Kawther Saeedi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. For the academic year 2021-2022, she is a visiting scholar at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in Spain, working on the P2P model’s project Amara. Saeedi is interested in applied research to support the adaptation of cutting-edge technologies across a wide range of domains. Her recent research has focused on the use of blockchain and other decentralized technologies to facilitate cooperation and social justice.

Saeedi is from Saudi Arabia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from King Abdulaziz University in 2002. She had the opportunity to study and work in various locations around the world. Saeedi has a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. In 2007, she was awarded a JICA scholarship to spend six months in Japan learning about web applications for e-government promotion. She worked as an IT specialist for ING Bank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and as a programmer and Solution Engineer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, before entering academia.