Dr. Shiroq Al-Megren

Assistant Professor
Information Technology
King Saud University

Fellowship Dates: 

15 February 2019 to 15 February 2020

MIT Department/Faculty Supervisor(s): 

Mechanical Engineering/Prof Maria Yang

MIT Fellowship Research Abstract: 

You can find more information about Shiroq's research at MIT here

IBK Webinar: Dr. Shiroq Al-Megren "Understanding and Designing for/with the Overlooked"

During her time at MIT worked on ways to use technology to meet people's needs:

  • For my caregivers project, I am currently scheduling interviews with family caregivers and social workers to map the caregiving journey and identify "pain points" that can potentially be augmented by technology. 
  • I am pursuing the Kaufman Teaching Certificate with MIT's Teaching+Learning Lab.
  • Over the summer, I will also be working on my other project, Bitmoji and Identity, with an undergraduate student registered with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).