Dr. Giti Javidi

USF Sarasota-Manatee receives grant to help girls explore IT careers

Title: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Information Technology

Phone: 941-359-4257

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: javidi@usf.edu

Dr. Giti Javidi received her BS from University of Central Oklahoma and MS and PhD from University of South Florida in Tampa. Prior to joining the faculty at USFSM, she was a 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 primary research is grounded in methods found in the field of Human Computer Interaction and its intersection with data visualization with many dimensions over a wide variety of data types. Her most recent interests are educational data mining, methodologies that promote cross-disciplinary education, biases and barriers to participation and success of minorities and women in STEM, and gender bias in IT workplace. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed international journals and she has presented at numerous conferences and summits. Dr. Javidi has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious Google, MSEIP, 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 for many years. She serves as an active member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and serves as an NCWIT VA/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, ACM-W, IEEE, WITI, CSTA among a number of other national and international organizations.