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Bio: 
Haikel S. Alhichri received the B.Sc. (High Hons) and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He then received his Ph.D. degree in Systems’ Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has received many awards and scholarships in recognition of his high academic achievements. Dr. Hichri has more than ten (10) years of academic and industrial experience in the computer science field in Canada, United Arab Emirates, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has worked briefly in a research capacity for Hypercore systems now bought by Sierra systems, Saskatoon, Canada, (www.sierrasystems.com), and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc, Waterloo, Canada (www.intellimec.com/). From 2003 to 2007, he has joined The American University in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as an Assistant Professor of Information Technology. From 2007 to 2010, he has worked with Sharesoft Solutions FZ LLC in Dubai, UAE as a product manager and business development director. He has also been a consultant for about four years; to VRP web technologies Inc., Canada (division of Rotoflex International, www.rotoflex.com). Since March 2010, he has joined the college of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, KSA, as an assistant professor of Computer Engineering and a research member of the Advanced Lab for Intelligent Systems Research (ALISR.SA). He has also served as a scientific advisor to the innovation center at KSU (innovation.ksu.edu.sa) from 2010 to 2013. His research interests are in remote sensing, pattern recognition, and machine intelligence. Dr. Hichri is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). (email: hhichri@ksu.edu.sa, haikel@alisr.com)

Dr. Haikel Hichri, Assistant Professor
 
      
Work:                  Department of Computer Engineering, College of Information and Computer Sciences (CCIS),
                              King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
                              Advanced Lab for Intelligent Systems research (ALISR.ksu.edu.sa), CCIS, King Saud University
Tel/mob:            +966.11.4696294
Fax:                      +966.11.4696296
E-mail:                hhichri@ksu.edu.sa 
Web page:          http://fac.ksu.edu.sa/hhichri |  alhichri.maclab.org 
Languages:        English, Arabic, French
 
               Education:         
                              PhD in Systems’ Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,           October 2002.
                              M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada,              October 1997.
                              B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada,               October 1995.

Research Interests:        
                              Intelligence systems,  remote sensing, pattern recognition, image processing.
 
Professional Experience:
 
2010-present: Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
2010-2012:  Consultant in the rectorate of graduate studies and scientific research, King Saud University, Mar 2010 to Jun-2012.
2007-2010: Product Manager & Business Development Director, Arab Canadian Technologies (Arcantek.com)., Dubai (Riyadh, Toronto), United Arab Emirates.
2007-2008: Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and IT, Alain University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates.
2003-2007:  Assistant Professor, Department of IT, The American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2002-2003: Research & development, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems (http://www.intellimec.com/), Canada.
1999-2002: Research & development,  VRP web technologies Inc. (division of Rotoflex International, www.rotoflex.com), Kitchener, Canada.
 
               Awards and Honours:
 

  1. Double Gold medal in the British Invention Show 2011
  2. Silver medal in the International Malaysia Technology and Innovation Expo 2011
  3. Twice recipient of the university of Waterloo Graduate Student Scholarship valued at 1,000, 1999‑00 and 2000‑01
  4. University of Waterloo Special International Graduate Student Scholarship valued at 2,000, 1997‑98
  5. University of Waterloo International Graduate Student Scholarship valued at 13,500, 1997‑98
  6. University of Saskatchewan Graduate Scholarship valued at 1,000/month, 1995‑97
  7. Information Systems Management Corporation Scholarship valued at 2,430, 1994‑95
  8. The University of Saskatchewan Honors Scholarship in the value of 1,000, 1994‑95
  9. Dr. Singararn Naidoo Bursary for International students, valued at 800, 1994‑95
  10. The Victor and Letha Colleaux Bursary, valued at 1,000, 1994‑95
  11. Named to the Dean's Honor List for the two years in a row. The Dean's Honor List recognizes those students who rank in the top %5 of students pursuing degrees in the college of Arts and Science, 1992‑94

 
Professional development activities
 

  1. Member of the quality committee of the computer engineering department.
  2. Consultant in the rectorate of graduate studies and scientific research, King Saud University, Mar 2010 to Jun-2012
  3. Developed the web and application design concentration of the IT curriculum at the American University in Dubai, 2004-05 academic year.
  4. Organized the seminar series for the IT department at AUD for the academic year 2004-05.
  5. Served as session chair at the 2nd annual conference on Innovations in Information Technology, Dubai Sep. 26-28 2005.
  6. Served as technical reviewer for the ICICKM conference in Dubai, Nov 2005
  7. Served in the evaluation panel for the 1st IEEE UAE Student Day at the American University of Sharjah, 4 May 2006.
  8. Chaired the IT website committee at the American University in Dubai for the academic year 2006-07.

 
              
Professional memberships
 
• Member in the institute of electrical and electronics engineers (IEEE).
• Member of the Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society: GRSS.
• Secretary of the GRSS Saudi Arabia chapter.
 
 
Publications
 
Book chapter
 

  1. H. Alhichri and M. Kamel., Multi resolution image registration using multi class Hausdorff fraction.  , The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science on Integrated Image and Graphics Technologies, , 762, , pages 393-405., Mar-04, Springer Netherlands,  Volume 762,  2004.

