Current positions

June 2019 - Present

CCIS Vice-Dean Assistant for Grad Studies and Scientific Research

At the Grad Studies and Scientific Research (GSSR) division in the CCIS female branch, I manage three units, one for graduate students, the other for the college's demonstrators and those in scholarships abroad. The third unit is dedicated to scientific research. At the office, we focus on facilitating the communication between the college's departments and the Deanship of Graduate Studies and the Deanship of Scientific Research. We also, plan, organise and manage different events (talks and workshops) and gatherings that aim to enrich our faculty and graduate students with the skills, knowledge and exposure needed to excel in scientific research.

Oct. 2018 - Present

Assistant Professor

Information Technology Department, CCIS, King Saud University 

Feb. 2019 - Present

Member of the CCIS Strategic Partnerships Program Committee

CCIS, King Saud University 

 

2013 - 2018

Education

PhD in Computer Science:  University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Thesis: Investigating Cascades in Social Networks: Structural and Temporal Aspects

The thesis topic falls under the intersection between data science, web science and network science. Precisely it looks into analysing the way information spreads on social networks, often recognised as an information diffusion process. The thesis studies cascades - the manifestation of the information diffusion process- from two different perspectives structural and temporal. The thesis also looks into analysing social network platforms’ functionality.

2009 - 2011

MSc in Computer Science:  King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dissertation:  Building an Ontological Model Using Arabic Wikipedia

2003 - 2007

BSc in Information Technology:  King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Graduation project:  Medical Record eXchanger (MRX) 

 
Academic Activities

Nov. 2018 - April 2019

Information Technology Department Representative in the Business Center, CCIS,  King Saud University

Sept. 2018 - April 2019

Academic Advisor, Information Technology department, CCIS,  King Saud University

Feb. 2016 - Jan. 2018

Demonstrating: Computational Thinking module for Web Science MSc. students, Web Design module for Electronics and Computer Science first year students and Computer Application module for Engineering foundation year.

Mentoring: The Science of Online Social Networks for Web Science MSc. students.

University of Southampton 

Feb. 2015 - May. 2015

Demonstrating: Computational Thinking module for Web Science iPhD students 

 
Other Activities

Nov. 2018

Program Committee member in the 5th International conference Internet Science (INSCI'2018).

April 2016, Nov. 2016, May 2017

Member of the facilitation team for the Power of Social Media MOOC provided by the University via FutureLearn website, University of Southampton

June 2015

Sub-reviewer in the ACM Web Science 2015 Conference (WebSci’15).

Nov. 2013, Feb. 2014, Oct. 2014

Member of the facilitation team for the Web Science MOOC provided by the University via FutureLearn website, University of Southampton

June 2012

Member of the organising committee: CS4HS@KSU workshop, sponsored by Google Inc., 16th - 20th Jun., King Saud University 

Sept. 2011

Member of the organising committee: CS4HS@KSU workshop, sponsored by Google Inc., 5th - 7th Sept., King Saud University 

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