Dr Khulood A. Rambo is a professional member of British Computer Society and IEEE Society. She is currently serving as the dean of Effat College of Engineering, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Dr Rambo earned her PhD, MSc, and BSc in Applied Informatics, Information Systems Management, and Computer Science from the University of Reading (UK), University of Greenwich (UK), and King Abdul-Aziz University (KSA) respectively.
Her research interests have an interdisciplinary nature. While she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the reacting gas dynamic laboratory in the department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (USA), she has been engaged in research related to sustainable development of natural resources and exploring the challenges and opportunities of water, energy, and food nexus in Saudi Arabia.
Her PhD thesis entitled: “The Semiotics of Islamic Online Consumption: Interpreting Female Consumers’ Shopping and Social Networking Behavior in Saudi Arabia.” It focused on designing and developing computer applications that are tailored to specific users’ Saudi females’ requirements, needs and expectations. Dr Rambo has a number of publications related to her doctoral and postdoctoral research experiences.
Whilst pursuing her postgraduate studies in the UK, she taught at both graduate and undergraduate levels in applied informatics, business information systems, computing, and games design and development at the University of Reading, Reading College, and the London Institute for Science and Technology respectively.
Whilst she was a postdoc at MIT, she received her Kaufman teaching certificate from the Teaching and Learning Laboratory at MIT. She was also an active member of the MOOCs on Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Future STEM Faculty discussion groups in Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching (online) as well as supported local learning community at MIT teaching and learning laboratory. Her interest is in exploring new teaching pedagogies in engineering and technology disciplines.