ArabHCI Team

Ebtisam Alabdulqader (Founder and Leader of the initiative) is a Saudi HCI researcher. She is a PhD candidate based in Newcastle University at Open Lab, affiliated researcher with the SKERG Research Group in Saudi Arabia, and a lecturer in the Information Technology Department at King Saud University. Her research interests are in social computing, health informatics, accessibility and mobile health. She also participate and led STEM programs initiatives to promote computer science careers in Saudi Arabia.

Shaimaa Lazem (Co-Founder) is an Egyptian HCI researcher. She earned her PhD from the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, USA in 2012. She then returned to Egypt, where she holds an academic position at the City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, to establish a research program in HCI. She is interested in exploring the design and use of low-cost educational technologies, collaborative games, student-led socio-technical learning environments for teaching HCI and CS.

 

ArabHCI Committee

  • Hebah Almoaiqel – King Saud University (Riyadh, SA)
  • Raghad Alsha’alan – Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University (Dammam, SA)
  • Zohal Azimi – Interaction & Visual Designer, SUNY Farmingdale State College (New York, US)
  • Mohamed Khamis – Ubiquitous Interactive Systems Group, LMU Munich (Munich, Germany)