Fahmida Chowdhury

FahmidaDr. Fahmida Chowdhury is a Program Director in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to joining NSF in 2008, she was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA, where she held the W. Hansen Hall and Mary O. Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. Dr. Chowdhury has been active in IEEE for many years; she served on the editorial boards of two IEEE Transactions: on Control Systems Technology and on Neural Networks. She has served as an elected member of the IEEE Control System Society’s Board of Governors, and also on the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society’s AdCOM. She was one of the Founding Members and Chair of IEEE Control Systems Society’s “Women in Control” committee. She has remained actively engaged in promoting women in STEM throughout her academic and government career. Her research interests include complex systems modeling and analysis, non-traditional applications of dynamic systems theory, and detection of abnormal conditions (faults) in dynamic systems. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 2001, a Visiting Professor at the Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) in 2004, and a US State Department Embassy Science Fellow in 2013. She has deep interest in international science, technology and educational collaborations, science diplomacy, and serving society through humanitarian technologies and policy-level activities.