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Raghav Sampangi, Ph.D.

Dr. Raghav V. Sampangi (pronouns: he / him / his) is a Senior Instructor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada, Director of the Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program; and, Faculty Associate at the Dalhousie Centre for Learning and Teaching. He is an advocate for mental and emotional health and well-being, and believes that it is important for us all to be compassionate in our teaching, policies and our actions.

His interests lie primarily in aspects of compassion, engagement and accessibility in teaching and learning. He also has a background in usable security and privacy, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and works on projects related to applications of IoT for social good. He is a proponent of lifelong learning and consider every interaction the source of a life lesson. His interest in teaching stems from this belief, and from the belief that learning (and teaching) has to be beyond the bounds of a classroom and not merely motivated by academic grades. Teaching is also a great learning opportunity, because this action helps us learn (and understand) a bit more about the topic and ourselves.

Raghav is based in K'jipuktuk within the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq known as Mi'kma'ki. K'jipuktuk is also known as Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. We are all Treaty People.

Raghav did a wonderful job guiding our community through one of the most important conversations our graduate students need to have - how to assess their needs and seek support for their mental health concerns.

-University of Washington, February 2022

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