Norah Alquwayfili

Decision Support Center

Norah Alquwayfili is a researcher and software engineer at the Decision Support Center (DSC) at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), in collaboration with Boeing. She has an honors BS degree in Information Technology. Alquwayfili’s background is in web applications and technologies, Android application development, modeling and simulation (M&S), and assistive technologies.

Previously, she partially worked on building an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that measures overall air quality as a service (TaaS) in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego. In addition, she worked on developing an algorithm that secures digital images in mobile phones by embedding/recovering an invisible watermark, and it received a patent.

Currently, and as a part of the DSC, Alquwayfili is working on building a web-based decision support engine that works as an advanced simulation, modeling, and data analytics tool to support decision makers in the defense and security sectors. In addition, she is a part of a wargaming project that provides a model environment simulating reality, which helps decision makers conduct experiments to understand historical events, anticipate the future, and explore options and alternative solutions to reduce potential risks.

Alquwayfili’s main interests are in data analysis/mining, web technologies, graphic design, and human–computer interactions related to user experience issues and psychological studies.

List of Publications

  • Alquwayfili, N., & Alassad, A. (2016, September 15). Efficient digital image watermarking for mobile applications by optimising the spread spectrum technique. The Imaging Science Journal, 64(8), 425-440.
  • Al-Quwayfili N.I., Al-Khalifa H.S. (2014) AraMedReader: An Arabic Medicine Identifier Using Barcodes. In: Stephanidis C. (eds) HCI International 2014 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts. HCI 2014. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 435. Springer, Cham
  • N. AlQuwayfili, N. AlRomi, N. AlZakari and H. S. Al-Khalifa, "Towards classifying applications in mobile phone markets: The case of religious apps," 2013 International Conference on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT), Dubai, 2013, pp. 177-180.
  • D. Al-Dowaihi, M. Al-Ajlan, N. Al-Zahrani, N. Al-Quwayfili, N. al-Jwiser and E. Kanjo, "Mbreath: Asthma monitoring system on the go," 2013 International Conference on Computer Medical Applications (ICCMA), Sousse, 2013, pp. 1-4.