Fields of Expertise
- Nonprofit Information Technology
- Artificial Intelligence
- Human-Computer Interaction
Fatma Nasoz is the senior resident scholar of information technology with The Lincy Institute. She is charged with leading the Institute’s technology initiatives including its data repository; assessing the information technology needs of Southern Nevada’s nonprofit and government agencies within the sectors of health, education and social services; and collaborating with those agencies to build and enhance their IT capacity through scalable and easy to implement systems that have high quality of service and low operating costs.
Prior to joining The Lincy Institute, Nasoz was an Assistant Professor in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering - School of Informatics at UNLV, where she also served as the School’s graduate coordinator. Her academic research is in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction and she focuses on building user-centric intelligent computer systems. Her recent projects, which were funded by federal grants, involved the collection and analysis of vast amount of data for various applications including e-learning and driving safety; and the development of data management systems for the purposes of habitat restoration and preservation of the nation’s ecological data. Nasoz is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal and conference articles and book chapters.
Nasoz earned her Ph.D (2004) and M.Sc. (2003) degrees in Computer Science from University of Central Florida and B.Sc. (2000) degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University. Prior to her academic career, Nasoz worked as a system and database administrator in the private industry. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.