Farhana H. Zulkernine, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor

Director, Bigdata Analytics and Management (BAM) Laboratory
Coordinator and Advisor, Cognitive Science Program

756 Goodwin Hall (Map), School of Computing, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
E-mail: farhana@cs.queensu.ca
Tel: (613)533-6426       Fax: (613)533-6513

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Farhana Zulkernine is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Cognitive Science program at the School of Computing at Queen's University. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the School of Computing at Queen's University and is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario. She has more than 15 years of international work experience in three continents in software design, analysis and research. As a researcher she has worked with CA Technologies, IBM Canada, SAP Germany and Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Italy. Her research interests include service and cloud computing, big data analytics and management, and cognitive computing. She has ongoing research collaborations with Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) and Compute Canada, Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Services Network (CPCSSN) and the School of Medicine. She has taught a wide number of courses in database management systems, cognitive science and machine learning. 

Research  Interests

*** If you are interested in joining our group, please check out open positions.

Currently looking for a postdoctoral fellow.


The detailed course content is available on Queen's OnQ sites.

Check the following course websites for general up-to-date information about the courses.

Fall 2016

Winter 2017

Professional Membership


IBM CASCON (2016-2017), International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER) (2015- 2017), ACM Symposium of Applied Computing (SAC) Cloud Computing track (2011-2017),  International Conference on Advances in Big Data Analytics (ABDA'17), International Conference on Applied Cognitive Computing (ACC'17)International Conference on Grid, Cloud, and Cluster Computing (GCC'17), International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems (HIMS'17), International Conference on Internet Computing and Internet of Things (ICOMP'17)


Prerequisite Chart

Course Pre-requisite Chart and detailed program information

Cognitive Science Program at Queen's University


Queen's University


Faculty of Arts and Science


School of Computing



Last updated on Mar 14, 2017