Fatma Nasoz

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Director of Information Technology, The Lincy Institute
Expertise: Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Nonprofit Information Technology


Fatma Nasoz holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and the director of information technology at The Lincy Institute.

Her research interests are in machine learning, deep learning, and human-computer interaction. Her current research focuses on deep learning analysis of primary and secondary data across numerous domains like health, education, finance, and genomics. Most recently she is a co-investigator on the Genomics Acquisition and Analysis Core that supports the genomics research projects of the $11.4M National Institutes of Health grant awarded to Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at UNLV. She is also a co-principal investigator on a Teledyne-Brown Engineering grant to develop computer and video-based learning tools for the cadre as well as for the International Space Station payload developers at NASA.

At The Lincy Institute, she steers computer science research to inform the institute's data collection, management, and analysis efforts. Her work with the institute’s technology initiatives including managing 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. 

Nasoz is passionate about increasing the number of women in computer science. In 2017, she was part of the team that led the initiative to launch the first Girls Who Code Club at UNLV, which provided instruction in programming fundamentals, web development and design, mobile development, and robotics to female students from local high schools.

She is affiliate faculty with the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine as well as the Learning Sciences program at the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Central Florida
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Central Florida
  • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Bogazici University

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PeopleApril 18, 2018
Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.