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Dr. Dena Al Thani
Assistant Professor, Information & Computing Technology, College of Science & Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University
In 2009, Dr. Dena Al Thani graduated with an MSc of Software Engineering with distinction from the University of London. Her thesis, specialized in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), investigated visually impaired and sighted people collaborative computer use and proposed technical approaches to support it. Following her graduation, she has managed the online portal and integration platforms for Ooredoo-Qatar before joining Queen Mary University of London PhD studentship program to continue research in her field of interest. In 2016, Dr. Dena Al Thani was awarded her PhD in Computer Science, in which her thesis is titled “Understanding and Supporting Cross-modal Information Seeking”. The thesis explored the under-investigated area of cross-modal interaction and inclusive design and evaluation. Her academic and research vocation is to explore and demonstrate how HCI as a field of applied enquiry can contribute to building a more inclusive society. In addition to her research work in Queen Mary University of London, Dr. Dena has worked as a teaching assistant in three Computer Science modules including database systems and programming. She has obtained a postgraduate certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and became an associate member of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.