KAUST faculty member Robert Hoehndorf was recently promoted from the rank of assistant professor to associate professor. Hoehndorf’s promotion caps a year-long process where the German researcher’s scientific and scholarly output was measured and evaluated by internal and external reviews.
Associate Professor Xin Gao and his group have developed an artificial-intelligence (AI) based solution to help increase COVID-19 testing accuracy. Identifying cases of early stage infection has been particularly challenging for frontline clinicians. Gao's AI-based model, which aims to increase accuracy, has been put to immediate use at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Riyadh.
Hashtags like #covid19 and #coronavirus help us stay up to date on the developments of the new coronavirus pandemic. But beyond breaking news, tweets also offer a glimpse into the emotional side of the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

​Abeer Almutairi, a student under the supervision of Professor Robert Hoehndorf, defended her Master's thesis "Unsupervised Method for Disease Named Entity Recognition" on November 4, 2019.
Mona Alshahrani a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Professor Robert Hoehndorf Defended her Ph.D. thesis "Knowledge Graph Representation Learning: Approaches and Applications in Biomedicine."