Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fatmah Baothman

AI Researcher & Computer Scientist, King Abdulaziz University, President of Women Engineers Committee, Saudi Council of Engineers

Fatmah Baothman was awarded a Ph.D. of Modern Intelligence in 2003, from the School of Computing and Engineering,alumni- roll of honor at the Huddersfield University- UK. High-performance expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies with national and international recognition for her achievements. Dr.Baothman is the founder and the Board President of AI Society, the first woman internationally awarded AI prize from VB-Sanfrancisco and AI prize from the UK in CC Blockchain Forum, first women president Saudi Engineering Society. She is a faculty member at KAU and the first AI woman in the middle east. Thirty years in education, relentless technology, AI, Blockchain, emergent technology, and technical contribution. She has academic, scientific, managerial, technical, and business expertise. She translates advanced research into viable, sustainable businesses, member of G20- S20 Connecting the Dots. Member of the Supervisory AI Committee -University level at KAU. Member of the Scientific AI Committee -University level at KA. Dr. Baothman gained several trophies from different ministries and governmental bodies for her input on various occasions and programs. She held several administrative leading positions inside and outside KAU. Among these positions are Apple Center Manager, GM IT Security, Director for KAEC- Educational Sector, Deputy Director of the IT Center at KAU, the Chairwoman of the IEEE Women in Engineering Western Region, the President of Women Engineers Committee at Saudi Council of Engineering. She participated in forming technology strategies with the University, and the National Strategic IT Plan for Information technology with KACST, and developed the first AI strategy for youth. She taught and introduced workshops in Artificial Intelligence, Emergent Technology, IoT, Data Mining, Blockchain, and IR4. She translated an AI book into Arabic and coined several technical terms. She is authoring several books and supervised many applied technology projects. Dr.Baothman is the first Saudi to join the Artificial Intelligence global educational theater, and she led the project successfully in two academic institutes. She also participated in the 20th AI lab anniversary and the 50th AI anniversary among AI global scientists. Recently she established a social channel for AI and innovation with more than 7.8K followers.