Alfaris is currently the co-founder and CEO of Intelmatix, a leading deep-tech Artificial Intelligence company with a global presence in Riyadh, London, and Boston. Alfaris is the Chairman of Saudi Arabia's Science20 (S20) in the G20 and a member of UNESCO’s International Scientific Board.
Alfaris was previously President of the Saudi National Labs and National Science Agency, namely KACST. He has also been a Chairman and Board Member of many national and international institutions and organizations.
Alfaris was the Founding Director of Riyadh’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Center with the World Economic Forum. He also founded the Joint Centers of Excellence Program with leading institutions such as Stanford, Oxford, and MIT among others. Furthermore, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Complex Engineering Systems with MIT as well as the Decision Support Center with Boeing. He was also an affiliate Professor with MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems and Society. Before that, he was at the Engineering Systems Division and the Smart Cities Group at MIT’s Media Lab.
Alfaris received an MSc degree from the Center of Computational Engineering and a Ph.D. in Design Computation from MIT. He has published widely and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and events.
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