Shiroq Al-Megren is a human-computer interaction and design research affiliate at the Ideation Lab, MechE at Massachuttess Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to that, she was hosted at the same lab as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ibn-Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Woman. She completed her graduate studies, MSc and PhD in Computer Science, at Newcastle University and the University of Leeds, respectively. During her graduate career, she explored the use of a tangible user interface for manipulating visualisations and their impact on the efficacy of biologists. Her interest in accessibility and caregiving was sparked due to personal experience prior to joining MIT, working with persons with epilepsy and with children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Basmah is a Lecturer at Prince Sultan University in Riyadh. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s degree in software engineering. Her recent work around Human-Computer Interaction was driven by her passion towards personality and behavior analysis of body language cues. She is highly interested in practicing life-coaching and mentoring.
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