Zahra Ghaed

Department of Computer Science

Virginia Tech


Work Experience

  • Software Developer Intern at Rackspace, Blacksburg, VA (Summer 2016)
  • Front-end developer at Reach team working on the customer facing Cloud Control Panel
  • Worked with developing team on React/ES6/Redux code base
  • Used testing tools such as Jasmine, Selenium, and Capybara
  • Applied continuous deployment such as Jenkins
  • Web Developer at TLOS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (2015 - present)
  • VITAL, developing a web guide using Django framework for [vit]amins and miner[al]s on human body

Research Experience

  • IDEAS Lab, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (2015 - Present)
  • CodeReadingDojo, Develop and evaluate a new educationally-oriented web and Android game aimed at promoting code reading skills
  • SOFIA, Adding CRUD operations feature to The Simple Open Framework for Inventive Android applications framework

Computer Skills

    Programming Languages
    Proficient in Java, Python, JavaScript/HTML/CSS
    Experience in C, C++, Google Closure, Ruby, ML, Haskell, Prolog, Scheme
    Frameworks and Tools
    Proficient in front end frameworks such as jQuery, React, Ember.js
    Experience in server side technologies such as MySQL, MariaDB, PHP, and Ruby on Rails
    Proficient in front end frameworks such as jQuery, React, Ember.js
    Project Management
    Proficient in Git, Jenkins

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • CS3304 Comparative Languages
  • Summer 2015
  • CS4114 Formal Languages
  • Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

  • Design & Implementation of Compilers
  • Fall 2013, Fall 2012
  • Theory of Formal Languages and Automata
  • Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2013
  • Operating Systems
  • Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013


  • English : Professional working proficiency
  • Farsi : Native

Honors and Awards

  • NSF fellowship to attend Women Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE)Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology, University of California, Berkeley, CA (2015)
  • University of Tehran Admission, limited to the top 1\% of students who pass the Iranian nationwide university entrance exam (2010)
  • Member of Iran's National Elites Foundation, qualified for financial support during B.S. (2009-2014)
  • National Chemistry Olympiads, Bronze Medalist (2009)


  • OpenStack essentials certificate from Rackspace, Blacksburg, VA (2016)

volunteer works

  • Code for America, The National Day of Civic Hacking and Hack for Change! (2015)
  • Introduce Programming Environment Snap to 7th Grade Girls, 17th Annual Women in Computing Day (2015)


  • Reading
  • Cycling
  • Hiking