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


Dr. Nada Attar's research focuses on Computer Vision, Ethics in AI, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

She has involved in projects such as eye-tracking in automated vehicle, HCI for social good, and Computer Vision in climate change and coastal resilience. Her work includes the CIRCLE project, funded by Mozilla, promoting responsible computing. Dr. Attar's expertise also covers performance optimization through cognitive state measurement. She investigates biases in datasets, algorithms, and user behavior, contributing to ethical technology development. 

She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, focusing on user experience and performance optimization by measuring cognitive states. Her Master's in Computer Science from Tufts University delved into human-computer interaction. Dr. Attar further honed her expertise during her post-doctoral fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute - Harvard Medical School. Here, she focused on driving simulation and analyzed eye movements.