Conference Committee

ArabWIC Conference Leadership Committee

Conference Chair and Founder: 
Sana Odeh, Chair and founder of ArabWIC, Clinical Professor Of Computer Science,
and Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, New York
  • Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui, ArabWIC Co-Chair, Research Scientist, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Dr Wassim El Hajj, Associate Professor and Chair of the Computer Science department, AUB, Lebanon
  • Asmahan Zein,  General Manager, InfoFort
  • Rana Chmaitelly, General Manager The Little Engineer, Republic of Lebanon
  • Susan Malaika, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM, USA
  • Mona Itani, Managing founder of Riyada and Lecturer at the American University of Beirut
  • Dr. Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist, Liberty Global, Netherlands
  • Racha Ghamlouch, Program Development, Arabnet, Lebanon
  • Abdallah Absi, CEO at GivingLoop / Zoomaal
  • Kamel Al-Asmar, Founder of Nakhweh and Head of communications and community engagement at Wamda
  • Stephanie Nour Prince, Ecosystem Relations Manager at Wamda
  • Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East at Internet Society
  • Marianne Bitar Karam, MENA Regional Lead & Lebanon Country Director at DOT Lebanon
  • Nour Alkhalil, Service Deliver Manager at Bayt.com, VP of Technology at ArabWIC
  • Hanan Mohammed, Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Nisreen Deeb, Business Analyst-Senior Software Developer
  • Nada Mais, Full-time Instructor at Lebanese International University
  • Soumow Atitallah, Program/Product Manager, Microsoft, USA
  • Salim Abid, Google Developer Ecosystem Regional Lead: MENA - Middle East and North Africa
  • Wafa Waheeda, Graduate Student and Research Associate at Qatar University
Research Track Co-Chairs:
Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui, ArabWIC Co-Chair, Research Scientist, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York.
Dr. Dalila Chiadmi, Full Professor at the Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Med V University Rabat, Morocco
  • Dr Wassim EL Hajj, Associate Professor and Chair of the Computer Science department, AUB, Lebanon
  • Dr Fatma Mili, Professor at Purdue University
  • Dr Taghrid Samak, Data Expert, Google, USA
  • Dr Ebtisam Abdulqader,Lecturer at Information Technology Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Norah Abu Khodair, Fulbright scholar and a PhD candidate at the University of Washington Information School, Greater Seattle Area
  • Dr Shaimaa Lazem, Visiting Researcher in NewCastle
  • Dr Lama Moussawi, Associate Professor in Operations Management in the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut
  • Dr Manar Abu Talib, Assistant Professor, University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr Areej Al-Wabil, Principal Investigator, Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at KACST and MIT
    King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Dalila Chiadmi, Full Professor, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs & Med V University Rabat, Morocco
  • Dr Eman Ali Fituri, Director of Educational Initiatives, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  • Dr Fatima Abu Salem, Associate Professor, DPhil Oxon Computer Science Department American University of Beirut
  • Dr Yasmin AlNoamany, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr Marianne Azer, Assistant Professor, Nile University, Egypt
  • Dr Mona Nasr, Associate Professor at Information Systems Department, Faculty of Computers and Information, Helwan University, Egypt
  • Dr Reham Mostafa, Associate Professor at Mansoura University
  • Dr Amal Lahouel, Ariana Governorate, Tunisia - University Teacher & Innovation Manager at Ecole Polytechnique Sousse
  • Dr Anasse Bari, Full time faculty member of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York Univeristy
  • Dr Nizar Habash, Associate Professor of Computer Science at New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Dr Bouqata Bouchra, Lead Research Scientist at GE Global Research Center
  • Dr Alice Bonhommebiais, Software engineer at Google
  • Dr Houda Bouamor, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Dr Sherin Abdelhamid, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Dr Valerie Barr, Professor in the Computer Science Department at Union College
  • Ashwaq Almasri, PhD Candidate at UMBC
