October 08, 2018

KAUST Ph.D. students win best paper awards at mean-field games conferences

KAUST Ph.D. students David Evangelista and Xianjin Yang, who are supervised by Diogo Gomes, professor of applied mathematics and computational science, won best paper awards at conferences this summer for their work in mean-field game (MFG) theory.

September 11, 2018

Paving the way towards 5G wireless communication networks

KAUST Ph.D. student Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem received a 2018 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for her work in full-dimension (FD) massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) transmission technology. Nadeem's work in transmission technology could more than double the average throughput performance of existing wireless communication systems.

September 11, 2018

Ph.D. student Valerio Mazzone wins best paper award

​Valerio Mazzone, a Ph.D. student in the Primalight group based in the University's Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (CEMSE), was awarded the best paper award at the 9th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META).

September 03, 2018

Alumni Focus: Wail Bamhair (M.S. '10, electrical engineering)

Wail Khalid Bamhair (M.S. '10, electrical engineering - nanotechnology) hails from Jeddah and is currently the CEO of TAQNIA Energy, the energy arm of Saudi Investment and Development. 

August 14, 2018

Sensing the world around us

It is estimated that there will be over 30 billion internet of things (IoT) devices by 2020. Because of this major global phenomenon, the initiative sought to address the advancement of a network of smarter, interactive physical IoT devices with intelligent sensor technologies embedded.

Under the direction of KAUST Distinguished Professor and Senior Vice President Jean M.J. Fréchet, invitees discussed progress made on five interdisciplinary projects funded through OSR. The three-day program was designed to aid efforts to develop state-of-the-art sensor technologies for monitoring the environment, analyzing marine ecosystems, subsurface oil and gas applications, wireless sensor networks and personalized health monitoring.

July 29, 2018

The internet of sea things

Atif Shamim, KAUST associate professor of electrical engineering, was approached by colleagues in the University's Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) with the challenge of developing underwater sensing technology for marine animals. After overcoming numerous challenges related to the unusual specifications of the marine tag, Shamim, along with postdoctoral researcher Yen-Hung Kuo and Ph.D. student Muhammad Akram Karimi, developed a hybrid, wireless communication system for non-invasive monitoring of physical parameters of the sea and activity level of various sea animals.

July 18, 2018

Device to circuit to system

Since the beginning of 2017, Hossein Fariborzi, KAUST assistant professor of electrical engineering Ph.D. students Sally Ahmed and Ren Li and visiting student Xuecui Zou, who form part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems Group, have been competing in the international MEMS Design Contest organized by the Cadence Academic NetworkX-FABCoventor and Reutlingen University. On May 8 at the final awards ceremony at CDNLive EMEA 2018 in Munich, the KAUST team won second place for their project entitled "MEMS Resonator for Oscillator, Tunable Filter and Re-Programmable Logic Applications."

July 17, 2018

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships in Photonics @ CEMSE – call 4 - 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, in particular within the environment of laboratories of professors Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Carlo Liberale, and Kazuhiro Ohkawa. The call deadline is the 8th of October 2018. For application information please check the MULTIPLY Call 4.pdfMULTIPLY Call 4 Flyer or visit

July 09, 2018

New Book of Professor Moshkov and His Former Students is Published by Springer

A new book - "Extensions of Dynamic Programming for Combinatorial Optimization and Data Mining" by Hassan AbouEisha, Talha Amin, Igor Chikalov, Shahid Hussain, and Mikhail Moshkov - was recently published by Springer:​

June 27, 2018

Jr-Hau He elected SPIE Fellow

Jr-Hau He, KAUST associate professor of electrical engineering, has recently been elected as an SPIE Fellow for his achievements in solar cells, photodetectors and semiconductor optics research.

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