Dr. Areej Suleiman Al-Wabil

Department Chair of Software Engineering

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Areej Al-Wabil, PhD
Director of Alfaisal's AI Research Center
Director of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab
Faculty in the Software Engineering Department, College of Engineering
 
Dr. Areej is a faculty member in the College of Engineering at Alfaisal University, and the Director of Alfaisal's AI Center and the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design Lab, a multidisciplinary research and development center, specializing in emerging technologies. Her human-centered approach to developing emerging AI technologies focuses on improving everyday workflows and quality of life.

 

From brain-sensing to eye-tracking interactive technologies, the HCI Lab's award-winning technologies are changing the way people with disabilities work, live and learn. Through such experience, Dr. Areej has developed a deep knowledge of trends in emerging technologies, innovation ecosystems, medtech, intellectual property (IP) creation and IP commercialization. Towards this end, Dr. Areej served in the role of Executive Director of IP Enablement at the Saudi Arabian Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) in 2019 and led the team which spearheaded KSA’s network for WIPO’s Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC). Dr. Areej spent her formative years primarily in the United States and worked in the US, UK, and Saudi Arabia. She attended the George Washington University, the University of Texas, City University of London and MIT’s School of Engineering.

 

More recently, she joined MIT’s Ideation Lab in the School of Engineering as an Ibn Khaldun Fellow, and was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Kent’s School of Engineering and Design. She then proceeded with MIT’s Executive Education programs at the Sloan School of Management, where she focused on Innovation, Management and Leadership.

 

Prior to joining Alfaisal University, Dr. Areej held several leadership roles in Saudi Arabian academic institutions including King Saud University, Prince Sultan University, Princess Noura University and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). She is a prolific author and keynote speaker and was awarded SAP’s Visionary Leadership award in 2015, Dell-EMC’s Envision the Future Award in 2018, and has spearheaded the Women in Data Science community in Saudi Arabia as Stanford’s WiDS Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, serving in this role since 2017. Dr. Areej currently chairs the ACM Chartered Chapter for HCI in Saudi Arabia, ACM SIGCHI and serves as the Vice Chair for Saudi Arabia’s ACM Chartered Chapter for Accessible Computing, SIGAccess.

 

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Usability Evaluation of Optimized Single-Pointer Arabic Keyboards Using Eye Tracking

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Usability Evaluation of Optimized Single-Pointer Arabic Keyboards Using Eye Tracking. (2021). Usability Evaluation of Optimized Single-Pointer Arabic Keyboards Using Eye Tracking. Advances In Human-Computer Interaction 2021, 2021.

A retrospective analysis of the COVID-19 infodemic in Saudi Arabia

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
A retrospective analysis of the COVID-19 infodemic in Saudi Arabia. (2021). A retrospective analysis of the COVID-19 infodemic in Saudi Arabia. Future Internet 13 (10), 254, 2021.

# COVID-19 Misinformation: Saudi Arabia as a Use Case

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
# COVID-19 Misinformation: Saudi Arabia as a Use Case. (2020). # COVID-19 Misinformation: Saudi Arabia as a Use Case. Umbc Student Collection, 2020.

Empowering Assistive Technology Communities to Make Strategic Use of Intellectual Property: Three Case Studies from the CoCreate Program

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Empowering Assistive Technology Communities to Make Strategic Use of Intellectual Property: Three Case Studies from the CoCreate Program. (2020). Empowering Assistive Technology Communities to Make Strategic Use of Intellectual Property: Three Case Studies from the CoCreate Program. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 14-23, 2020.

Evaluating and Validating Emotion Elicitation using English and Arabic Video Clips

Journal Article Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:19,
Evaluating and Validating Emotion Elicitation using English and Arabic Video Clips. (2019). Evaluating and Validating Emotion Elicitation using English and Arabic Video Clips. Sensors, 19(10), 2218.

Evaluating and validating emotion elicitation using English and Arabic movie clips on a Saudi sample

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Evaluating and validating emotion elicitation using English and Arabic movie clips on a Saudi sample. (2019). Evaluating and validating emotion elicitation using English and Arabic movie clips on a Saudi sample. Sensors 19 (10), 2218, 2019.

Intelligent gaze-based screening system for autism

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Intelligent gaze-based screening system for autism. (2019). Intelligent gaze-based screening system for autism. 2019 2Nd International Conference On Computer Applications & Information …, 2019.