  • Dr Gulustan Dogan, Assistant Professor at Yildiz Technical University
  • Dr Ouafa Benterki, CEO MTY Intelligent Software - Entrepreneur Taghrid Samak, Senior Data Analyst, Google, USA
  • Dr Sahar Idwan, Associate professor, American university of ras al khamiah
  • Dr. Zainab F. AlMeraj, Assistant Professor, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Lamia Yousef, Azure Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Dr. Laila Benhlima, associate professor, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs, Mohammed V university of Rabat, Morocco
  • Dr. Nariman Ammar, Assistant Professor in the Department Of Computer Science, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • Dr. Mona Demaidi, Assistant professor, Computer Engineering Department, An-najah National University,  Palestine
  • Dr. Yousra Odeh, Assistant Professor, Software Engineering Department, Applied Science University, Jordan
  • Christina Popper, Assistant Professor of Computer Science New York University Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Campus Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Technology and Application Co-Chairs:
Dr Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist, Liberty Global, Netherlands
Susan Malaika, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM, USA
  • Nour Alkhalil, Service Delivery Manager at Bayt.com, VP of Technology at ArabWIC
  • Rosario Robinson, International Community Development through Innovative Technology Solutions
  • Sonia Sonia Weymuller, Founding Partner, VentureSouq
  • Salim Abid, Google Developer Ecosystem Regional Lead: MENA - Middle East and North Africa
  • Asmahan Zein, General Manager, InfoFort
  • Rana Chmaitelly, General Manager The Little Engineer, Republic of Lebanon
  • Mona Itani, Mentor, consultant, social entrepreneur, Freelancer American University of Beirut (AUB)
  • Abdallah Absi, CEO at GivingLoop / Zoomaal
  • Kamel Al-Asmar, Founder of Nakhweh
  • Racha Ghamlouch, Program Development, Arabnet, Lebanon
  • Stephanie Nour Prince, Ecosystem Relations Manager at Wamda
  • Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East at Internet Society
  • Nada Mais, Full-time Instructor at Lebanese International University
  • Nisreen Deeb, Business Analyst-Senior Software Developer
  • Mai Temraz, Graduate Assistant at CSUSB
  • Noha Mahmoud, Project Owner at OwlCircle
  • Soumow Atitallah, Program/Product Manager, Microsoft, USA
  • Amira Gamal, Faculty of Computers and informations Cairo University
  • Amira Cheniour, CEO at I.T.Grapes (Seabex), Associate and Co-founder at Hadrum
  • Alaa Shaheen, Software Engineer, Mozilla TechSpeaker
  • Farah Shamma, Public Affairs and Communications Manager
  • Alaa Shibeika, Student at University of Khartoum
  • Ayah Soufan, VP Palestine Chapter, Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Techwomen, Technovation Challenge RA
  • Shatha Jayyousi, Customer Management Solutions Manager at Orange
  • Diane Jordan, Mentor at ArabWIC. Previous: IBM, Harvard Business School
  • Dorra Malouhi, IT Business Support Consultant
  • Sara Mestiri, Software engineer, OCJP certified
  • Houda Chakiri, CEO, Enhanced Technologies
  • Meriem Chehih, Citizenship Lead at Microsoft
  • Meriem GheZali, SOA Specialist at Ooredoo Algeria
  • Razan Qarini, WebTeb An-Najah National University
  • Ghadeer AbuShaban, Organizer at Google Developers Group - Gaza
  • Dareen AlHiyari, System Platform Engineer, dubizzle.com, UAE
  • Aya Mahfouz, ITWORX Helwan University, Cairo
  • Alaa Moosa, Computing Masters Student at Qatar University
  • Wafa Waheeda, Graduate Student and Research Associate at Qatar University
  • Rand Muhtasab, Software Engineer, Hearst TV, USA
  • Rabeb Othmani, Software Engineer, Mix Radio, UK
  • Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds
  • Mohammed Mansour, Business Development Manger, The Planet
  • Munir David Nabti, Accelerator Manager at Elevate Accelerator
  • Sama Kanbour, Digital Leadership Program Trainee, GE
  • Balsam Alkouz, Research Assistant at University of Sharjah
  • Maram Abu Damous, Director of Projects Management Office at Jordan Education Initiative
  • Taher Mestiri, CEO & Co-Founder of HADRUM
  • Dr Lamia Benhiba, Assistant Professor at ENSIAS
  • Lhannaoui Hanane, IT Professional, Rabat Prefecture, Morocco
  • Mouna Lyoubi, National Program Officer at Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation