January 14, 2018

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships in Photonics @ CEMSE – call 2018

A group of professors working in the area of photonics at KAUST, most of them with CEMSE Division, offer hosting of outgoing Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships in their research groups within the EU H2020 COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme MULTIPLY. Candidates are invited to submit proposals for research within the environment of laboratories of professors Andrea Fratalocchi, Boon S. Ooi, Carlo Liberale, Enzo M. Di Fabrizio, Kazuhiro Ohkawa, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Xiaohang Li. The call deadline is the 2nd of April 2018. For application information please check the call flyer or visit

December 10, 2017

Dominik L. Michels receives the first Procter & Gamble Faculty Award

​​Dominik L. Michels recently received the first Procter & Gamble (P&G) Faculty Award. His long-term collaboration with P&G envisages the technological transfer of computational tools that utilize state of the art achievements in artificial intelligence and machine learning.​

November 20, 2017

Ph. D. Student Khalil Elkhalil nominated finalist for the Best Student Paper Award in the IEEE MLSP Conference

Ph. D. Student Khalil Elkhalil nominated finalist for the Best Student Paper Award in the IEEE MLSP Conference, Tokyo, Japan, for his new paper "Asymptotic Performance of Regularized Quadratic Discriminant Analysis Based Classifiers". ​

November 15, 2017

CEMSE Master Student Mayyada Hawsawi brings KAUST research to Falling Walls 2017

Mayyada Hawsawi, master student in the Sensing, Magnetism, and Microsystems Research Group, brought a piece of KAUST’s research to the Falling Walls Global Lab Finale on November 8th  2017.

November 01, 2017

VSRP intern Muwei Zhang’s first-author paper hits the headline of the Physica Status Solidi Journal

​Professor Xiaohang Li’s Visiting Student Research Internship Program (VSRP) intern, Muwei Zhang has recently published his first-author paper “Structural and electronic properties of wurtzite BxAl1–xN from first-principles calculations” on the Physica Status Solidi (b) Journal

October 24, 2017

Facebook AI new language explained by KAUST Professor Xiangliang Zhang

​Last summer, Bob and Alice, two robots developed by the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) started to talk in an English-based new language. Could this fact be considered a milestone for Artificial Intelligence? And most important of all, does intelligence make a machine alive?

We asked these and other questions to Xiangliang Zhang, Professor of Computer Science (CS) and Director of the Machine Intelligence & kNowledge Engineering (MINE) at KAUST.

October 12, 2017

Announcement for Internship Opportunities

The Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) is pleased to announce the Saudi Summer Internship  2018 (SSI2018). The CEMSE Saudi Summer Internship is an 8-12 week research programme designed to introduce in-kingdom students to topics of research in our Division.​

Deadline: November 1st 2017​

October 02, 2017

CEMSE’s Professor Boon Ooi appointed Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

​KAUST Professor Boon Ooi has been appointed Fellow of the Optical Society of America for his pioneering contributions to optoelectronic device technologies, particularly in light emitting devices in visible wavelengths, and their applications to lighting and optical communications. 

October 01, 2017

CEMSE’s new underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) opens new frontier for off-shore control system

A KAUST team, led by Professor Shihada and Professor Ooi designed a reconfigurable, high-quality real-time video streaming over an underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) link up to 5 m distance that could be the answer to off-shore control system needs.

September 20, 2017

PhD student Mohammad Shaqura finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at ICMA 2017

​CEMSE Ph.D. student Mohammad Shaqura was recently selected as a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. The paper was among 10 finalists out of over 500 papers for various ICMA awards. ​​


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