Center's Ibn Khaldun Fellow Malak Al Nory is the first Saudi Arabian woman to present a paper at the IDA Congress

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Dr. Malak T. Al-Nory of Effat University was the first Ibn Khaldun Fellow in the Center's "Ibn Khaldun fellowship for Saudi Women" program in 2012/2013. She is the Chair of the Information Systems Department in the College of Engineering at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On Monday, October 21st, Dr. Al-Nory was the first Saudi Arabian woman to present a paper at the IDA Congress  in Tianjin, China.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Al-Nory for her successful research efforts at MIT.

While at MIT, Dr. Al-Nory conducted research with Professor Steve Graves on the supply chain for water in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al Nory presented the results of this research in her paper "Water Desalination Supply Chain Modelling and Optimization: The Case of Saudi Arabia," by M.T. Al-Nory and S.G. Graves.  Her presentation was very well received by the attendees of the 2013 IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse in Tianjin, China.

The IDA is the leading professional society in desalination, and the World Congress the major biennial conference that IDA conducts for leaders in the field.