Roba completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Oregon in March 2020. Roba's thesis focused on uncovering unsolved problems in parallel particle advection, as well as establishing best practices among existing algorithms. She also performed research outside her thesis on parallel volume rendering, culminating in a TVCG publication. Upon graduation, Roba joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, as a post-doctoral researcher. After one year at NREL, she joined Intel as a graphics engineer.
During her time at UO, Roba pursued multiple internships. She 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.
Prior to joining UO, Roba 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." She also worked at the Saudi oil company ARAMCO for a year, where her team received the CEO excellence award for their invention.
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