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May 27, 2018

Professor Raul Tempone awarded Germany’s most endowed research award

KAUST Professor Raul Fidel Tempone received the Alexander von Humboldt professorship at RWTH Aachen at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany. The award recognizes Tempone as an international leader in mathematics for uncertainty quantification, a fairly new mathematical specialization that is currently making a breakthrough. 

May 13, 2018

Alumni Focus: Jhonathan Prieto Rojas, M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2014 - electrical engineering

Jhonathan Prieto Rojas joined KAUST in 2009 from the National University of Colombia in Bogota and completed both his master's degree (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in electrical engineering at the University under the supervision of Professor Muhammad Mustafa Hussain. Prieto Rojas spent six years at KAUST before leaving the University in August of 2015 for his current role as assistant professor in the electrical engineering department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran.

May 07, 2018

Exploring science's fourth paradigm

​The recent KAUST Research Conference: Computational and Statistical Interface to Big Data brought together leading computer science researchers and statistical experts to discuss the current state and future of data science. Held on campus from March 19 to 21, the conference covered such data science topics as succinct data representation and storage; big data visualization; parallel and distributed algorithms for inference and optimization; and analysis of large graphs and networks.

May 02, 2018

Visualizing the future

At KAUST, the Visual Computing Center (VCC) draws its expertise from a pool of disciplines, including computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. The center utilizes a range of application domains to tackle problems of unique importance to the Kingdom and creates commercial opportunities in the form of startup companies as well as licensing agreements and patents.

April 25, 2018

CEMSE Students: Muhammad Akfram Karimi

Muhammad Akram Karimi describes himself as an inquisitive-minded researcher who loves to solve industrial challenges through science and technology. Karimi is a third year Ph.D. student working in the Integrated Microwaves Packaging Antennas & Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab under the supervision of Professor Atif Shamim. His current research focus is on the design of low-cost and printed microwave sensors for various industrial applications, with a prime focus on the oil industry.​

April 23, 2018

PhD candidate Amal Mohammed Alamri gets a research grant from GPURC

KAUST Electrical Engineering PhD candidate Amal Mohammed Alamri, was recently awarded a research grant by the Grants Programs for Universities and Research Centers (GPURC) The Graduate Research Program is a new long-term strategic program in the Saudi research and development support ecosystem aimed at boosting Saudi Arabia’s position among leading countries in the field of science, technology and innovation. 

April 22, 2018

IXPUG Middle East Conference 2018 at KAUST

​KAUST will host the first Middle East meeting of the Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group (IXPUG), 22-25 April 2018. Alan Gara, Intel Fellow, will give the keynote address. Alex Heinecke (Intel), Adrian Tate (Cray), Vincent Etienne (Aramco), and Taisuke Boke (Tsukuba University) will give invited talks. 

April 15, 2018

Second year Ph.D. student to receive top statistics award

KAUST second year Ph.D. student Yuxiao Li has been selected to receive a Student Paper Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA) for his paper entitled "Efficient Estimation of Non-stationary Spatial Covariance Functions with Application to High-resolution Climate Model Emulation."

April 12, 2018

KAUST's Professor Xiaohang Li wins the Manasevit Young Investigator Award 2018

KAUST's Professor Xiaohang Li, Lead of the Advanced Semiconductor Research Group and assistant professor of electrical engineering at CEMSE Division, won the biennial 2018 Harold M. Manasevit Young Investigator Award for his significant and innovative contributions in the MOCVD growth of state-of-the-art deep UV lasers, B-III-N alloys, III-oxides, and blue and green emitters.​

April 02, 2018

Students shine on the statistics stage

​​​KAUST Ph.D. alumna Sabrina Vettori and Ph.D. student Yuxiao Li have been selected by the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society to receive a Distinguished Student Paper Award at the 2018 ENAR Spring Meeting.​

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