-6426 | Fax: (613) 533-6513

Co-program Chair 2023 Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC) Conference
Program Chair  CFP   2022 and 2021 IEEE International Conference on Digital Health
Program Chair  CFP   2021 IBM International Conference CASCON X EVOKE (You Tube Video clip)
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Farhana Zulkernine is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Cognitive Science program at the School of Computing at Queen's University. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the School of Computing at Queen's University and is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario. She has more than 15 years of international work experience in three continents in software design, analysis and research. As a researcher she has worked with CA Technologies, IBM Canada, SAP Germany and Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Italy. Her research interests include service and cloud computing, big data analytics and management, and cognitive computing. She has ongoing research collaborations with IBM Canada, Gnowit, Calian, Kings Distributed Systems, the Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC), Compute Canada, Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Services Network (CPCSSN), and Queen's School of Medicine, Law, and Business. She has taught a wide number of courses in database management systems, cognitive science and machine learning. Her research has been funded by IBM, CFI, MITACS, NSERC CRD, Discovery and CREATE, OCE VIP, CUTRIC, CIMVHR, SOSCIP and Queen's. She has published in many reputed journals and international conferences and served on a variety of conference program and grant committees as an expert in big data and machine learning.

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Fall 2022 Courses
Winter 2023 Courses

Recent Funding:

  1. NSERC RTI 2022.
  2. NFRF Pandemic Recovery 2022-2024 funding for remote triage system using voice and video interactive bot
  3. Medlior-Roche funding for a study on detecting Dementia and Alzheimer's in the primary care population
  4. Pfizer Canada funding for a study on pain level and medication for Osteoarthritis in the primary care
  5. Mitacs funding with Thales 2022 for anlomaly detection and correlation analysis for Train Automomy Platform
  6. Mitacs funding with Markitech for Hi-Sarah interactive Bot for elderly population
  7. Several Industry Mitacs funding with Markitech, YourDoctorsOnline, 2020-2021
  8. NSERC CRD (Collaborative Research and Development), 2020
  9. Mitacs Accelerate Grants with CUTRIC, 2020
  10. Queen's Research Opportunities Funds (QROF), 2019
  11. New Frontiers in Research Fund (Coinvestigator), 2019
  12. NSERC CREATE (co-PI) on Cybersecurity, 2019
  13. Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), 2019
  14. IBM Centre for Advanced Computing (CAS) research grant, 2018
  15. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Grant, 2018
  16. NSERC Discovery Grant, 2018

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