Rifat Ara Tasnim

Rifat Ara Tasnim is a second year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of New Orleans. She is currently working as a research assistant under Dr. Farjana Zebin Eishita in the game lab ‘LIGHT’ at the University of New Orleans. Her main research interest focuses on providing psychological treatment through wearable or handheld devices using serious games. Her current research explores incorporating CBT in video games playable in smartphones. Her primary concern is to implement CBT in a video game to treat young adults who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She is also working on a digital game to detect different types of cognitive distortions present among the players. 


Rifat holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. Before starting her PhD journey, she worked as a software engineer in an IT company.

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