Areej Al-Wabil

Assistant Professor

Center for Complex Engineering Systems at KACST and MIT

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

Dr. Areej's research focuses on application-driven approaches to Ubiquitous Computing concerning Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering in the context of interaction design for complex systems. She holds 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.

Presently, Dr. Areej is a Research Fellow at the Ideation Lab in the School of Engineering at MIT. She is also a Principal Investigator in the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at MIT and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). Prior to joining MIT's Ideation Lab in Sep 2015, she served as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in Prince Sultan University (PSU). From 2011 to 2014, she was 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, she established the Software and Knowledge Engineering Research Group (SKERG) at King Saud University, and served as the coordinator of the research group and the director of the affiliated HCI Lab for the past five years.

List of publications

Understanding Gendered Spaces Using Social Media Data (The 19th International HCI Conference 2017 in Vancouver. Proceedings published In: Meiselwitz G. (eds) Social Computing and Social Media. Applications and Analytics. International Conference for Social Computing and Social Media (SCSM), Spriger.)