Accelerating healthcare innovation in time-bound multidisciplinary hackathons

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Accelerating healthcare innovation in time-bound multidisciplinary hackathons. (2019). Accelerating healthcare innovation in time-bound multidisciplinary hackathons. 2019 2Nd International Conference On Computer Applications & Information …, 2019.

Co-creation in the Localization of Interactive Systems Designed for Communicating Science to the Public: An Experience Report

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Co-creation in the Localization of Interactive Systems Designed for Communicating Science to the Public: An Experience Report. (2019). Co-creation in the Localization of Interactive Systems Designed for Communicating Science to the Public: An Experience Report. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 9-15, 2019.

Assessing Student Engagement in Localizing NASA's Eyes on the Earth Application in a HCI Course

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Assessing Student Engagement in Localizing NASA's Eyes on the Earth Application in a HCI Course. (2019). Assessing Student Engagement in Localizing NASA's Eyes on the Earth Application in a HCI Course. 2019 2Nd International Conference On Computer Applications & Information …, 2019.

Measuring and monitoring emotional changes in children who stutter

Journal Article Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:05,
Measuring and monitoring emotional changes in children who stutter. (2018). Measuring and monitoring emotional changes in children who stutter. Computers In Biology And Medicine 102, 138-150, 2018, 102, 138-150.

Measuring and Monitoring Emotional Changes in Children who Stutter

Journal Article Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:27,
Measuring and Monitoring Emotional Changes in Children who Stutter. (2018). Measuring and Monitoring Emotional Changes in Children who Stutter. Computers In Biology And Medicine, 102, 138-150.

HCI Practices in Software-Development Environments in Saudi Arabia

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
HCI Practices in Software-Development Environments in Saudi Arabia. (2018). HCI Practices in Software-Development Environments in Saudi Arabia. International Conference On Cross-Cultural Design, 58-77, 2018.

Behavioral Archetypes for Stroke Rehabilitation Technologies

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Behavioral Archetypes for Stroke Rehabilitation Technologies. (2018). Behavioral Archetypes for Stroke Rehabilitation Technologies. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 10-16, 2018.

Applied Semiotics in the Context of Open Government Data (OGD) Portals in the Arab Gulf

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Applied Semiotics in the Context of Open Government Data (OGD) Portals in the Arab Gulf. (2018). Applied Semiotics in the Context of Open Government Data (OGD) Portals in the Arab Gulf. International Conference On Intelligent Human Systems Integration, 680-685, 2018.

UX Design in the Localization and Internationalization of NASA’s Eyes on the Earth

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
UX Design in the Localization and Internationalization of NASA’s Eyes on the Earth. (2018). UX Design in the Localization and Internationalization of NASA’s Eyes on the Earth. International Conference On Intelligent Human Systems Integration, 402-407, 2018.

Recognition of affective states via electroencephalogram analysis and classification

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Recognition of affective states via electroencephalogram analysis and classification. (2018). Recognition of affective states via electroencephalogram analysis and classification. International Conference On Intelligent Human Systems Integration, 242-248, 2018.

Virtual Reality-Based Surgical Simulation Training Usability Heuristics

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Virtual Reality-Based Surgical Simulation Training Usability Heuristics. (2017). Virtual Reality-Based Surgical Simulation Training Usability Heuristics. Journal Of Medical Imaging And Health Informatics 7 (6), 1338-1345, 2017.

The Rise of Hackathon-Led Innovation in the MENA Region: Visualizing Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Time-Bounded Events

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
The Rise of Hackathon-Led Innovation in the MENA Region: Visualizing Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Time-Bounded Events. (2017). The Rise of Hackathon-Led Innovation in the MENA Region: Visualizing Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Time-Bounded Events. International Conference On Social Computing And Social Media, 367-377, 2017.

Understanding gendered spaces using social media data

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Understanding gendered spaces using social media data. (2017). Understanding gendered spaces using social media data. International Conference On Social Computing And Social Media, 338-356, 2017.

Review and Classification of Emotion Recognition Based on EEG Brain-Computer Interfaces: A Systematic Review

Journal Article Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:09,
Review and Classification of Emotion Recognition Based on EEG Brain-Computer Interfaces: A Systematic Review. (2017). Review and Classification of Emotion Recognition Based on EEG Brain-Computer Interfaces: A Systematic Review. Applied Sciences, 7(12), 1239.

