Research Interests

​My research interests involve the application of machine learning and data mining algorithms for functional annotation of various biological entities including the prediction of proteins’ functions and human disease-causative genetic variation.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

​Ph.D, Computer Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2012-present)

M.Sc., Computer Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2012)

B.Sc., Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman (2010)

Professional Profile

​January 2015 – March 2015:  Visiting student researcher, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Team, Hinxton, UK

June 2011-July 2011: Visiting student researcher, Technical University of Munich, Munich

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​International Society for Computational Biology


  • KAUST Ph.D Fellowship (2012)
  • KAUST Provost Award (2010)
  • KAUST M.Sc Fellowship (2010)
  • Top Graduate student of College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University (2010)
  • KAUST Discovery Scholarship (2008)