Rising Stars in AI Symposium 2024

Following the resounding success of our previous Annual "Rising Stars in AI" Symposia, including the 2022 and 2023 editions, the AI Initiative at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), located on the scenic Red Sea coast, is thrilled to announce the third installment of this Symposium, scheduled for February 19th to 21st, 2024. This event is tailor-made for emerging researchers, including PhD students, PostDocs, and early career faculty, who have recently made substantial contributions to the field of AI. It presents a remarkable opportunity for participants to engage in lively discussions and share cutting-edge AI research concepts. Our Symposium organizing committee will meticulously curate a selection of speakers based on their outstanding research profiles. Chosen presenters will have the privilege of showcasing their work, which has been recently accepted at prestigious AI conferences like NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, EMNLP, ACL, among others. Join us for a dynamic exploration of the latest advancements in AI research at the highly anticipated third edition of our "Rising Stars in AI" Symposium.

Join us in creating an unforgettable experience by applying to be a speaker at the upcoming "Rising Stars in AI" Symposium, where your groundbreaking research will inspire and engage our global audience. The event will be entirely in-person, with flights and hotel expenses covered for the selected speakers.

The applications as speakers are now closed.

Call for spotlight and poster presentations

We invite KAUST researchers to showcase their recently published AI work in spotlight and poster sessions during the Symposium. Selected applicants will be asked to prepare 2-3 slides for a two-minute presentation and a poster for a 40-minute poster session. If you are interested in presenting your work, please complete this form.

Deadline for spotlight and poster application: February 11, 2024

Notification of spotlight and poster acceptance: February 13, 2024

Attending the Symposium

The symposium will be limited to in-person attendance. It will be held on February 19-21, 2024 (Save the date) at Building 19, Halls 1, 2 and 3. To attend the symposium, please register by filling out this form.


Scientific Committee

Administrative Team

  • Tagreed Khalil
  • Liliana Rivera