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Résumé
Education
2012-2016
Doctor of Philosophy

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

2010-2011
Master of Science

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, United Kingdom

2002-2007
Bachelor of Science

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Work Experience
2018-Current
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ideation Lab | Mechanical Engineering Department

2016-Current
Assistant Professor - King Saud University

Information Technology Department | College of Computer and Information Sciences |

2007-2016
Teaching Assistant - King Saud University

Information Technology Department | College of Computer and Information Sciences |

Publications

International Journal Articles

  • [5] Al-Megren, S. and Almutairi, A., 2019. Analysis of User Requirements for a Mobile Augmented Reality Application to Support Literacy Development amongst Hearing-Impaired Children. Journal of ICT, 18(1), pp.97-121.
  • [4] Al-Megren, S., Khabti, J. and Al-Khalifa, H.S., 2018. A Systematic Review of Modifications and Validation Methods for the Extension of the Keystroke-Level Model. Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, 2018.
  • [3] Altoaimy, L., Alromih, A., Al-Megren, S., Al-Hudhud, G., Kurdi, H. and Youcef-Toumi, K., 2018. Context-aware gossip-based protocol for Internet of Things applications. Sensors, 18(7), p.2233.
  • [2] Kurdi, H.A., Al-Megren, S., Althunyan, R. and Almulifi, A., 2018. Effect of exit placement on evacuation plans. European Journal of Operational Research, 269(2), pp.749-759.
  • [1] Al-Megren, S., 2018. A Predictive Fingerstroke-Level Model for Smartwatch Interaction. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(3), p.38.

International Conference Proceedings

  • [11] Al-Rumayyan, N., AlMadi, N., Alay, N. and Al-Megren, S., 2018, November. Evaluating TP-Link Smart Plug: Perceived Usability and Effects on User Performance. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (pp. 425-432). ACM.
  • [10] Al-Megren, S., Kurdi, H. and Aldaood, M.F., 2018. A Multi-UAV Task Allocation Algorithm Combatting Red Palm Weevil Infestation. Procedia Computer Science, 141, pp.88-95.
  • [9] Al-Hafiz, F., Al-Megren, S. and Kurdi, H., 2018. Red blood cell segmentation by thresholding and Canny detector. Procedia Computer Science, 141, pp.327-334.
  • [8] Al-Megren, S., Alsalamah, S., Altoaimy, L., Alsalamah, H. and Soltanisehat, L., Almutairi, E. and Pentland, A., 2018, July. Blockchain Use Cases in Digital Sectors: A Review of the Literature. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (pp. 1417-1424). IEEE.
  • [7] Al-Megren, S. and Almutairi, A., 2018, July. Assessing the Effectiveness of an Augmented Reality Application for the Literacy Development of Arabic Children with Hearing Impairments. In International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design (pp. 3-18). Springer, Cham.
  • [6] Al-Megren, S., Altamimi, W. and Al-Khalifa, H.S., 2018, July. Blind FLM Web-Based Tools for Keystroke-Level Predictive Assessment of Visually Impaired Smartphone Interaction. In International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (pp. 338-342). Springer, Cham.
  • [5] Almutairi, A. and Al-Megren, S., 2017, November. Preliminary investigations on augmented reality for the literacy development of deaf children. In International Visual Informatics Conference (pp. 412-422). Springer, Cham.
  • [4] Almutairi, A. and Al-Megren, S., 2017, October. Augmented Reality for the Literacy Development of Deaf Children: A Preliminary Investigation. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 359-360). ACM.
  • [3] Al-Megren, S., Altamimi, W. and Al-Khalifa, H.S., 2017, September. Blind FLM: an enhanced keystroke-level model for visually impaired smartphone interaction. In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 155-172). Springer, Cham.
  • [2] Al-Megren, S. and Ruddle, R.A., 2016, February. Comparing tangible and multi-touch interaction for interactive data visualization tasks. In Proceedings of the TEI’16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (pp. 279-286). ACM.
  • [1] Al-Megren, S., Kharrufa, A., Hook, J., Holden, A., Sutton, S. and Olivier, P., 2015, September. Comparing fatigue when using large horizontal and vertical multi-touch interaction displays. In Human-computer interaction (pp. 156-164). Springer, Cham.

Organized Workshops and Sessions

  • [3] Fashnology across Social, Cultural, and Religious Ideals and Practices (Fashnology’19) at the 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT’19)
  • [2] Social Computing and Social Media at HCI International 2019 (HCII’19)
  • [1] International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Architectures, Networks, and Systems (P2PANS’19) at the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks, and Technologies (ANT’19)

Theses

  • Al-Megren, S., 2016. A Tangible User Interface for Interactive Data Visualisation (Doctoral dissertation, University of Leeds, United Kingdom).
  • Al-Megren, S., 2011. An Evaluation of Extended Duration Multi-touch Interaction (Master of Science dissertation, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
  • Eshki, A. Radain, D., AL-Thonayan, H. Zain-Alabdeen, K. Nouh, M. Alsalamah, S. Al-Megren, S., 2007. AraDict: An Add-In Speech Recognition Application to MS Word 2007 (Bachelor of Science dissertation, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)

 

Scholarships and Grants
  • Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University Social Sciences Grant – pending – 2019
  • Social Science Research Initiative from the Ministry of Education – pending – 2019
  • KSA International Collaboration Grant from the Ministry of Education – pending – 2018
  • Ra’ad new faculty funding from King Saud University – awarded – 2018
  • Doctoral Scholarship from the Saudi Arabia Government to the United Kingdom – awarded – 2012
  • Masters Scholarship from the Saudi Arabia Government to the United Kingdom – awarded – 2010
Honors and Awards
  • Ibn-Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Women, Saudi Arabia – Awarded – 2018
  • Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman Prize for Women’s Excellence, Saudi Arabia – Nominee – 2018
  • The Philip Merlin Prize for Best Dissertation by an M.Sc. Student, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – First place – 2011
  • Colin Graham M.Sc. Computing Science Group Project Prize, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – First place – 2011
  • Advanced Electronics Company’s Best Project, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia – Third place – 2007
Talks

To be updated.

Advising Activity
  • Graduate Projects/Research
    • Shoug Almutairi, MSc in Information Technology, King Saud University – Co-supervision with Dr Lina Altoaimy – 2018 to 2019 [Project]
    • Amal Alqhtani, MSc in Computer Science, King Saud University – Consultancy with Dr Heba Kurdi – 2018 to 2019
    • Nehal Alotaiby, MSc in Computer Science, King Saud University – Consultancy with Dr Heba Kurdi – 2018 to 2019
    • WejdanAl-Tamimi, MSc in Information Technology, King Saud University – Co-supervision with Prof. Hend Al-Khalifah – 2016 to 2018  [Project]
    • Aziza Al-Motairy, MSc in Information Technology, King Saud University – Sole supervision – 2017 to 2018 [Project]
  • Undergrauate Projects/Research
    • Afnan AlRashoud, Nada AlKhalifa, Dona Aldaham, and Wafa AlOtaibi, BSc in Information Technology, King Saud University – Sole supervision – 2016 to 2017
Teaching Experiences
  • Usability and User Experience in Information Technology, MSc in Information Technology
  • User Experience Design, BSc in Information Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction, BSc in Information Technology
  • Advanced Human-Computer Interaction, BSc in Information Technology
  • Networks, BSc in Information Technology
  • Operating Systems, BSc in Information Technology
Academic Services

To be updated.