Rector of the Saudi Electronic University

Rector of the Saudi Electronic University

Rector of the Saudi Electronic University

Dr. Lilac Ahmad Alsafadi

Rector of the Saudi Electronic University
  • Saudi Electronic University
Academic Qualification
  • PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wollongong, Australia - 2002
  • Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wollongongin, Australia - 1998.
Experience
  • Professor, Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, specialized in data science and artificial intelligence.
  • Vice President of National Technology at Microsoft.
  • More than 15 years of academic leadership experience and quality and accreditation consultancy.
  • Consultant on leading initiatives in the national transformation and the Kingdom's 2030 vision in several ministries, authorities and semi-governmental companies.
  • Executive Director of the Technology Incubator of the Riyadh Valley Company at King Saud University, responsible for promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and transferring knowledge to technology-based profit institutions and as a member of its Board of Directors - 2010.
  • General supervisor at the Center for Entrepreneurship in the departments of science and medical studies at King Saud University - 2008 AD.
Membership of Committees and scientific Organizations
  • Member of the World Intellectual Center of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Member of several advisory boards for emerging technology-based companies, small and medium-sized enterprise development committees, and the digital economy committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh and Jeddah.
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Technology Incubator of the Riyadh Valley Company at King Saud University.
Scientific Publishing
  • More than 50 scientific papers and participating in international conferences.
Awards and Privileges
  • The first Saudi woman to obtain a doctorate in computer science.
  • Several awards in academic leadership and teaching.