In a recent collaborative study between Prof. Yaacoub and Prof. Alouini, the internet of things (IoT) connectivity in rural areas was investigated. Both fronthaul and backhaul issues were considered.
Driven by the dramatic progress in the low earth orbit (LEO) satellite technology in the past few years, the vision of achieving global connectivity everywhere using LEO satellites has never been closer to reality.
On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the KAUST community gathered together for the annual academic Convocation ceremony in a manner that has become all too common in recent months—via Zoom. The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered in-person events unsafe, but it has not dimmed the spirit of excitement and optimism of the KAUST community.
KAUST welcomed new master’s degree and Ph.D. students to the start of the academic year at the 10th academic Convocation ceremony on September 1, 2020.