Associate Professor
Lehigh University
Mountaintop Campus
Building C
113 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Maryam Rahnemoonfar

Areas of Research

Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Deep Learning
Image Processing
Remote Sensing


Dr. Maryam Rahnemoonfar is an Associate Professor with the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Prior to Lehigh, Dr. Rahnemoonfar was a Tenured Associate Professor of AI at UMBC. Her research interests include Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Data Science, 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 has been funded by several awards including NSF BIGDATA award, Amazon Academic Research Award, Amazon Machine Learning award, and IBM.

Prior to UMBC, she was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) where she was directing Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Laboratory (Bina Lab). She is the president and founder of the Corpus Christi Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiMLDS) chapter and the ambassador of Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Salford Manchester, UK in 2010.


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