My research focuses on application-driven approaches to Ubiquitous Computing concerning Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Brain-Computer Interaction (BCI) and Software Engineering in the domain of assistive technologies and in the context of interaction design for complex systems.
I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the Centre for HCI Design in London, MSc in Computer Graphics and Multimedia Design from the George Washington University (GWU), and MEM in Software Engineering and Information Systems Management from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at GWU.
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Ideation Lab in the School of Engineering at MIT, and a Principal Investigator in the joint center of excellence for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES ) at MIT and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.. Prior to joining MIT's Ideation Lab in Sep 2015, I served as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in Prince Sultan University (PSU). From 2011 to 2014, I served as the Vice Chair of the Software Engineering Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2010, I established the Software and Knowledge Engineering Research Group (SKERG) in King Saud University, and served as the coordinator of the research group and the director of the affiliated HCI Lab until August 2015. I was also a Research Associate in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas UT-Houston's Medical Center in 2000-2002 working on the NIH-funded project for Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts in 2012 at the University of Kent in England working on an NHS-funded project investigating Brain-Computer Interaction for people with disabilities.