FaceOf: Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi, statistics professor at KSA’s King Abdul Aziz University

Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi
Updated 04 October 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi, statistics professor at KSA’s King Abdul Aziz University

  • Al-Rajhi served as a statistical consultant at Florida State’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights
  • Al-Rajhi earned consecutive master’s degrees while at Florida State University (FSU)

Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi is a professor of statistics at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah. 

Prior to her current platform at KAU, she served as a statistical consultant at Florida State’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. She analyzed data on the historical issues associated with human right violations to better understand its evolution and forecast trend. Additionally, Al-Rajhi conducted system data cleaning and interpreted results data.

Recently, Al-Rajhi had words of encouragement to female drivers in the Kingdom, saying, “We had some social obstacles that have long prevented women from driving, despite the fact that Saudi women have achieved great jobs on all levels.” 

“To me, driving means that you feel independent.” She said. 

Al-Rajhi earned consecutive master’s degrees while at Florida State University (FSU). In 2009, she completed her studies earning her Master’s of Science (MS) in mathematical statistics. 

In 2011, she would earn an additional MS degree in biostatistics. While she worked toward attaining her Ph.D. from FSU, of which she completed in 2015, Al-Rajhi gained experience working as a lecturer at the Department of Statistics at FSU, as well as serving as assistant professor at Tallahassee Community College Divisions of Natural Science and Mathematics. 

By this time, Al-Rajhi also completed an internship as a data analyst, as well as an internship on statistical consulting at Millennium Real Estate in Jeddah. 


Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

Updated 16 July 2019
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Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

CAIRO: Dr. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, chairman of the Arab Media Standing Committee and general supervisor of foreign media at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media, called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.
Al-Ghamdi was presiding over the committee’s 93rd session held at Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.
He said the meeting discussed a number of key issues including the Arab Media Charter of Honor. It was, Al-Ghamdi said, a continuation of previous meetings to discuss their outcomes and review the results in the light of proposals put forward by different member Arab countries.
The meeting was also attended by Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs Ambassador Badr El-Din Alali, Counselor Fawzi Al-Ghwail, director of the technical department of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, representatives of Arab member states, representatives of Arab information ministries and the heads of Arab media agencies and institutions.
Alali said the Palestinian question continues to remain the main issue in addition to the terrorist threats, sustainable development and the Arab image in the West.
“Implementing the Arab Media Strategy and improving media practices using the latest technologies is vital for media to effectively contributing to awareness programs and supporting the region’s vital issues.”
He said the inclusion of the Arab Media Charter of Honor and media education to the agenda is of great importance.
He also express resolve to counter the phenomenon of fake news and that the Arab media is serious about countering this problem.