ABOUT ME

ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR & DIRECTOR  |  LECTURER  |  RESEARCHER

Naureen Nizam is the Associate Registrar and Director of Systems & Operations at the Office of the Registrar at University of Toronto Scarborough, where she oversees the following portfolios: student records and convocation, course and exam scheduling, as well as data analytics and business intelligence. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Dalhousie University and is teaching at the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at University of Toronto Scarborough as a Sessional Lecturer. She serves on various academic and research committees and is the recipient of the 2016 Principle's Emerging Leader Award.

Experience

14

years in Higher education administration

10

years in Teaching

13

years in Research

15

years in Project Management

Education

Phd Computer Science

Ph.D. Computer Science

Dalhousie University
Area of Research: Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Information Retrieval, User Experience and Navigation

MCSc Computer Science

MCSc. Computer Science

Dalhousie University
Area of Research: Parallel Computation and Genetic Linkage Algorithms

BCSc Computer Science

BCSc. Computer Science

Dalhousie University
Area of Research: Biomettric Security

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate in University Teaching & Learning,
Associates Certificate in Business Analysis

Administrative Experience

Toronto, ON | Halifax, NS | Fort McMurray, AB

UTSC

2016-Present

Associate Registrar and Director of Systems & Operations
Office of the Registrar

2014-2016

Director of Systems and Operations
Office of the Registrar

Dalhousie

2003-2014

Associate Registrar, Director of IT Systems and Project Development
Office of the Registrar

Manager of Systems, Project Development
Office of the Registrar

Senior Software Analyst
Information Technology Services

Network Administrator/Programmer
Information Technology Services

Syncrude



2002-2003

Software Developer

Teaching

CSCC10H3

Human-Computer Interaction

  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Summer 2018
  • Winter 2018
  • Fall 2016

CSCB09H3

Software Tools & Systems Prog.

  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Summer 2018
  • Winter 2016

Guest Lecturer

Social Computing & Business Intelligence

  • Dalhousie University
  • 2010-2014

Publications

Conference Proceedings

Nizam, N. (2018). Adding Value in Developing a Community of Practice to Support Global HCI Education Interest of Participation Workshop Proceedings CHI 2018, Montreal, QC, Arp 21-26, 2018.

Nizam, N., Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2016). Improving Website Navigation with the Wisdom of Crowds. Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Halifax, NS, July 10-13, 2016.

Nizam, N., Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2014). Link Sharing on Twitter during Popular Events: Implications for Social Navigation on Websites. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 6-9 January, 2014, pp. 1745-1754.

Nizam, N., Gruzd, A., and Watters, C. (2012). A Comparative Study of Navigation Using Single vs. Community Driven Tag Clouds on Websites.ASIS&T 2012 - Proceedings of the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland, 26-30 October, 2012, 49(1).

Nizam, N., Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2012). Website Navigation: An Exploratory Study of Three Navigation Tools for Simple Web Tasks.WEBIST 2012 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Porto, Portugal, 18-21 April, 2012, pp. 413-417.

Posters

Conference Proceedings

Nizam, N., Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2016). Improving Website Navigation with the Wisdom of Crowds. Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Halifax, NS, July 10-13, 2016.

Nizam, N.Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2013). The Use of Social Media during Live Events: Implications for Social Navigation on Websites. GRAND 2013, Toronto, Ontario, 14-16, May, 2013.

Nizam, N., Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2012). WEBSITE NAVIGATION: An exploratory study of three navigation tools for simple web tasks. DCSI 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 21-22, Sep, 2012.
*Received Best Poster Award

Conferences

Research & Administrative

CHI 2018 | Montreal, QC | Apr, 2018

AACRAO SEM 2016 Conference | San Antonio, TX | Nov, 2016

Hypertext 2016 | Halifax, NS | Jul, 2016

AACRAO SEM 2015 Conference | Hollywood, FL | Nov, 2015

Infosilem | Halifax, NS | Oct, 2014

Ellucian Live (Lead Presenter) | Philadelphia, PA | Apr, 2013

CBUC 2012 - Canadian Banner User Conference | Calgary, AB | Oct, 2012

#PSEWEB - Canada's University & College Digital Marketing Conference | Calgary, AB | Oct, 2012

Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group ConferenceHalifax, NS | Jun, 2012

AUCTC 2012 - Atlantic Universities Colleges & Technology Conference|Halifax, NS | Jun, 2012

Ellucian Summit 2012 | Las Vegas, NV | Mar, 2012

Dalhousie Data Privacy Day (Privacy in Social Media Age) | Halifax, NS | Jan, 2011

Canadian Banner Users Conference (CBUC) (Lead Presenter) | Victoria, BC | Sep, 2010

SunGard Summit 2010 (Lead Presenter) | San Francisco, CA | Mar, 2010

Professional Memberships

Affiliations

ASIS&T SIG IIITreasurer

2014-Present

TORCHI: Toronto Region: Computer Human Interaction Member

2016-Present

Social Media Lab Member

2010-Present

GRAND: Graphics, Animation and New Media Researcher

2011-2014

Web Information Filtering Lab Researcher

2010

Contact Me

  • nnizam [at] cs.toronto.edu