Fardina Fathmiul Alam, Ph.D
Faculty, Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park


Dr. Fardina Alam is a Professional Track Faculty (UMD's equivalent of an Assistant / initial-rank Professor of Teaching)) at the Department of Computer Science (CS), University of Maryland (UMD). She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and has since been actively involved in teaching and research. She has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant under the supervision of Professor Dr. Amarda Shehu at Computational Biology Lab, Mason on Deep Learning and Machine Learning techniques in the domain of Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the Computational Biology Lab. Her works were funded by an NSF FET Grant #1900061. 

Dr. Alam is honored to have received the "Outstanding Dissertation Award 2023" from Mason, as well as the "Biomolecules Editor's Choice Article 2022" award. One of her papers was featured as the "Title Story" of the Journal Biomolecules in 2022, highlighting her contributions to the field.



Associate Guest Editor

Bioinformatics Advances| Oxford Academic, 2024

Faculty Advisor

Nobanno - Bangladeshi Graduate Student Association, UMD, 2024

Program Co-Chair

Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop (CSBW) | ACM-BCB Conference, 2023


Ph.D. in Computer Science (2023)

George Mason University, VA, USA.

M.S. in Computer Science  (2019)

George Mason University, VA, USA.

B.S. in  Computer Science and Engineering (2013)

Military Institute of Science and Technology, Bangladesh