Arko Barman

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Dr. Arko Barman is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the D2K Lab, where he teaches both lecture style and experiential learning courses focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. Before joining Rice, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Postdoctoral Service Award. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Houston, Master's in Signal Processing at the Indian Institute of Science, and Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering at Jadavpur University. Dr. Barman has extensive experience in curriculum design and teaching starting from undergraduates to postdoctoral researchers. He has also served as the Director for the Data Science Capstone Program from July 2022 to December 2023, and has mentored over 60 sponsored team projects in the capstone. He is also actively involved in data science education research and has published, presented, and has been in the organizing committee of engineering  and computer science education conferences such ACM SIGCSE and IEEE Frontiers in Engineering. Dr. Barman's research interests include biomedical signal and image analysis, genomics, computer vision, natural language processing, deep learning, and machine learning applications for the social sciences. He is also a member of several workgroups at the NIST U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute.