Graduate Student Eman Alashwali Receives Two IEEE Awards
We are delighted to report that new graduate student Eman Alashwali received two prestigious awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at the 105th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting in Ljubljana on 10th October.
Eman received the Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 in recognition of her career achievements in the field of engineering and for her support for women in the profession. This is one of the most prestigious awards in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Eman was presented with a plaque and $1000 prize.
At the same meeting, Eman was also named as an “Outstanding Counsellor for IEEE Student Branch” for her work over the past year with the King Abdulaziz University (KAU) IEEE Student Branch. A video summarising her work with the IEEE Student Branch at KAU can be found here. This award is given to only six Counsellors from the whole of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Eman received a plaque and a share of $300 for this award.
Eman arrived at Oriel this term to begin work on her DPhil, having previously completed her MSc in Information Security at University College London in 2012. She has worked most recently as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Computing & IT (FCIT) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Saudi Arabia, and prior to that, spent 3 years in various technical positions in IT departments at: Dar Al-Hekma University, Effat Universiyt, and Dar Al-Fikr schools.