WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE(WiDS) RIYADH
Prince Sultan University

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Overview

The Women in Data Science(WiDS) forum is organized by Prince Sultan University(PSU) in collaboration with Stanford University. It aims to foster interest and professional participation by women in not only data science but also in engineering and computer science. PSUxStanford WiDS will bring together high profile international researchers and industry pioneers.

Prince Sultan University (PSU) is the WiDS Ambassador for Stanford and the forum aims to showcase the latest data scientific research and practices in the Middle East.

The forum aims to promote exchange of ideas, encourage mentorship, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Notably, PSU is the first university to address data science in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering @ Stanford. Guest speakers will include regional and international female data scientists in academia, corporations, and start-ups.

This is a global event represented by PSU in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Conference Committee

Executive Supervisor WiDS

Dr. Rimah Al Yahya, Vice Rector Prince Sultan University, Female Campus

WiDs Ambassador & Forum Chair

Dr. Tanzila Saba, Associate Chair Information Systems Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Leader Machine Learning Research Group

Scientific Committee Chair

Dr. Heba Khoshaim, Assistant Professor Mathematics, Vice Dean Admission and Registration, Deanship of Educational Services

Forum Co-Chair

Dr. Iman Al Momani, Associate Director Research and Initiatives Center(RIC), Associate Chair Computer Science and Software Engineering Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences

Organizing Chair & WiDS
Co-ambassador

Ms. Fatima Khan, Associate Director Evaluation and Academic Accreditation Center, Member Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Lab

Organizing Committee

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Lab-Members

Ms. Tasneem Prue, Director Preparatory Year Program(WC)
Ms. Roohi Jan, Director of Quality Assurance Center(WC)
Ms. Arooj Yaswi, Faculty Deanship of Educational Services
Ms. Rasha Odeh, Faculty College of Law
Ms. Shazia Khalid, Faculty College of Humanities

Scientific Committee

Dr. Allwiya Allu, Associate Chair, Aviation and Management Department
Dr. Beata Lewis, Assistant Professor, College of Humanities
Dr. Hala Sirror, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. AIA., HETLPC, Assistant Professor College of Engineering
Dr. Orchida Fayez, Assistant Professor, Leader of Digital Humanities Research group, College of Humanities
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal, Associate Chair, Finance Department, College of Business Administration

Dr. Sawsan AlHalawani, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences
Dr. Sheela Sundarasen, Associate Chair, Accounting Department, College of Business Administration
Dr. Rehana Parveen, Assistant Professor, College of Law
Dr. Suad alramouni, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Dr. Rafida Al Obaid, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Coordinator, General Science Research Committee

WiDS RIYADH @Prince Sultan University

This is an independent event organized by Prince Sultan University to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

Significance of WiDS at Prince Sultan University

The Global WiDS conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications in a number of domains, and connect with others in the field.

  • Promote a higher representation of women in data science.
  • Expose the latest data science research and practices in the Middle East.
  • Exchange ideas, encourage mentorship and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Connect regional researchers and practitioners to pioneering global data science networks.
  • Data Science is an untapped market in the MENA region.
  • Data science is an interdisciplinary field transforming all industries and one of the hottest growing fields globally.
  • Women in the region have strong quantitative and analytical skills but need guidance and support to pursue careers in data science.
  • PSU is the first university to address data science in the Kingdom.
  • A partnership with the Stanford Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering @ Stanford.
  • A global event represented by PSU in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Arab MENA region.

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Ambassador WiDS Prince Sultan University

Dr.Tanzila Saba received her PhD degree in Document’s Information Security and Management from Faculty of Computing Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2012 and won the best student award in the Faculty of Computing UTM 2012. She received the Unesco, TWAS and HEC scholarships for outstanding research output. Currently, she is serving as an IS Associate Chair in College of Computer and Information Sciences Prince Sultan University. Her focused research area is Machine Learning including health informatics, text mining, forensic documents analysis & security. She has published more than 100 research articles and around 90 research papers are Scopus/ISI/SCIE indexed. Due to her excellent research achievement, she is included in Marquis Who’s Who 2012. She has been awarded the Outstanding Research Recognition award consecutively for 2014, 2015 & 2016 in Prince Sultan University. Dr.Tanzila is the leader of Machine Learning Research Group at Prince Sultan University.

Dr.Tanzila Saba
Associate Professor
Associate Chair Information Systems Department
Leader, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Lab
Prince Sultan University

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