Dr. Eshaa M. Alkhalifa

eshaa@ieee.org

ealkhalifa@uob.edu.bh

Total Years in Government Service: 17 yrs

 

Awards and Accomplishments:

 

In 2017:

A service provided by the company was accepted for sponsorship by WebSummit as part of their Alpha Startup Program which means that the total cost for a team of three is reduced by Euro 7650 to a very low registration fee.  Web Summit is a very large conference that is attended by the big players in the technology field like Google, Facebook, IBM, HP, Snap, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.  Being able to present, in the introductory track of such a large conference will be a true honor.

 

In 2016:

I submitted an official patent application officially to the US Patent Office describing an original technological invention via a Specialized Patent Attorney in the US capital.

 

Short abstract about the invention;

The invention is a mathematical method that has never existed before that is able to formulate an ‘order’ or a ‘ranking’ that is unique in that it builds on the inherent characteristics of each ranked ‘item’.  Items can be anything from websites, to shops, to products.  The innovation in the method has entailed several additional side-effects including additional processes that complement or add-to the original invention.

 

Establishment of a Company named SayG:

The name means Truth, it also has other meanings but the essence is that it aspires to serve the world. 

The company as of today has a team of four people plus a part-time accountant.

 

In 2015:

Book added to Scopus:

Alkhalifa, E. M. Qaid, K, (2012) Cognitively Informed Intelligent Interfaces: Systems Design and Development, Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.

 

In 2012

      She altered the track of the e-learning center at the University of Bahrain from re-active to pro-active causing it to receive TATWEEJ award in Dubai, UAE.

In 2011

      She was added to the list of International Educators working with Harvard Business Publishing for Educators with open access to Harvard based webinars and educational resources.

 

In 2010

      She was added to the committee of external advisors to the STELLAR project that advises grant distribution within European Countries.

 

In 2009

a.       Formed the first Women in Engineering group in Bahrain, and became a member of the committee of Gulf Women Engineers who took the responsibility of several functions at the IEEE GCC conference in Kuwait.

b.       Started implementing the approach published in the 2008 Transactions paper in instruction, and was offered the post of Dean of Information Technology at the Royal University for Women.

 

In 2008

a.       Elevated to Senior member status by IEEE, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers based upon at least 5 years significant achievement in the field of computer sc.

b.       Biography appears as a distinguished educator in Marquis Who's who in the World (Silver Edition 25th Anniversary).

c.        Established a new approach to presenting information to University students based upon the paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Education (refer below to no. 6 and was granted written support from the Supreme Council for Women to implement this new approach.

 

In 2007

a.     International Educator of the Year Award 11th July, 2007 for the significant contribution of Cognitively Informed Systems, by The International Biographical Center of Cambridge England.

 

b.     Biography appears as a distinguished educator in Marquis Who's who in the World.

 

In  2006

a.       Science Day Award given by HRH Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Alkhalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain for outstanding educational achievement, for the PhD degree level.

b.       Brought the original SAT exams to the campus of the University of Bahrain and supervised the administration of the test

c.        Obtained a unique TOEFL identification number for the University of Bahrain to receive direct grade transfers from the USA when students take the test at any testing center in the world.

d.       Designed the strategy plan for the Deanship of Admissions and Registration and presented it to the University Council.

 

In  2005

Examined a Masters student studying at the Information System Department, Massey University, New Zealand.

 

 

In  2003

Was appointed by her highness Shaikha Sabika bint Ebrahim as a member on a special purpose Committee of Research and Studies in the Women’s Supreme Council –Kingdom of Bahrain under the chairmanship of Dr. Fatma Albalooshi.

 

In 1991

Science Day award given by HRH Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Alkhalifa, the Amir of Bahrain for outstanding educational achievement, for the Masters degree level.

 

In  1990

Science Day award given by HRH Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Alkhalifa, the Amir of Bahrain for outstanding educational achievement, for the BSc degree level.

 

Academic Qualifications:

 

§  Currently awaiting approval on an Academic Promotion Application

 

§  Passed the PhD viva on 2nd August  2004.

