Malika Kheireddine received her PhD degree in marine optics and ocean colour remote sensing in 2014 from University Pierre and Marie Curie in France. After her PhD, she joined the King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology (KAUST) as a postdoc to study biogeochemical processes in the Red Sea using in situ marine optics and ocean colour remote sensing. Since 2018, she is a research scientist in KAUST and collaborate with researchers in several fields thanks to her expertise in marine optics.
Her research interests are bio-optical oceanography to study long-term changes in phytoplankton dynamics, biogeochemical processes and carbon fluxes based on in situ measurements collected on autonomous platforms or on board. She is also coupling ocean color remote sensing data with in situ measurements to develop synergic approaches to build regional algorithms in order to be able to monitor the Red Sea with good accuracy.