Yousef Ahmed Alohali

Faculty member at the Computer Science Department, College of Computer and Information Systems, King Saud University. Research interests include Artificial intelligence Applications and Pattern Recognition.


Yousef Ahmed Alohali
Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept.
King Saud University (KSU), P.O. Box 89885
Riyadh 11692
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966114677070


Academic Qualifications:

2002:               Ph.D. in Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

1996:               Masters in Computer Science, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Administrative Experience:

2007-2012:      Dean, Deanship of e-Transactions and Communications, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2006-2007:      General Manager, General Administration of Computer Information Systems.

2005-2006:      Assistant Manager for Technical Affairs, TV & Broadcasting Center, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.


 Professional Experience:

2007-20011:    Overall supervision of the KSU-network Renewal and Expansion Project:


2007-20011:    Supervision of the KSU e-Service Development Project:

2007-Now:       Overall supervision of customer care and support for IT services:

2008-2012: Overall supervision of the KSU Portal:


Academic Experience:

2010-Present: Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept., College of Computer and Information Systems (CCIS), KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2002-2009:      Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept., CCIS, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2002-Present: Supervising BSC and Master Projects, Computer Science Dept., KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2003:               Coordinator, Social Student Activities, CCIS, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2004:               Coordinator, Athletic Student Activities, CCIS, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

1992-1996:      Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Dept., CCIS, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.


Boards/Committees Memberships:

2007-2012:             Member of University Council, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2007- 2012:             Member of Deans Council, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

2007- 2014:             Member of e-Transactions Committee, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.

Member of high-level supervisory committee existing to draw up general IT related policies, observe e-transformation plans, and coordinate efforts of the various parties involved.

2007- 2012:             Member of the steering Committee e-register project, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.


2007- 2012:             Member of the steering Committee for the ERP project (Madar), KSU, Riyadh, KSA.


2004-2007:      Member of the Executive Board, Saudi Computer Society, Riyadh, KSA.




Al-Ohali, Y, Al-Nafjan A, shahzad B.  2012.  Selection of Efficient Evaluation Function for Othello. CONTECSI International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management.


shahzad, B, Al-Ohali Y, Al-Nafjan A.  2012.  Selection of Suitable Evaluation Function Based on Win/Draw Parameter in Othello. 9th International Conference on IT: New Generations.


shahzad, B, Al-Ohali Y.  2012.  Software Cost Estimations for Projects Requiring Customized Revisions.Journal of Information, Japan. 


Yousef Al-Ohali, Abdul Aziz Al-Oraij, Basit Shahzad, “KSU News Portal, A Case Study”, submitted in  The 2011 International Conference on Internet Computing (ICOMP’11), USA 18-21 July 2011.


Basit shahzad, Yousef Al-Ohali, Azween Abdullah “Trivial Model for Mitigation of Risks in Software Life Cycle”, accepted for publication in International Journal for Physical Sciences, April 2011


Najwa AlGhamdi, Abeer AlNafjan , Yousef Al-Ohali. The Application of Zoomable User Interface in Educational Multimedia. Accepted for presentation in the International Conference on Information and Computer Applications ICICA 2011,Dubai, UAE. March 18-20, 2011; published by IEEE.


Basit shahzad, Azween Abdullah, Yousef Al-Ohali, “A Probabilistic Model for Risk Forecasting in Medical Informatics”, accepted in the The 10th WSEAS International Conference on SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, PARALLEL and DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (SEPADS '11), Held at Cambridge, UK, February 22-24, 2011


Najwa AlGhamdi, Yousef Al-Ohali. The Design and Development of an Interactive Aural Rehabilitation Therapy Program. In proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGAccess Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS2010, for publication in Oct 25-27, 2010; published by ACM.


Najwa AlGhamdi, Yousef Al-OhaliRannan: Computer Based Auditory Training For Arabic-speaking Children. In proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications EdMedia, pp. 3225-3229, Toronto, Canada, 2010.


 Abeer Al-Nafjan, Yousef Al-Ohali and Basit Shahzad, "Comparative Study on Sign Language Tools".IEEE  International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology ICIIT 2010, for publication in 28-30, October 2010;Volume 2, Pp115-120, 20-22 October 2010


Najwa AlGhamdi, Yousef Al-Ohali. The Design and Development of 3D Auditory Environments for Computer-Based Aural Rehabilitation Programs. In proceedings of the Fifth International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology ICCGI, Sep 2010; published by IEEE CPS. 


Yousef Al-Ohali, "Identification of Most Desirable Parameters in SIGN Language Tools: A Comparative Study" Global Journal of Computer Science & Technology, Volume 10 Issue 6 Version 1.0,July 2010:pp 23-29


Yousef Al-Ohali, "Impact of the IT Revolution: A Case Study of King Saud University", Global Journal of Computer Science & Technology, Volume 10 Issue 7, June 2010, pp 17-23


Yousef Alohali,” Computer Vision Based Date Fruit Grading System: Design & Implementation”, Journal of King Saud University: Computer and Information Sciences, (Saudi Arabia), 23(1), 2011.


P. Ahmed and Yousef Al-Ohali, “TAR based features in unconstrained handwritten digit recognition”, WSEAS Transactions on Computers, (acceptance letter dated April, 20th, 2010)


Abdulmalik Al-Salman, Yousef Alohali and Lyla Alabdulkareem, “Trends and Technologies in Optical Braille Recognition,” 3'rd Int. Conf. on Information Technology, May 2007, Jordan.


Abdulmalik Al-Salman, Yousef Alohali, Mohammad Alkanhal and Abdullah Alrajih, “An Arabic Optical Braille Recognition System,” ICTA, Tunisia, April 2007.


Y. Alohali, A. Alanzi, C. Y. Suen, T. Kasvand, M. Cheriet, “Combined Measures toward Restoration of Temporal Information from Offline Handwritten Text,” Int. Symposium on Signal Processing and Applications, Sharjah, UAE, 2007.


Y. Alohali, A. Alsalman, S. Algamdi and S. Arif, “Interlog: An International Prolog Language,” Egyptian Computer Science Journal, 23(3), September, 2006, pp. 34-46.


A. Alsalman, Y. Alohali and M. Alrabiah, “An Arabic Semantic Parser and Meaning Analyzer,”Egyptian Computer Science Journal, 23(3), September, 2006, pp. 8-29.


Y. Al-Ohali and M. Al-Mashari, “Effective and Efficient Estimation of the Writing Sequence from Offline Handwritten Words,” Proc. Of the 3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Information Systems, Angers, France, April 2003, pp. 64-71.


Y. Al-Ohali, M. Cheriet and C. Y. Suen, “Databases for Recognition of HW Arabic Cheques,”The Journal of Pattern Recognition, 36(1), 2002.


Y. Al-Ohali, M. Cheriet and C. Y. Suen, “Introducing Termination Probabilities to HMM,”International Conference on Pattern Recognition, August 2002, Quebec City, Canada.


Y. Al-Ohali, M. Cheriet and C. Y. Suen, “Dynamic Observation and Dynamic State Termination for Offline HW Word Recognition,” International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, August 2002, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.


Y. Al-OhaliHandwritten Word Recognition- Application to Arabic Cheque Processing, Ph.D. Thesis, Dept. Of Computer Science, Concordia University, April 2002, Montreal, Canada.


P. Ahmed and Y. Alohali, Arabic Character Recognition: Progress and Challenges, J. of KSU (Comp. & Inf. Sci), Vol 12, pp.