Research and expertise

I have experience in programming, reviewing, and implementing smart IoT projects for vulnerable people. I completed my MSc graduation project in building a smart camera switch “Thing” that allows people with upper-limb disabilities to control the light using their eye blinks.

I have attended many specialized courses such as Drupal 8 Site Building, Linux Internal, and System Programming, Robotics App using Arduino, Python, C++ and Java programming languages, and Raspberry Pi IoT applications.

Current research activity

My research interest is in designing and creating technologies for vulnerable people and enable them to be independent in their daily tasks. Currently, my PhD research (Indoor environmental design for a Dementia Friendly Home using smart IoT technologies) focuses on designing and creating a dementia-friendly home for people with dementia and their carers using smart IoT technologies. My research is cross-disciplinary as indicated by the selection of the supervisors. I am supervised by Professor Malcolm Cook and Dr Ben Roberts from Architecture Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE) and Professor Eef Hogerverst from the School of Sport Exercise and Health Science (SSEHS).


Recently completed research projects

  • Improving Medical Intervention Systems with Smart IoT Technologies: designed and created a novel eye blink switch to enable people with upper limb disabilities to control the light using their eye blinks. 

  • Assessing IoT security and privacy risks and challenges in drone-based systems for smart cities.

Profile

I am a master of Internet of Things graduate with distinction from Bournemouth University, UK. In addition, I have a first-class honours degree in computer science from King Khalid University (KKU), KSA. Moreover, I have experience in programming, reviewing, and implementing smart IoT projects. Currently, My PhD research is in designing and creating a dementia-friendly home for people with dementia using smart IoT technologies.

I completed my MSc graduation project in building a smart camera switch “Thing” that allows people with upper-limb disabilities to control the light using their eye blinks. Moreover, I have attended many specialized courses such as Drupal 8 Site Building, Linux Internal, and System Programming, Robotics App using Arduino, Python, C++ and Java programming languages, and Raspberry Pi IoT applications.

My research interest is in designing and creating technologies for vulnerable people to enable them to be independent in their daily tasks.

Professional affiliations

  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, CIBSE
  • Member of the Applied Cognition, Technology, and Interaction Group (ACTInG).

Awards

  • Presenter of Bournemouth University in the NHS Environmental research. 
  • Best BSc graduation project, KKU.
  • Bronze medal in the best presenter competition in the KKU.