Research Interests

Olaa Motwalli is a Ph.D. student in Computational Science and a member of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) at KAUST. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah and obtained her Master's degree in Computer and Software Engineering at Widener University in the USA. Her research interests are mainly the development and computational support for the design of sustainable biofuel production via microbial cell factories through machine learning, graph mining, and algorithm development, genome-scale metabolic modeling, as well as pathway design. Her current research focuses on developing novel computational methods that facilitate the development of cyanofactories for free fatty acid production.