I am an assistant professor at King Saud University in the department of computer science since fall 2011. My research interests are Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, recommender systems and complex networks. Before coming to King Saud University, I spent two years as a researcher in the Humanistic system Lab in the University of Tsukuba in Japan. My research focused on improving the system I developed  during my PhD studies for drawing human faces using verbal desctiptions  and developing a new system for modeling 3D facial expressions based on subjective descriptions of the users. I graduated in March 2009 with a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. My PhD research was in the field of Computational intelligence and intelligent interactive systems. I have developed an interactive face drawing system allowing users to draw faces using verbal descriptions. I proposed an efficient approach for online learning of Gaussian fuzzy sets based on the maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) for Gaussian mixture. This work has been reported in two peer-reviewed academic journals and two international conferences. During my master studies,  I proposed a load balancing strategy for an open and organized multi-agent system where agents are distributed and are able to enter and leave the system, causing an unpredictable load. I received the Monbukagakusho scholarship (2004-2008) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan to pursue my PhD studies.
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