Season 11 Innovators

Profile of

Eiman Al-Hamad

Product
Arabic Conversation Fraud Detection
Country
Qatar

About

 

Described by peers as having an infectious energy that brings positivity to her surroundings, Eiman believes in the importance of innovation and self-development. In an effort to fulfil her social responsibilities, she chose to specialise her talents and delve into the virtual world – hoping to innovate solutions to protect people against potential threats.

 

After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Eiman gradually became interested in cyber and internet security and went on to obtain a Master’s in Internet Security from the United Kingdom. Equipped with this knowledge, she works diligently to protect fellow Qataris from digital threats in the region and beyond.

 

Always grateful for her community, Eiman believes that she would not have succeeded as a woman in the scientific field if it were not for her family, friends, and colleague’s support throughout her journey. She is also appreciative of Mohammed Al-Jefairi, Season 9 alumnus, and other Qatari Stars of Science contestants for pushing her out of her comfort zone and motivating her to apply to the show. “Our love for technology, continuous development, and, most importantly, social entrepreneurship and giving back is what brought us together.”

About the Project 

As phishing accounted for 50% of fraud attempts in 2018 and voice phishing is gaining popularity amongst cybercriminals, Arab consumers are in desperate need of adequate protection against this growing menace. Despite her extensive knowledge of cyber threats, Eiman herself fell victim to voice phishing. Turning misfortune into inspiration, the Qatari techie turned her attention to creating a piece of software that would protect her community and other people around the Arab world from such danger.

 

Eiman’s Arabic Conversation Fraud Detection program acts as a platform for real-time exposure of phone fraud through voice recognition and a voice-to-text transcription. The recorded text is then analysed through an Arabic engine that detects theft attempts by understanding context and language, alarming the consumer accordingly. 

 

A first-of-its-kind technology for the region, this unique combination of algorithm and artificial intelligence identifies and analyses Arabic conversation in real-time, facilitating fast protection from fraud attempts!

 

Impact

 

Eiman hopes to highlight the importance of developing security measures tailored to different cultures around the globe. Millions of customers worldwide communicate in languages other than English, leaving themselves vulnerable to local criminals. The Khalijee’s program could help the field of Arabic cyber safety grow, contributing to filling a critical gap in international privacy protection.

 

The ambitious Qatari looks to join her country’s growing innovation scene, helping to establish Qatar as a hub for scientific innovation addressing regional challenges.