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.

June 24, 2018

The first time of WiDST at KAUST

The annual conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide—regardless of gender—and support women in the field. This year's WiDS conference was held at Stanford University with more than 100 regional institutions all over the world participating, including KAUST.

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.

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