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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.​

March 29, 2018

CEMSE's Alumni: Joanna Nassar

Joanna Nassar received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering under the supervision of Professor Muhammad Mustafa Hussain in December 2017. Nassar, a Lebanese native, feels her love of creating art through her drawings and music is a major influence in how she reshapes electronics in the laboratory.​

March 20, 2018

KAUST startups take top prizes

KAUST startup Sadeem, a wireless sensor system for flood monitoring. After winning Best Global Startup and taking home $100,000 in prize money at GITEX Future Stars, the startup has won first prize at the ArabNet Riyadh and most recently, the Best Entrepreneur Award from Oqal.

March 01, 2018

Professor Marc Genton and former postdoctoral fellow win the 2017 Wilcoxon Award

Marc Genton, KAUST distinguished professor of statistics, and his former postdoctoral fellow Stefano Castruccio, have jointly won the 2017 Wilcoxon Award for best applications paper in Technometrics

February 20, 2018

ECRC brings astronomy back home

​Astronomy research excellence is coming back home to the Middle East, where it took its first steps around 1200 BC.  Custome new software developed by the KAUST Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC) was released at the end of 2017. Named MOAO - Multiple Object Adaptive Optics – the software will contribute to the activities of the world’s largest future optical telescope to be deployed in Chile in 2024.​

February 15, 2018

Abla Kammoun receives IEEE Wireless Communication Letters Award

Abla Kammoun, a research scientist based in the University's SRI - Center for Uncertainty Quantification Laboratory, recently received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wireless Communication Letters (WCL) top editor award.​​​ 

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