is a Professional Engineer (PEO), Computer Engineering Professor, IEEE member and a certified Data Scientist from University of Guelph. She is the coordinator of IEEE Toronto Section Newsletter, and have more than 15 years of professional experience in software/hardware Engineering, Machine Learning applications, and product development.
Dr. Al-karkhi has obtained BSc. degree in Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Technology in 1997, and M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the same university in 2000. She joined the University of Technology as a lecturer within the Department of Control and Systems Engineering. She holds PhD degree in Computer Engineering from School of Computing, Science and Engineering, University of Salford, UK in 2012, her PhD. research was to design and develop a Non-Intrusive Technique for Asserting User Identity in Smart environment. She designed and developed context-aware system in Internet of Things (IoT) field. Context-aware system that uses current status of users and other entities in the environment to adapt its behavior. It relied on the instantaneous requirements of the users and other objects that interact with them.
Dr. Al-karkhi also worked as an R&D Engineer at the General Systems Company from 1999 to 2004; managing and providing solutions for design and develop instruments such as System Development Kit based on 8951 microcontroller, PID controller, stepper motor control systems and crane control system.
Dr. Al-karkhi did her post doctorate from Toronto Metropolitan University in the area of context aware systems and IoT. She has various academic publications in computer engineering, control systems, machine learning and IoT. Her current research interest is in the area of machine learning, data analytics, user identity assertion and context aware systems within Internet of Things environments and cloud computing.
Dr. Al-karkhi has several technical and scientific peer reviewed papers are on her credit. She has been serving in various IEEE forums and managing IEEE Toronto section newsletter responsibilities from last two years.