Sara Hassan

Sara Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in software engineering. She received her PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from University of Birmingham, UK. She worked as a teaching assistant for Software Engineering 2015-2019 at the University of Birmingham, UK. Prior to that she got her MEng in Computer Science with Software Engineering from University of Birmingham, UK. Her undergraduate and postgraduate research is on applying value-based design decisions for software architectures. She applied her contributions to a new architectural style ---microservices --- which is gaining increased popularity both in academia and industry. Currently, her research interests span both value-based software design and incorporating mental health awareness into software design. She is currently an active researcher in the Intelligent Software Systems Lab (ISSL). Within this lab, she investigates applying established approaches (e.g., neural network, objective decisionmaking, secure design) in novel ways, thereby producing intelligent solutions for software systems in a myriad of domains.


A Review of Mental Health Issues Prevalent in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects
Sasan Radan, Sara Hassan, Andrew Sean Wilson, Shadi Saleh Basurra. © 2023. 27 pages.
The stigma surrounding mental health in IT education and industry impacts productivity, health, and career prospects. Little research focuses on mental health factors and efforts...