Hotham Altwaijry

Assistant Professor


King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

Hotham Altwaijry is an Assistant Research Professor in the Center of Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has been since April 2015.

As a Principal Investigator in CCES, Hotham is working on the Connected Intelligence Project where he conducts research related to large scale complex systems such as Energy, Water, Transportation, Labor, etc. In addition, Hotham was a member of KACST’s team that developed the Research, Development, and Innovation strategy for the Kingdom as a part of the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP). Prior to that, he was a member of the technical and digital support team supervised by KACST and the National Digitization Unit in the Enriching the Hajj and Umrah Experience Program as well as a member of the local content development team supervised by KACST in the National Transformation Program (NTP 2020).

Prior to joining CCES, Hotham was a postdoctoral researcher in the University of California, Irvine where he was working on SHERLOCK – A Data Cleaning and Entity Resolution Project.

Hotham completed his Ph.D. at University of California, Irvine and his M.S. at University of Southern California. His primary research interests are in the areas of: data management, data quality, data cleaning, entity resolution, and big data.

Publications
  • Abdullah Alomar, Najat Alrashed, Isra Alturaiki, Hotham Altwaijry: How Visual Analytics Unlock Insights into Traffic Incidents in Urban Areas. HCI (13) 2017: 378-393