Our heartiest congratulations to Fatima Ali AlNuaimi, Senior Associate Researcher at the Autonomous Robotics Research Center (ARRC), for successfully authoring two research papers on brain-computer interface technology (BCI). The first paper is titled: “Real-time Control of UGV Robot in Gazebo Simulator using P300-based Brain-Computer Interface”, and the second contribution is: “Secure Password Using EEG-based BrainPrint System: Unlock Smartphone Password Using Brain-Computer Interface Technology”. Both papers were published as part of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) 2022, which ran from 06 December 2022 to 08 December 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
IEEE BIBM 2022, a premier research conference in bioinformatics and biomedicine, recognized the outstanding research and considerable impact of AlNuaimi, as a young female Emirati scientist, in the field of BCI technology.
AlNuaimi is one of a handful of Emirati women committed to advancing BCI knowledge and understanding in the UAE and beyond. In 2019, she became the first Emirati and Arab woman from the MENA region to participate in BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface Designers' Hackathon in Bari, Italy, placing third out of over eight groups globally. In addition to joining BCI competitions, she has also conducted multiple research projects in the field, published several scientific papers on BCI since her time at university, and even helped encourage Emirati students and colleagues to get involved in advancing the study of BCI.
With BCI gradually gaining traction in the UAE and the wider region, AlNuaimi and her team hope to continue accelerating the transition of this technology from lab to market – helping it achieve real-world benefits, such as assisting people of determination or as an application for able-bodied users.
We are incredibly proud of Fatima Ali AlNuaimi’s achievement and look forward to seeing her continue to advance her career in leaps and bounds!