Dr. Shrooq Alsenan

Research Area
AI and Machine Learning - Healthcare
Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) ; Jameel Clinic
Fellowship date
September 1, 2022
Computer and Information Systems
King Saud University
Regina Barzilay


Dr. Shrooq Alsenan is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.Ss. from King Saud University (KSU). Her Ph.D. research investigated Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms in the area of chemoinformatics where she proposed effective in-silico quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) models to predict molecular compounds permeability to the central nervous system. Her research interests focus on machine learning algorithms, data visualization and data analytics in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Shrooq was awarded 1st place distinguished Ph.D. dissertation in the Annual Awards Ceremony for Excellence in Scientific Research at CCIS, King Saud University 2022 in recognition of her research contributions. She was also funded by research chair of Healthcare Innovation at King Saudi university for the year 2020.

She previously held the position of the Head of Partnership and Investment, and was a co-founder member of the CCIS research center at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. Since 2021, Dr. Shrooq is part of multiple research projects with the Ministry of Health in KSA to address AI related multidisciplinary research topics in her capacity as a senior member of multiple research labs in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia such as Automated Systems & Soft Computing Lab (AASC), Advanced Operations Research Group at Prince Sultan University and AI Center of Excellence at Alfaisal University.

In 2022, Dr. Shrooq joined Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a post-doctoral fellow supported by MIT-KACST Ibn Khaldun Fellowship Program for Saudi Women. She was also awarded the Jameel Clinic | AI & Healthcare fellowship from Community Jameel for the year 2022-2023.


  • 1st Place best distinguished Ph.D dissertation award from the CCIS at King Saud University for the year 2022

International Collaborations or Affiliations:

  • Jameel Clinic | AI & Healthcare at MIT, USA
  • MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, USA

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