Dr Parnia Samimi is a full-time Assistant Lecturer in Computer Science at Birmingham City University. She is currently the Module Lead of the Advanced Database module at the School of Computing and Digital Technology. She studied at National University of Malaysia (UKM), graduating with a Master of Information Technology in 2012. She went on to do her PhD research in Computer Science at the University of Malaya. After her postdoc at the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Shiraz University, Parnia joined Birmingham City University in 2020 and worked as a Research Assistant. She actively contributed to the REF 2021 in this post. Then she was appointed as a Visiting Lecturer in summer 2021.
Parnia’s research interest is in information retrieval evaluation, databases and resource allocation in cloud computing. She has published several peer-reviewed scientific publications in international conferences and journals. She also has presented her research achievements in various international seminars and conferences. Parnia has been a lecturer for some postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science.