Dr. Haikel Hichri Biography

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)