Local Speakers

Dr. Dena Al-Thani

Dr. Dena Al-Thani is currently an assistant professor and the director of interdisciplinary Programs at the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad bin Khalifa University. Dr. Dena's research areas of interest are inclusive design, accessibility, human-centered AI, and eHealth design. In 2016, Dr. Dena Al Thani was awarded her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London; her thesis is specialized in Human-Computer Interaction and inclusive design. Dr. Al-Thani is now actively publishing papers in high-ranked journals and international conferences and book chapters. Dr. Dena is keen to see the impact of her research on assistive technology research in Qatar and the world. She is a part-time consultant for Research and Innovation in Mada Assistive Technology Centre, where she works with the innovation team. Dr. Al-Thani actively participates as a keynote speaker and a panelist in key world forums, including the annual meeting of the UN council working group on internet policy issues, the UN Human Rights Social Forum, the Gulf Region Education and Assistive Technology Conference, the World Health Innovation Summit and the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Conference of the States Parties.