Sabirat Rubya
Dr. Sabirat RubyaMarquette University

Cudahy Hall, 240G

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
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Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Dr. Sabirat Rubya co-directs the Social and Ethical Computing Lab. Her research focuses on recommending and designing mobile health technologies for vulnerable populations that are at high risk of developing mental health disorders.

Courses Taught

  • COSC 3250: Operating Systems
  • COSC 4931/5931: Topics: Social and Collaborative Computing
  • COSC 6960: Seminar in Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Health Informatics
  • Human-aided Machine Learning


  • Haque, M. D., and Rubya, S. " For an App Supposed to Make Its Users Feel Better, It Sure is a Joke"--An Analysis of User Reviews of Mobile Mental Health Applications. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, CSCW (2022).
  • Annapureddy, P., Franco, Z., Madiraju, P., Ahamed, S.I., Flower, M., Hossain, M.F., Haque, M.R., Johnson, N., Rubya, S., Baker, N.D. and Jain, N., 2021, December. Identifying Precursors to Long-Term Crisis in Veterans Using Associative Classifier. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) (pp. 4633-4642). IEEE.
  • Rubya, Sabirat, Joseph Numainville, and Svetlana Yarosh. "Comparing Generic and Community-Situated Crowdsourcing for Data Validation in the Context of Recovery from Substance Use Disorders." Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2021.
  • Levonian, Zachary, Drew Richard Erikson, Wenqi Luo, Saumik Narayanan, Sabirat Rubya, Prateek Vachher, Loren Terveen, and Svetlana Yarosh. "Bridging qualitative and quantitative methods for user modeling: Tracing cancer patient behavior in an online health community." In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, vol. 14, pp. 405-416. 2020.
  • Rubya, Sabirat, Xizi Wang, and Svetlana Yarosh. "HAIR: Towards developing a global self-updating peer support group meeting list using human-aided information retrieval." In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, pp. 83-92. 2019.
  • Rubya, Sabirat, and Svetlana Yarosh. "Video-mediated peer support in an online community for recovery from substance use disorders." Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. 2017.

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