Classification of human emotions from electroencephalogram (EEG) signal using deep neural network

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Classification of human emotions from electroencephalogram (EEG) signal using deep neural network. (2017). Classification of human emotions from electroencephalogram (EEG) signal using deep neural network. International Journal Of Advanced Computer Science And Applications 8 (9), 2017.

Review and classification of emotion recognition based on EEG brain-computer interface system research: a systematic review

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Review and classification of emotion recognition based on EEG brain-computer interface system research: a systematic review. (2017). Review and classification of emotion recognition based on EEG brain-computer interface system research: a systematic review. Applied Sciences 7 (12), 1239, 2017.

Visual analysis of dyslexia on search

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Visual analysis of dyslexia on search. (2017). Visual analysis of dyslexia on search. Proceedings Of The 2017 Conference On Conference Human Information …, 2017.

Towards Urban Tribes in Saudi Arabia: Social Subcultures Emerging from Urban Analytics of Social Media

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Towards Urban Tribes in Saudi Arabia: Social Subcultures Emerging from Urban Analytics of Social Media. (2016). Towards Urban Tribes in Saudi Arabia: Social Subcultures Emerging from Urban Analytics of Social Media. International Conference On Social Computing And Social Media, 258-266, 2016.

Prototyping Complex Systems: A Diary Study Approach to Understand the Design Process

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Prototyping Complex Systems: A Diary Study Approach to Understand the Design Process. (2016). Prototyping Complex Systems: A Diary Study Approach to Understand the Design Process. International Conference Of Design, User Experience, And Usability, 187-196, 2016.

Socio-cultural aspects in the design of multilingual banking interfaces in the arab region

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Socio-cultural aspects in the design of multilingual banking interfaces in the arab region. (2015). Socio-cultural aspects in the design of multilingual banking interfaces in the arab region. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 269-280, 2015.

Usability and performance measure of a consumer-grade brain computer interface system for environmental control by neurological patients

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Usability and performance measure of a consumer-grade brain computer interface system for environmental control by neurological patients. (2015). Usability and performance measure of a consumer-grade brain computer interface system for environmental control by neurological patients. International Journal Of Engineering And Technology Innovation (Ijeti) 5 (3 …, 2015.

Augmenting speech-language rehabilitation with brain computer interfaces: an exploratory study using non-invasive electroencephalographic monitoring

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Augmenting speech-language rehabilitation with brain computer interfaces: an exploratory study using non-invasive electroencephalographic monitoring. (2015). Augmenting speech-language rehabilitation with brain computer interfaces: an exploratory study using non-invasive electroencephalographic monitoring. International Conference On Universal Access In Human-Computer Interaction …, 2015.

Spatial modeling factors in sensor-based ambient assisted living technologies designed for ageing populations

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Spatial modeling factors in sensor-based ambient assisted living technologies designed for ageing populations. (2015). Spatial modeling factors in sensor-based ambient assisted living technologies designed for ageing populations. International Conference On Human Aspects Of It For The Aged Population, 367-376, 2015.

Human factors in the design of Interactive Multimedia Art Installations (IMAIs)

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Human factors in the design of Interactive Multimedia Art Installations (IMAIs). (2015). Human factors in the design of Interactive Multimedia Art Installations (IMAIs). Procedia Manufacturing 3, 4572-4577, 2015.

Requirements engineering of ambient assisted living technologies for people with Alzheimer’s

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Requirements engineering of ambient assisted living technologies for people with Alzheimer’s. (2015). Requirements engineering of ambient assisted living technologies for people with Alzheimer’s. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 381-387, 2015.

Usability heuristics for the design of interactive attention assessment and rehabilitation technologies

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Usability heuristics for the design of interactive attention assessment and rehabilitation technologies. (2015). Usability heuristics for the design of interactive attention assessment and rehabilitation technologies. International Conference On Universal Access In Human-Computer Interaction …, 2015.

Collaborative Tangible Interface (CoTI) for Complex Decision Support Systems

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Collaborative Tangible Interface (CoTI) for Complex Decision Support Systems. (2015). Collaborative Tangible Interface (CoTI) for Complex Decision Support Systems. International Conference Of Design, User Experience, And Usability, 415-424, 2015.

