Upon the recommendation of the DTA selection committee and the KAUST Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor Yves Gnanou, Dr. Alexandra Gomes has been awarded the 2020 KAUST Distinguished Teaching Award. Gomes, who is a member of the KAUST CEMSE Division, was recognized for the award due to her exceptional contributions to the classroom instruction mission of KAUST. The award will be conferred at the annual KAUST Faculty Recognition Dinner scheduled for this fall.
KAUST Ph.D. graduate Dr. Noha Al-Harthi and doctoral student Rabab Alomairy, have won the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS) Award for original research that best advances high-performance computing. This makes KAUST the first Middle Eastern institution to receive this prestigious award.
The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed challenges across the globe that need to be solved using scientific discovery and innovation. In line with that, the KAUST Supercomputing Core Laboratory (KSL) has opened a call for proposals that require its supercomputer Shaheen II, as well as other cluster computing resources, to support research projects.

Dr. Paula Moraga is part of a multidisciplinary KAUST research team that applies models to COVID-19. She has worked on projects examining malaria in Africa and leptospirosis in Brazil, and the models she develops rely on in-depth knowledge about each disease.

Mikhail begun to write this book more than 30 years ago in Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, continued in University of Warsaw, University of Silesia in Katowice, and Stanford University, and finished last year in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.    
The recent KAUST-Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College (MBSC) Invitational Healthcare Analytics and Data Science Workshop brought together top-level clinicians, healthcare executives, representatives to discuss digitization and advancement of healthcare analytics in Saudi Arabia.
Marc Genton, chair, and distinguished professor of the KAUST Statistics Program, was recently selected as the 2020 Georges Matheron Lecturer of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG).
Gaurav Agarwal, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in KAUST Associate Professor Ying Sun’s Environmental Statistics (ES) research group, recently won the best student paper award at the International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) 2019 Student Paper Competition for his paper titled “Bivariate Functional Quantile Envelopes with Application to Radiosonde Wind Data.”