The Department of Computer Science welcomes a new faculty member

Assistant Professor Rasha Gargees joins the Department of Computer Science

| Author: Kendall Weishaupt | Media Contact: Kara Owens

The Department of Computer Science welcomes a new faculty member, Assistant Professor Rasha Gargees. She teaches programming languages in the computer science program. 

 Gargees received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Missouri. Before joining CMU, Gargees was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Missouri, where she had the privilege to teach, conduct research, and provide academic services.  

 Gargees chose CMU for its inclusivity and diversity, as well as for the great opportunities and resources. She is excited to bring positive changes and contribute her knowledge to CMU and its students. CMU's resources and facilities will help Gargees achieve her career objectives as a professor and a researcher.  

 While teaching, she hopes to continuously help students in their learning process. She finds teaching a rewarding profession as one gets to be a part of students' career journeys. Providing her knowledge while helping students figure out their path in life is Gargees' biggest goal while at CMU.  

In the future, besides teaching, she wants to continue working and researching in the computer science field. She hopes her work can provide services to the university and the community. Gargees views artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and real-time geospatial intelligence systems as providing an excellent opportunity for a broad range of research discoveries for the next few decades. Gargees's short-term goal is to expand and standardize service platforms, creating a general structure that accommodates various purposes utilizing these cutting-edge technologies. 

 In addition, Gargees intends to explore a wide range of novel research prospects under the umbrella of smart cities that leverage technology for efficiency. Her long-term goal is cultivating various constructive, well-motivated research initiatives on real-world projects that amalgamate theoretical and practical research with leading-edge technology to improve services and infrastructures for smart city communities. 

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