WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE(WiDS) RIYADH
Prince Sultan University

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Conference

Overview

Women in Data Science(WiDS)forum organized by Prince Sultan University(PSU) in collaboration with Stanford University, aims to foster interest and professional participation by women in not only data science but also in engineering and computer science as a whole. 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 expose the latest data science research and practices in the Arab Middle East by promoting the exchange of ideas, encouraging mentorship and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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 Arab 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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Our Speakers

Dr. Emna Chikhawi
Vice-Dean College of Law Prince Sultan University

Conference Committee

Executive Supervisor WiDS

Dr. Heba Al Khoshaim: OIC Vice-Rector Prince Sultan University Female Campus (Acting), Vice Dean Admission and Registration, Deanship of Educational Services.


Executive Committe WiDS

Dr. Maysaa AlQurashi - Dean:
Deanship of Quality Assurance.
Dr. Fahdah Althonayan – Supervisor:
Deanship of Educational Services
Dr. Wafa AlNasrullah – Vice Dean:
College of Business Administration
Dr. Fiorella Vanini – Chairperson:
Department of Architecture
Dr. Rehab Aburas – Chairperson:
Department of Interior Design
Dr. Sofianiza Abd Malik – Associate Chair:
Computer Science Department
Dr. Connie Mitchell – Vice Dean:
College of Humanities
Dr. Emna Chikhaoui – Vice Dean:
College of Law
Dr. Elham Dannoun – Associate Director:
General Sciences Department

WiDs Ambassador & Forum Chair

Dr. Tanzila Saba:
Associate Chair Information Systems Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences(CCIS), Leader Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) Research Lab.




Organizing Chair & WiDS
Co-ambassador

Ms. Fatima Khan: Associate Director Evaluation and Academic Accreditation Center, Faculty CCIS, PSU.

Scientific Committee Chair

Dr.Souad Larabi Marie-Sainte: Associate Director of CCIS Master Programs, College of Computer and Information Sciences.


Scientific Committee Members

College of Engineering - Interior Design:
Dr. Irene Pasina
College of Law:
Dr. Paola Kenny
Deanship of Educational Services:
Dr. Fatima Azmi
College of Humanities:
Dr. Dina Dakhs
College of Computer and Information Sciences:
Dr. Anees Ara
Dr. Nor Shariza
Dr. Rabia Latif
College of Business Administration:
Dr. Iman Khalil
Dr. Umara Noreen
Dr. Deema Fakhry

Organizing Committee

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Lab-Members

Deanship of Educational Services:
Ms. Arooj Yaswi.
Ms. Basmah AlKadhi.
Ms. Farah Obaid.
College of Engineering – Interior Design:
Ms. Mashael Almadi.
Ms. Alyah Alsalem.
Ms. Wafa Althiab.
College of Humanities:
Ms. Tasneem Prue.
College of Computer & Information Sciences:
Ms. Roohi Jan.
Ms. Mona Al-Sheddi.
Ms. Hanaa Al-Ahmari.
Ms. Nermeen El-Hakim.
Ms. Norah Al-Rayes.
College of Business Administration:
Ms. Nafla Alhokail.
College of Law:
Ms. Misbah Saboohi.

WiDS RIYADH @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.

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 Arab 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.

Program Schedule

Managing Partners

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

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