 

§  May 2004 – Oct 1999  ----  Ph. D. student status

The University of Edinburgh

Department of Artificial Intelligence, (now part of the School of Informatics)

 

§  Oct 1998 – Oct 1999  ----  Post Grad student status

The University of Edinburgh

Department of Artificial Intelligence, (now part of the School of Informatics)

 

§  Jan 1989 – May 1990  ----  M.S.  in Artificial Intelligence

George Washington University, Washington DC.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

G.P.A. 4.0/4.0

Superior grade in their (then 8hr) comprehensive exams.

 

§  Sept 1983 – Dec 1988 ----  B.Sc. in Computer Science

University of Bahrain (UOB)

College of Engineering,

G.P.A. 3.88/4.0

 

 

 

Employment History:

§  As of 1st August 2009- Dean of College of Information Technology

Royal University for Women.

 

§  September 2005–2006 Director of Information, Data Analysis & Statistics

Deanship of Admissions and Registration,

University of Bahrain

 

§   Jan 2005-2008 Assistant Professor

     The University of Bahrain

           Department of Computer Science, College of Information Technology    

 

§  Jan 2005 – Dec 2001 ---- Graduate Assistant

           The University of Bahrain

           Department of Computer Science, College of Information Technology    

           (New College formed)

 

§  Dec 2001 – Oct 1999  ----  Graduate Assistant

            The University of Bahrain

            Department of Computer Science, College of Science

 

§  September 1990 – August 1994  ----  Lecturer

The University of Bahrain

Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

 

 

 

Session Chairing, other activities:

 

 Chairing sessions at conferences including; ICALT (2005-Now); ICONIP (2002)

 

Committee of Research and Studies in the Women’s Supreme Council –Kingdom of Bahrain – as appointed by her highness Shaikha Sabika bint Ebrahim Alkhalifa as per decision number 4 for the year 2003 with a membership period of one year, from Nov 24th, 2003.

 

Chairing the Editorial Board of the AIRM series edition entitled E-Strategies for Resource Management Systems: Planning and Implementation with an advisory board that contain several well known individuals in the field.

 

Chairing a committee that will supervise the authorship of an encyclopedia in Informing Science (the committee will be formed officially following the initial meeting mid June in the USA)

 

Received an invitation to join the editorial board of a new IET journal based upon a recommendation by Prof. Andrew Muller IET.

 

 

Society memberships:

 

1.       IEEE Computer Society

2.       IEEE Women In Engineering Society (chairman of Bahrain’s Affiliate Group)

3.       IEEE Standards Society

4.       AIED – Artificial Intelligence in Education Society

5.       IADIS - International Association for the development of the information society.

6.       Human Resource Development Consulting Group,(HRD200)  LLC (my specializations are education, training and strategy)

 

C ommittee Membership:

1. Program Committee member of the International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT, IEEE), PC member from (2004-Now)

 

2. Program Committee member of the Cognitive Science Conference (CogSci), Cognitive Science Society,  PC member from (2004-Now)

 

3. Program Committee member of the Informing Science + IT education joined conference (INSITE), Informing Science Society, PC member from (2005-Now)

 

4. Program Committee member of the International Conference of e-learning, IADIS, PC committee member from (2005-Now)

 

5. Program Committee member of the International Conference on Web Communities, IADIS, PC committee member from (2005-Now)

 

 

Reviewing For:

Conferences: 

1.  ICALT, IEEE.

2.  CogSci, The Cognitive Science Society Conference.

3.  InSite, Informing Science Conference.

4.  e-learning, Web Communities, IADIS group.

 

Journals:

 

1.       IEEE Transactions on Education

 

2.       Educational Technology & Society, IFETS, IEEE

 

3.       Scientific Journals International

 

4.       The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (Dec 2003)

 

 

Publications:

 

http://www.jenoa.org/owner/Publications.html

 

Books and Edited Books:

Alkhalifa, E. M. Qaid, K, (2012) Cognitively Informed Intelligent Interfaces: Systems Design and Development, Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.