Coding Schemes for Observational Studies of Usability in Collaborative Tangible User Interfaces

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Coding Schemes for Observational Studies of Usability in Collaborative Tangible User Interfaces. (2015). Coding Schemes for Observational Studies of Usability in Collaborative Tangible User Interfaces. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 3-6, 2015.

Comparison of user responses to English and Arabic emotion elicitation video clips

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Comparison of user responses to English and Arabic emotion elicitation video clips. (2015). Comparison of user responses to English and Arabic emotion elicitation video clips. International Conference On Cross-Cultural Design, 141-152, 2015.

Design and development of an educational Arabic sign language mobile application: collective impact with Tawasol

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Design and development of an educational Arabic sign language mobile application: collective impact with Tawasol. (2015). Design and development of an educational Arabic sign language mobile application: collective impact with Tawasol. International Conference On Universal Access In Human-Computer Interaction …, 2015.

Human factors in the design and evaluation of bioinformatics tools

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Human factors in the design and evaluation of bioinformatics tools. (2015). Human factors in the design and evaluation of bioinformatics tools. Procedia Manufacturing 3, 2003-2010, 2015.

An observational study of usability in collaborative tangible interfaces for complex planning systems

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
An observational study of usability in collaborative tangible interfaces for complex planning systems. (2015). An observational study of usability in collaborative tangible interfaces for complex planning systems. Procedia Manufacturing 3, 1974-1980, 2015.

A usability evaluation of Arabic mobile applications designed for children with special needs--Autism

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
A usability evaluation of Arabic mobile applications designed for children with special needs--Autism. (2015). A usability evaluation of Arabic mobile applications designed for children with special needs--Autism. Lecture Notes On Software Engineering 3 (3), 203, 2015.

The design and development of empathetic serious games for dyslexia: BCI arabic phonological processing training systems

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
The design and development of empathetic serious games for dyslexia: BCI arabic phonological processing training systems. (2014). The design and development of empathetic serious games for dyslexia: BCI arabic phonological processing training systems. International Conference Of Design, User Experience, And Usability, 105-112, 2014.

Interaction design in a tangible collaborative decision support system: the city schema DSS

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Interaction design in a tangible collaborative decision support system: the city schema DSS. (2014). Interaction design in a tangible collaborative decision support system: the city schema DSS. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 508-512, 2014.

Human factors in the design of BCI-controlled wheelchairs

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Human factors in the design of BCI-controlled wheelchairs. (2014). Human factors in the design of BCI-controlled wheelchairs. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 513-522, 2014.

Multimedia surveillance in event detection: crowd analytics in Hajj

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Multimedia surveillance in event detection: crowd analytics in Hajj. (2014). Multimedia surveillance in event detection: crowd analytics in Hajj. International Conference Of Design, User Experience, And Usability, 383-392, 2014.

Human factors in the design of arabic-language interfaces in assistive technologies for learning difficulties

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Human factors in the design of arabic-language interfaces in assistive technologies for learning difficulties. (2014). Human factors in the design of arabic-language interfaces in assistive technologies for learning difficulties. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 362-369, 2014.

Design of an emotion elicitation framework for arabic speakers

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Design of an emotion elicitation framework for arabic speakers. (2014). Design of an emotion elicitation framework for arabic speakers. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 717-728, 2014.

Human Factors Engineering in Interactive Urban Planning Decision Support Systems

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
Human Factors Engineering in Interactive Urban Planning Decision Support Systems. (2014). Human Factors Engineering in Interactive Urban Planning Decision Support Systems. International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction, 503-507, 2014.

The Design and Development of an Online Multimedia Language Assistant for Web Users with Dyslexia

Journal Article Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:48,
The Design and Development of an Online Multimedia Language Assistant for Web Users with Dyslexia. (2014). The Design and Development of an Online Multimedia Language Assistant for Web Users with Dyslexia. Inted2014 Proceedings, 4536-4536, 2014.

Using brain signals patterns for biometric identity verification systems

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Using brain signals patterns for biometric identity verification systems. (2014). Using brain signals patterns for biometric identity verification systems. Computers In Human Behavior 31, 224-229, 2014.

Internet usage by faculty in Saudi higher education

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Internet usage by faculty in Saudi higher education. (2013). Internet usage by faculty in Saudi higher education. International Journal Of Computer Science Issues 10 (3), 1694-0814, 2013.

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