جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Dr. Arwa Yousef Al-Aama


  
 

Dr. Arwa Yousef Al-Aama
 Professor
Department of  Computer Sciences
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
King Abdulaziz University
Phone: 63175
Email: aalaama@kau.edu.sa

 
   
  
 

Profile:

With an experience of over 22 years in IT, coupled with a strong educational background in Computing, Dr. Al-Aama’s goal is to participate in the technological advancement of her country, Saudi Arabia. As Vice Mayor for IT, she is the first women to hold a leadership role in IT in a non-academic Saudi governmental agency. Her work has resulted in the Municipality winning 14 prestigious awards in IT including Best Arab e-Government from the Arab League. She also holds the position of Vice Mayor for Women Affairs, in which she pursues her second personal goal, namely: empowering Saudi women. In this role, Al-Aama opened up new job opportunities to women in municipal services in the Kingdom and is responsible for improving the quality of municipal services provided to women. She has also been the first female Vice Dean for a Computing College in the Kingdom and an IT consultant for the international conglomerate Savola. Al-Aama also holds a position as Associate Professor of Computer Science at KAU.

 

Al-Aama received her MSc. and DSc. in Computer Science from the George Washington University and has published several scientific papers. She was also awarded several research grants in the US and Saudi and has won several awards, including a US-based Microsoft international research award, a national achievement award from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Microsoft Arabia Most Distinguished Faculty Member Award.

 

Dr. Al-Aama is also a member of several scientific committees and work groups, including the Executive Committee for the Saudi National eGovernment Plan and the Saudi National Science and Technology Plan.


 
   
  
 

Education:
  • 2003 : Doctorate degree from Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University, واشنطن, امــريــكـا

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    Employment:
  • 1992 - 2003 : Demonstrator - Computer Science, College of Science - King Abdul Aziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2003 - 2008 : IT Consultant, The Savola Group, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2003 - 2009 : Assistant Professor of Computer Science, The College of Science , جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2004 - 2006 : Head of the Computer Science Department - Women's Section, College of Science - King Abdul Aziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2006 - 2008 : Vice Dean, College of Computing and Information Technology, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2006 - 2008 : Head of the IS Deaprtment - Women's Section, College of Computing & Information Technology - KAU, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2008 - حاليا : Vice Mayor for IT Affairs, The Jeddah Municipality, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2009 - 2014 : Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Computing & Information technology, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2009 - حاليا : Vice Mayor for Women Affairs, The Jeddah Municipality, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2014 - حاليا : Professor of Computer Science, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية

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    Research Interests:

    Electronic Systems and Software
    User Interface Design & Human Computer Interaction
    Information Technology Management
    e-Government
    Knowledge Management
    Women Empowerment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


     
       
      
     

    Courses:
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    CS 483 : Web Authoring

     
       
      
     

    Contact Info:
    • Office Phone: 63175
    • Email : aalaama@kau.edu.sa
    • URL : http://aalaama.kau.edu.sa
    • Fax : 26158