Alkhalifa, E. M. (2010), E-Strategies for Resource Management Systems: Planning and Implementation. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.

Alkhalifa, E. M. (2006), Cognitively Informed Systems: Utilizing Practical Approaches to Enrich Information Presentation & Transfer, Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.

Alkhalifa, E. M. (2004), Using Novel Semantic and Informational Manipulations of Rules to Extend an Interpretive Approach to Conditional Reasoning, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Refereed Journal papers & Book Chapters:

 

 

1.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2012). A Methodology to Validate Educational Experiment Results in a Real Classroom Using ILOs,  International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD) vol. 5(3).

 

2.     Gaid, K. and Alkhalifa, E.M. (2012).  Dynamic Generation of Adaptive Tutoring,  Cognitively Informed Intelligent Interfaces: Systems Design and Development.

 

3.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (In Press), Empirical Comparison of the Educational Impact of Hyperlinks to Multimedia Systems with respect to Student Choice and Learning Style, International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, Idea Group Inc.

 

4.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2009). Exhibiting the Effects of the Episodic Buffer on Learning with Serial and Parallel Presentations of Materials, Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, vol 12, pp 57-71.  http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol12/ISJv12p057-071Alkhalifa228.pdf

 

5.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2009). Open Student Models: Mirror Modeler, The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Teaching, Technologies, and Applications (2nd Edition), P. L. Rogers, G. A. Berg, J. V. Boettecher; C. Howard; L. Justice; K. D. Schenk (Eds), Idea Group Inc.

 

6.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2009), Multimedia Evaluations Based on Cognitive Science Findings, In S. Mahbubur Rahman (Ed.), Multimedia Technologies:Concepts, Methodologies,Tools, and Applications Idea Group Inc.

 

7.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2008), The Effects of Sequential Programming Instruction on Gender Differences in an IT Course, IEEE Transactions on Education.

 

8.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2008), The Effects of Using a Bulletin Board on Gender differences in Program Coding, American Association for Computers in Education Journal, AACEJ.

 

9.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (In Press), Multimedia Evaluations Based on Cognitive Science Findings, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology 2nd Edition,, Idea Group Inc.

 

10.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2006), A Learner's Cognitive Levels of Thought, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2006.

 

11.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2006), Cognitively Informed Systems; Justifications and Foundations in E.M. Alkhalifa (Ed) Cognitively Informed Systems: Utilizing Practical Approaches to Enrich Information Presentation & Transfer, Idea Group Inc.

 

12.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2005), Cognitively Informed Multimedia Interface Design, The Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, Idea Group Inc.

 

13.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2005), Open Student Models: Mirror Modeler, The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Teaching, Technologies, and Applications, Idea Group Inc.

 

14.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2005), Effects of the Cognitive Level of Thought on Learning Complex Material, Educational Technology & Society, IFETS, IEEE, vol. 8(2), pp. 40-53.

 

15.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2005), Multimedia Evaluations Based on Cognitive Science Findings, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol. I-III, Idea Group Inc., vol.4, pp.2058-2062.

 

16.  Alkhalifa, E. M. & Al Balooshi, F., (2003), A 3-Dimensional framework for Evaluating Multimedia Educational Software, Virtual Education: Cases in Learning and Teaching Technologies, Fawzi Al Balooshi (Ed), Idea Group Publishing.

 

17.  Al Balooshi, F. & Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), Multi-Modality as a Cognitive Tool, IFETS Special Issue: Innovations in Learning Technology, IEEE. Online copy at http://ifets.ieee.org/periodical/vol_4_2002/albalooshi.pdf

 

18.  Alkhalifa, E. M. & Pain, H. (2000), Learning at the Mental Gym: How to Get Mentally Fit for the task you have at hand, Special Issue on Intelligent Systems/Tools in Training and Lifelong Learning, Journal of Interactive Learning Research AACE, v. 11, no.3/4.

 

 

Refereed Conference papers:

1.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2015). Investigating Bias in The Page Ranking Approach, ICTRC, (In Press).

