Attar, Nada



Assistant Professor, Computer Science


  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, 2017, Harvard university, Mass. Eye & Ear Institute, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Bowers Lab, Boston, MA
  • Ph.D. 2016 University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Computer Science.
  • M.S. 2009 Tufts University, Medford, MA, Computer Science.
  • BSc. 2005 King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Computer Science


Nada Attar has experience in designing interfaces for people with disabilities having completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard Medical School. Her research was focused on the effects of age, cognitive load, and vision impairment on peripheral detection performance in applications like motor vehicle driving. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a focus on user experience and performance optimization using cognitive state measurement, and has a Master's in Computer Science from Tufts University concentrated on human computer interaction. During her Ph.D. she was a Fellow at the Harvard University Visual Learning Laboratory where she made reading interfaces on hand held devices to help people with learning disability. The interface can adopt to user’s performance and reading speed.