 
Journals

  1. H. Hichri,  Y. Bazi,  N. Alajlan,  N. Ammour,  and S. Malek, , Clustering of Hypersectral images with an ensemble method based on fuzzy c-means and Markov random fields, Arab Journal of Science and Engineering, , In press.
  2. Bazi,  Y.; Alajlan,  N.; Melgani,  F.; AlHichri,  H.; Malek,  S.; Yager,  R.R., Differential Evolution Extreme Learning Machine for the Classification of Hyperspectral Images,  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters , PP, 99, 1, 5, November 1,  2013,
  3. AlHichri,  H.,  Bazi,  Y.,  Alajlan,  N.,  Melgani,  F.,  Malek,  S. and Yager, A novel fusion approach based on induced ordered weighted averaging operators for chemometric data analysis, Journal of Chemometrics, , , , October 1,  2013,
  4. Alajlan,  N.; Bazi,  Y.; AlHichri,  H; Melgani,  F.; Yager,  R.R., , Using OWA Fusion Operators for the Classification of Hyperspectral Images, Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing,  IEEE Journal of ,  , 6, 2, pp.602, 614, , April 1,  2013,
  5. Hichri,  H.; Bazi,  Y.; Alajlan,  N.; Malek,  S., Interactive Segmentation for Change Detection in Multispectral Remote-Sensing Images,  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters , 10, 2, pp.298, 302, , March 1,  2013,
  6. MD. S. Islam,  N. Alajlan,  Y. Bazi,  and H. Hicrhi, HBS: A novel biometric feature based on heart beat morphology, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, , , , May 1,  2012,
  7. Noureddine Abbadeni,  Haikel S. Alhichri,  and Alaa B. Elmasry, Tackling The Problem Of Invariant ?Texture Retrieval Using Multiple Strategies, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG), 11, 1, 43-64, January 1,  2011, World Scientific
  8. H. Salem AlHichri and M. Kamel., Automatic 2D image registration using virtual circles.,  International Journal of Image and Graphics,  , 4, 2, pages 281-299., April 1,  2004,
  9. H. AlHichri and M. Kamel, Virtual circles: a new set of features for fast image registration., Pattern Recognition,  , 24, , pages 1181-1190, September 1,  2002,
  10. H. Alhichri and M. Kamel., Multi resolution image registration using multi class Hausdorff fraction. , Pattern Recognition,  , 23, 1-3, pages 279 286., January 1,  2002,

 
Conference proceedings
 

  1. Yacoub Bazi,  Haikel Hichri; Naif Alajlan,  Nassim Ammour,  , Premature Ventricular Contraction Arrhythmia Detection and Classification with Gaussian Process and S Transform, Fifth International Conference on Computational Intelligence,  Communication Systems,  and Networks CICSYN '13. , Madrid,  Spain,  5-7 June 2013, Jun-13
  2. Bazi,  Yakoub; Alajlan,  Naif; AlHichri,  Haikel; Malek,  Salim,  , Domain adaptation methods for ECG classification, International Conference on Computer Medical Applications (ICCMA),  , Sousse,  Tunisia,  20-22 Jan. 2013, Jan-13
  3. H. Hichri,  Y. Bazi,  N. Alajlan,  and S. M. ahmad, , Interactive change detection techniques in multitemporal multispectral remote sensing images,  , proc. of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGASS, Munich,  Germany,  July 2012. , Jul-12
  4. N. Alajlan,  Y. Bazi,  H. Hichri,  and E. Othman, , Robust classification of hyperspectral images based on the combination of supervised and unsupervised learning paradigm,  , Proc. of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS,  , Munich,  Germany,  July 2012., Jul-12
  5. N. Alajlan,  N. Ammour,  Y. Bazi,  and H. Hichri,  , A cluster ensemble method for robust unsupervised classification of VHR remote sensing images,  , Proc. of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS,  , Vancouver,  Canada,  June 2011., Jun-11
  6. Abbadeni,  N.; Alhichri,  H., Low-level invariant image retrieval based on results fusion, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, , Hannover,  Germany,  June 23-26 2008, Jun-08
  7. Haikel Salem Alhichri,  Ahmed Jadallah, UAE 4D Business Directory, 4th IEEEGCC conference,  Manama,  Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama,  Kingdom of Bahrain,  11-14 November 2007, Nov-07
  8. Haikel Salem Alhichri,  Basma Marhoon,  Mohamed Alrubay,  and Sharifistani Amirhussein,  , SMS-based payment method for Ecommerce, In the 3rd IEEEGCC conference,  , Manama,  Kingdom of Bahrain,  19-22 March 2006, Mar-06
  9. Haikel Salem Alhichri,  Basma Marhoon,  Mohamed Alrubay,  and Sharifistani Amirhussein,  , A payment System for E-commerce based Mobile phones and SMS, 4th WSEAS International Conference on E-activities,  , Miami,  Florida,  Nov 20-22 2005, Nov-05
  10. H. Salem Alhichri and M. A. AlDoori,  , Expert System for Classical Arabic Poetry (ESCAP), In the 2nd IEEE-GCC conference,  Advancing Technology in the GCC: Challenges,  and Solutions,  , Manama,  Bahrain,  23-25 November 2004., Nov-04
  11. Alhichri,  H.S.,  Kamel,  M., Image registration using collinear virtual circles, International Conference on Image Processing,  ICIP-2003, Barcelona; Spain, Sep-03
  12. Haikel Salem AlHichri and Mohamed Kamel., Image Registration using Virtual Circles and edge direction. , In the 16th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR),  , , Aug-02
  13. H. AlHichri and M. Kamel., Image registration using virtual circles. , Second Graduate Student Research Conference,  , , Apr-02
  14. Haikel Salem AlHichri and Mohamed Kamel., Image Registration using Hausdorff fraction and Virtual Circles. , In the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP),  , Vol.II,  pages 367-370,  October 7-10,  2001,  Thessaloniki,  Greece., Oct-01