Roba is a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Oregon. She is a member of the CDUX research group, supervised by Hank Childs. She also spent the summer of 2016 at Argonne National Laboratory, working with Dr. Tom Peterka, the summer of 2017 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working with Dr. David Pugmire, and the summer of 2018 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, working with Dr. Kenny Gruchalla.
She was awarded the KAUST Discovery Scholarship to complete her M.Sc. in Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Her thesis was titled "Image-based Exploration of Isosurfaces for Large Multi-Variable Datasets using Parameter Space." Before joining the University of Oregon, Roba worked at the Saudi oil company ARAMCO for a year, where her team received the CEO excellence award for their invention.
Her research interests are in visualization techniques for large scientific data.
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