Sami Rollins

Sami Rollins


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2024 Harney Science Center 404


Professor Rollins is a professor of computer science who teaches classes in the areas of software development and distributed computing. For the 2020/2021 academic year she also holds a part-time, visiting position in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University, where she collaborates on research to promote greater diversity and inclusion in computing through supplemental academic support.

Professor Rollins recently completed a rotation as a program director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation, where she co-led the NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program and worked on the Improving Undergraduate Education program and the Advanced Technical Education program. She is pleased to be part of the core team supporting the USF Community Engaged Scholars in Computer Science S-STEM scholarship program.

UC Santa Barbara, PhD in Computer Science, 2003
UC Santa Barbara, MS in Computer Science, 2000
Mills College, BA in Computer Science, 1998
Visiting Professor, Northeastern University
Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College
Computing Education
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mobile and Distributed Computing
Selected Publications

Engendering Community to Computer Science Freshmen through an Early Arrival Program
A. Joshi, G. Bruno, X. Apedoe, S. Engle, S. Rollins, and M. Malensek, NSF Grantees Session at the ASEE Annual Conference, virtual online, June 2020.

Influencing Participant Behavior Through a Notification-Based Recommendation System
V. Reddy, B. Bushree, M. Chong, M. Law, M. Thirani, M. Yan, S. Rollins, N. Banerjee, A. Joshi, in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, Waterloo, Canada, April 2018.

10 Years of Networking Networking Women
K. Jaffres-Runser, S, Rollins, T. Camp, W. Heinzelman, GetMobile: Mobile Computing and Communications, Volume 20, Issue 4, October, 2016.

Automating Energy Management in Green Homes
N. Banerjee, S. Rollins, and K. Moran, in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Home Networks (HomeNets 11), Toronto, Canada, August 2011.