Dr. Somaya Ali S. Al-Ma'adeed, received her BSc in Computer Science from Qatar University- Qatar in 1994, she received her MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Alexandria University-Egypt in 1999, and her PhD in Computer Science from Nottingham University in 2004. Following her BSc, she worked in academia (Qatar University), where she did research in the areas of character recognition, writer identification, speech recognition, tendering systems and document management. She has published around 30 papers in the above general areas. Dr. Somaya is now working as an assistant professor in Computer Science and Engineering department at Qatar University.

Research Area:
Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligent, Biometrics, Character Recognition, Writer Identification, Time Management, and Office Automation.