The HCI Lab develops technology solutions to address community-driven problems with a focus on socio-economic impact. The mission of the HCI Lab is to bring together an interdisciplinary set of people to share ideas and collaborate on research related to the interaction between design, people, and technology. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating interactive technologies, our HCI Lab’s faculty, staff, and students have been leading the way in HCI research in KSA since 2010.


  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (Emotiv, Enobio)
  • XR Head-mounted Displays (MagicLeap, HTC, Oculus)

Collaborators & logos for funding

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Team members

  • Eng. Asma Asim Ali, Lab Coordinator Dr. Shiroq Almegren, Affiliate
  • Dr. Kyle Keane, Affiliate
  • Dr. Sharifa Alghowinem, Affiliate Dr. Abeer Alnafjan, Affiliate
  • Dr. Khalid Majrashi, Affiliate
  • Dr. Shada Alsalamah, Affiliate

Lab Manager

Name: Areej Al-Wabil
Contact Number(s): 011 215 8878
Director profile link: Open Scholar

Dr. Areej is an HCI scholar and an Ibn Khaldun Fellow.

Department & Programs

Architectural Engineering

Graduates of the Architectural Engineering program at Alfaisal University are grounded in scientific, mathematical, and technical knowledge through coursework that keeps pace with current relevant technologies.

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Electrical Engineering

Here, at Alfaisal University, we have a world-class EE program that helps prepare you for the international job market, and that makes you able to take part in powering up the world.

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Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. An industrial engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and management.

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Mechanical Engineering

A degree in mechanical engineering at Alfaisal University will give you the knowledge and advanced interdisciplinary skills to work in the design, development and manufacture of products in Saudi Arabia and worldwide.

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Software Engineering

Certainly find software taking care of business. On your computer and in your smartphone, in your dishwasher and in your car, in the bank, supermarket, or mall, on the streets or in your house.

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Master of Engineering & Systems Management (MEM)

This program is not an MBA; it is a technical master's degree focused on engineering, data science and computation.

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