Dr. Giti Javidi

Title: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Information Technology

Phone: 941-359-4257

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: javidi@usf.edu

Dr. Giti Javidi received her B.S. from University of Central Oklahoma and M.S. and Ph.D. from University of South Florida in Tampa. Prior to joining the faculty at USFSM, she was a full professor of Computer Science at Virginia State University (VSU), where she played a pivotal role in developing and advancing the Computer Science program. Dr. Javidi’s research interests include scientific visualization, big data analytics, user interface and interaction, information visualization and visualization in education. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed international journals and she has presented at several conferences and summits. Dr. Javidi has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious NSF and NASA grants.

A long-time advocate for increasing participation and retention of women in STEM fields, Dr. Javidi has worked tirelessly on a number of projects in this domain over the past 12 years. She serves as an active member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), having spearheaded the establishment of an Academic Affiliation between NCWIT and VSU and most recently, USFSM. She also serves as aVA/DC affiliate for the Aspiration in Computing program. At the national level, she has worked to develop new curricula and programs for computer science education with the goal of engaging a wider audience, particularly women and minorities. She is also a member of ACM and IEEE among a number other national and international organizations.