Soneya Binta Hossain



I am a PhD student in Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, started in August 2019. I am working in the Laboratory for Engineering Safe Software (LESS ) lab at UVA under the supervision of Professor Matthew Dwyer. I have completed my bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology ( BUET ). My undergraduate thesis supervisor was Dr. A.K.M. Ashikur Rahman. Before entering grad school, I worked at REVE Systems for three years from March 2016 to May 2019 as a software engineer in the research and development (R&D) team. Find my CV here.

Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Fall 2019 - Present
Verifiable Computing and Robotics (VCR) Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of Virginia (UVA)

Software Engineer
REVE Systems (R&D), Mar. 2016 - May 2019
I was responsible for initial research, planning and designing, developing and testing features/modules within iTel Billing and iTel Switch, transaction servers and customized products upon client’s requirements.

Education

Ph.D. Student, Aug. 2019 - Present
Department of Computer Science (CS), School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Position: Graduate Research Fellow, Verifiable Computing and Robotics Lab
Advisor: Professor Matthew Dwyer

B.Sc, Mar. 2011 - Mar. 2016
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), 2008 - 2010
Bogra Cantonment Public School and College, Bogra, Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate (SSC), 2006 - 2008
Bogra Cantonment Public School and College, Bogra, Bangladesh

Research

I am interested in machine learning based automated software verification and validation.

Posters

Soneya Binta Hossain, Shantanu Sarker, Arunavo Dey and Ashikur Rahman “Balanced Coverage in Fault-Tolerant Broadcasting for Wireless Multi-hop Networks”, Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh [ppt].

Soneya Binta Hossain, “Happy-Sleep: A System to Alert User at a Perfect Time by Measuring Sufficient Sleep through Utilization of Multiple Body Area Sensors”, GHCI, 2015, Bangalore, India [ppt].

Awards & Achievements

2020 CAPWIC Scholarship, to attend and present research work in the ACM Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing
Student Travel Grant by Computing Research Association-Women (CRA-W), USA for participating in CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop 2020.
GHCI Student Scholarship, Travel Grant to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHCI), Bangalore, India, December 2015.
Top Ten Undergraduate Thesis Poster Award, Dept. of CSE, BUET
Top Ten Database Project Award, Dept. of CSE, BUET
Deans Award for excellent academic results in Level 2
Merit List Award for excellent academic results in Level 2
Board Scholarship for excellence in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Examination. (2008-2010)
Board Scholarship for excellence in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination. (2006-2008)
Tanlentpool Scholarship for excellence in board examination after 8th grade. (2004-2005)

Leadership

Leadership Rep, Computer Science Department Graduate Student Group (CSGSG), University of Virginia Link

News

Aug. 27, 2019:            Started Graduate School at the University of Virginia
May 31, 2019:             Left Job at Reve Systems
Mar. 16, 2016:            Started working as a software engineer at Reve Systems
Mar. 15, 2016:            Graduated from BUET