Our Faculty

Christelle Scharff

Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Computer Science NY

Location
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 228
Office Hours
New York City

(by appointment)

Dr. Scharff is a Professor of Computer Science at Pace University. She has a Ph.D. in Symbolic Artificial Intelligence from INRIA (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) in France. Her research focuses on global software engineering and ICTD. She was awarded grants from NSF, IBM, Microsoft, VentureWell, and Google. She has been a Fulbright scholar in Senegal in 2012 and 2019.

Education


PhD , Computer Science, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy, France, and French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation, Nancy, France , Nancy, France , 1999
Computer Science

MS , Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy, France, Computer Science , Nancy, France , 1995
Computer Science

BS , Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy, France, Computer Science , Nancy, FR, France , 1993
Computer Science

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright, US State Department, October 2019 - Fulbright Scholar
  • Pace University, October 1, 2016 - Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellow
  • American Institute for Public Service, October 1, 2015 - Jefferson Award for Public Service, Pace University Bronze Medal Award
  • Fulbright, US State Department, October 1, 2012 - Fulbright Scholar
  • Pace University, October 1, 2012 - Pace University Presidential Release Time Award

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • Scrum Alliance, September 1 - Advanced Scrum Master
  • Stanford University & VentureWell, April 1 - Lean Launchpad Instructor
  • Scrum Alliance, May 1 - Scrum Master

Publications


Scharff, C. (2020, November 27). Mobile Device Literacy: Status and Needs of Women in Senegal. John Traxler, Helen Crompton (Eds.), Chapter 5. , UK: Routledge. , pages 10. http://https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Mobile-Pedagogy-Cases-of-Digital-Technologies-and-Learners-at/Traxler-Crompton/p/book/9780367204570

Scharff, C. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 4). A Toolkit for Mobile Device Literacy Training. ICT4D Conference 2019.

Scharff, C. (2019, March 3). How can AI empower teachers? UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2019. http://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/mlw2019-symposium-sessions-speakers.pdf

Ndiaye, K., Roess, A., Niang, A. & Scharff, C. (2018, November 14). Promise of health hotlines to address sexual and reproductive health knowledge gaps in developing countries. ALPHA CONFEX 2018 Conference. http://apha.confex.com/apha/2018/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/414119

Scharff, C. & Gade, S. (2018, September 20). When technology meets fashion. NY Media Lab Demos 2018.

Scharff, C., Rene, V., Schoepp , J. G., Shah, N. K. & Greenberg, A. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 22). Exploring mobile device literacy in Senegal. IEEE GHTC 2017. , pages 7 pages. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8239284

Scharff, C., Preira, J. & Biaye, E. (2017, June 30). Experience with Teaching an Online Course in Mobile App Development for Senegalese Students and Professionals. EAI Journal 2017. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing. Vol 17 (Issue 11) , pages 3 pages. http://eudl.eu/doi/10.4108/eai.30-6-2017.153145

Scharff, C. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 7). Experience with Teaching an Online Course in Mobile App Development for Senegalese Students and Professionals. EAI InterSol Conference 2017. , pages 3 pages. http://eudl.eu/doi/10.4108/eai.30-6-2017.153145

Scharff, C., Gandhi, F., Greenberg, A., Gandhi, D. & Ribeiro, G. (2016, November 21). AppDock: An Education and Outreach Space for Device Literacy. ACM DEV 2016.. , pages 5 pages. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2998608

Scharff, C., Sheikh, Y. & Rai, I. (2016, November 18). Global Software Development Projects as a Framework for Capacity Building in Developing Countries. ACM DEV 2016.. , pages 4 pages. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3001913.3006649

Scharff, C., Wautelet, Y., Heng, S. & Kolp, M. (2016, February 24). Towards an Agent-driven Software Architecture Aligned with User Stories. ICAART. , pages 337-345. http://www.icaart.org/

RESEARCH INTEREST


Programming (Distributed and parallel implementations on distributed memory machines)

Theoretical computer science

Artificial Intelligence: Automated deduction and theorem proving; Simplification Strategies and detection of redundant information; Efficient implementation of automated deduction and theorem proving; Formal software verification; Deep learning

Global software development; Socialization in Distributed Teams; Software Testing

User-centered design in mobile application development; Mobile for Development (M4D); ICTD (Information and Communication Technology for Development); Digital literacy

ARTISTIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITS

Senegal Chic & Tech
[Art - Exhibition, Curator] Goethe-Institut Senegal, Musée de la Femme Henriette Bathily, Dakar, Senegal

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Scharff, C. (2018, February 23). Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration of a Keystone Species in New York Harbor.
NSF , Federal , $2,000,000.00 . Funded,https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1759006

Scharff, C. (2019, October 1). Introducing ML and DL in Senegal (Google Tensorflow Grant).
Google , Private , $15,000.00 . Funded,

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group in Human Computer Interaction , November 2015
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [ACM Member] , January 1 , 2002
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [IEEE Member] , January 1 , 2002
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