2.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2008). Exhibiting the Effects of the Episodic Buffer on Learning with Serial and Parallel Presentations of Materials, Proceedings of the Informing Science + Information Technology Education (InSite 2009), to appear, Mason, Georgia, USA.

3.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2008). Investigating Limited Perception Effects from a Cognitive Science Perspective, Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2008, Washington, D.C.

 

4.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2008). Towards Demonstrating Limited Cognitive Bandwidth, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008, Santander, Spain.

 

5.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2006), Effects of Learner misconceptions on learning, CELDA Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, IADIS, Barcelona, Spain.

 

6.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2005), The Effects of the structure of digits on the learning of bilingual, CELDA Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, IADIS, Porto, Portugal.

 

7.     Alkhalifa, E. M. (2005), Investigating the Interaction between Learner Cognitive Styles and Two Multi-Media Teaching Styles, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2005, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

 

8.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2004), Gender Differences in Learning Through Online Collaboration in a Reserved Society, Proceedings of the 2004 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, IRMA 2004, pp.868-870, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

9.     Alkhalifa, E.M. (2004), The effects of live Problem Solving in an Internet Based Mathematics Tutorial System, Proceedings of the 2004 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, IRMA 2004, pp. 871-874, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

10.  Alkhalifa, E.M. (2003), Towards a Model for the Selection Task: A Tensor Based Architecture, 10th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP’03, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

11.  Alkhalifa, E.M. (2003), Towards a Model for the Selection Task: A Tensor Based Architecture, 10th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP’03, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

12.  Alkhalifa, E. M. & AlDallal, L. (2002), Mirror Modeler: A Web Based Interactive Mathematics Modeling System, International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2002.NZ,Auckland, New Zealand. Online copy at http://www.computer.org/proceedings/icce/1509/15090102.pdf

 

13.  Ahmed, J. & Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), Efficient Single Layer Handwritten Digit Recognition Through An Optimizing Algorithm, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP'02, Singapore.

 

14.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), A Tensor-Competition Based Architecture: To Capture the Infleunce of Word Sense, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP'02, Singapore.

 

15.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), The “Meaning” of Structure in Digits, 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP'02, Singapore.

 

16.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), The Effects of Meaning in a White/Black Setting on Reasoning, The 6th Australasian Cognitive Science Society, OzCogSci '02, Fremantle, Western Australia.

 

17.  AlDallal, L. & Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), Web Based Interactive Mathematics Modeling System, The 6th Australasian Cognitive Science Society, OzCogSci '02, Fremantle, Western Australia.

 

18.  AlBalooshi, F. & Alkhalifa, E. M. (2002), Evaluating Multi-Media Educational Software: The DAST Experience, Proceedings of the 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, IRMA 2002, pp. 20-23, Seattle, Washington.

 

19.  Alkhalifa, E. M. & AlBalooshi, F. (2002), A Web Based Model of an Adaptable Multi-Media Intelligent Tutoring System, Proceedings of the 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, IRMA 2002, pp.24-27, Seattle, Washington.

 

20.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2001), Directional Thought Effect in the Selection task, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, ICCS 2001, pp. 171-176, Beijing, China.

 

21.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2001), Egoistic Reasoning 'In Time' in the Selection Task, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, ICCS 2001, pp. 109-113, Beijing, China.

 

22.  Al Balooshi, F. & Alkhalifa, E. M. (2001), Multi-Modality as a Cognitive Tool: Towards a Multi-Modal ITS, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001, pp. 231-234, Madison, USA.

 

23.  Alkhalifa, E. M. (2001), Why Re-Invent the wheel? Insights from Cognitive Research on Continued Education in Logic, Millennium Dawn in Training and Continued Education,MDTCE-2001, v.1, pp. 139-146, Manama, Bahrain.

 

 

She Follows the theories of Cognitivism  in learning to which she has contributed through publications.

 

It is by far, the most effective approach to teaching and learning because it places students at the top of the pyramid and adjusts other factors to suit the common goal of increasing the effectiveness of the learning process.