Agenda NASEM | Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Advanced Materials

Majid Al-Ruqeishi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Amal El-Ghazaly, Cornell University, United States

Soft Matter Engineering for Robotics and Wearables
Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon, United States

From Drones to Dentures: How Novel Materials are Increasing the Adoption of 3D Printing Across Every Industry 
Jennifer Milne, Formlabs, United States

Envisioning the Future of Novel Metallic Materials for Extreme Applications in the Energy Sector
Bilal Mansoor, Texas A&M, Qatar

Recent Progress in Rechargeable Batteries for Large-Scale Electricity Storage
Mouad Dahbi, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco


Nady El-Hajj, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar
Ellie Graeden, Talus Analytics, United States

Translational Analytics in Healthcare: Bridging the Divide Between Data and Clinical Care to Improve Patient Outcomes
Angela Winegar, Ascension Data Sciences Institute, United States

Applying Patient and Public Health Data for Pandemic Response and Health Security (from Ellie)
Caitlin Rivers, John Hopkins University, United States

User Generated Health Data: From Algorithms to Implementation and Use 
Mowafa Househ, HBKU, Qatar

Applications of Smart Wearable Devices in Health: Data, Policy, and Security Considerations Mohamed Elshazly, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar

Water, Food, Environment 

Tareq Al-Ansari, HBKU, Qatar
Emily Kumpel, University of Massachusetts, United States

Jordan Water Sector: Current Water Strategies, Recent Developments, and Good Practices on Agricultural Water Use Efficiency 
Maysoon Al-Zoubi, Higher Population Council, Jordan

Reimagining Nitrogen Cycling for Food, Water, and the Environment: Selective Electrochemical Detection and Recovery in Wastewaters 
Will Tarpeh, Stanford University, United States

Blockchain-based Digital Technologies for Environmental and Energy Management
Mohamed Abdallah, HBKU, Qatar

Multi-Scale Systems Analytics for Digitization of Agriculture and Food Systems 
Fengqi You, Cornell University, United States

Emerging Technologies and Society

Mohamed Bakhouya, International University of Rabat, Morocco
April Salas, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, United States

Emerging Technologies for Enabling Smart Mobility: Overview and Use Cases
Fethi Filali, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Qatar

Real-time Road Crash Prediction Through AI-based Driving Behavior Analysis 
Hajar Mousannif, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

Architecting New Opportunities for Energy-Water Nexus Management in the Middle East and North Africa 
Amro Farid, Dartmouth University, United States

Decarbonizing Electric Power amid a Climate Emergency
Ahmed Abdulla, Carnegie Mellon University, United States


Saif Al-Kuwari, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar
Ryan Donaghy, National Risk Management Center, United States

The Physics of Embedded Security: 
Tickling Sensors with Malicious 
Sound Waves, RF, and Lasers
Kevin Fu, University of Michigan, United States

Detecting Phishing Domains Using Certificate Transparency
Mashael Al-Sabah, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), HBKU, Qatar

Using AI and Global Socio-Technical Data to Forecast Cyber Threats 
Ghita Mezzour, International University of Rabat, Morocco

Community Sustainable Resilience: Using Data Analytics to Evaluate Uncertain and Dynamic Linkages with Infrastructure and Environmental Systems
Brian Witten, Raytheon Technologies, United States

Funding Opportunities

Arab-American Fellowships
Daniel Placht, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, United States