Maryam Rahnemoonfar

Associate Professor
Lehigh University
Mountaintop Campus
Room 231-Building C
113 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Areas of Research

Computer Vision
Deep Learning
Remote Sensing
Data Science for Sustainability
AI for Social Good
Physics informed Machine learning
Data and Model Integration in Polar Regions
Natural Disaster Resiliency
Document Image Analysis


Dr. Maryam Rahnemoonfar is a Tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. She is the Director of Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Laboratory (Bina lab). Her research interests include Data Science for Sustainability, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, AI for Social Good, Remote Sensing, and Document Image Analysis. Her research specifically focuses on developing novel machine learning and computer vision algorithms for heterogenous sensors such as Radar, Sonar, Multi-spectral, and Optical. Her research projects have been funded by several awards as a Lead PI, including the NSF HDR institute Award, NSF BIGDATA award, Amazon Academic Research Award, Amazon Machine Learning award, Microsoft, and IBM. She is passionate about discovering actionable insights in data and leading interdisciplinary research teams and projects to solve environmental and humanitarian problems. She was the committee member for National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop in Technology Developments to Advance Antarctic Research in 2021-2022.

Dr. Rahnemoonfar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Salford Manchester, UK.

Prior to Lehigh, Dr. Rahnemoonfar was a Tenured Associate Professor of AI at UMBC, and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC).


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Salford, UK, 2006-2010
M.Sc., Remote Sensing Engineering, University of Tehran, 2002-2005
B.Sc., Civil Engineering (Geomatics), University of Isfahan, 1998-2002