Professor Miguel Correia, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 3, Room 3223, https://kaust.zoom.us/j/96226287632
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The seminar is an overview on my research path and approach. I will start with my initial research on the concept of intrusion tolerance and present some of the results I had at the time. Then, I will show how this initial research had led me to other areas and related approaches: software security, trusted computing, intrusion detection, intrusion recovery, and blockchain interoperability. I will present with some detail very recent research on securely moving data between trusted execution environments (TEEs) in a non-interactive way, a problem that must be solved for digital id crypto wallets starting to appear in Europe and elsewhere.
Chen Shang, PhD candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara
Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 08:00
- 09:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/91435193587
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Epitaxially grown quantum dot (QD) lasers are emerging as an economical approach to obtain on-chip light sources. Thanks to the three-dimensional confinement of carriers, QDs show greatly improved tolerance to defects and promise other advantages such as low transparency current density, high temperature operation, isolator-free operation, and enhanced four-wave-mixing.
Hesham Elsawy, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering KFUPM, Dhahran
Sunday, November 28, 2021, 13:00
- 14:00
Building1, Level 3, Room 3119
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This talk will introduce and motivate a percolation theoretic approach to characterize and thwart malware diffusion in dense wireless networks. First, a brief tutorial on percolation theory will be introduced. Then, the talk will explain the utilization of percolation theory to develop security countermeasures for malware epidemics in 5G and beyond networks. 
Feng Liu, Assistant Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology
Sunday, November 28, 2021, 12:00
- 13:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97114085704
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The electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important neuroimaging modality to measure neuronal activity of the human brain.
Girish Chowdhary, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Monday, November 22, 2021, 18:00
- 19:00
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Yehia Massoud, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Monday, November 22, 2021, 16:30
- 17:30
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The rapid advancement in embedded systems and mobile telecommunications technologies has

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 12:00
- 13:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97114085704
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This talk will give an overview of research activity of engineering different types of complex systems into technological applications in energy harvesting, material science, artificial intelligence and bio-imaging.
Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Friday, November 19, 2021, 16:30
- 17:30
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The role of Internet and Communication Technology (ICT) in bringing about a revolution in almost all aspects of human life needs no introduction.
Basem Shihada, Professor of Computer Science, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Friday, November 19, 2021, 15:00
- 16:00
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In this seminar, I will go over our journey in the underwater networks research work. Basically, I will highlight our recent work on bringing the Internet to underwater environments.
Theodore Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 16:30
- 17:30
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This talk will look at the recent global interest and accomplishments that are pushing mobile communications to the frequencies above 100 GHz.
Ahmed Eltawil, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 15:00
- 16:00
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The overarching motivation of smart and connected systems (SCS) is to collect, transport and process data that drives decisions on how to best utilize resources, reduce cost and improve personal well-being and safety.
Peiying Zhu, Senior Vice President, Wireless Research - Huwaei, Canada
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 16:30
- 17:30
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5G deployment has progressed rapidly to a large scale commercialization stage, which is stimulating new demands beyond the capabilities of initial 5G releases. That's where 5G-Advanced comes into play, delivering enhanced capabilities.
Tareq Al-Naffouri, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 15:00
- 16:00
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has ushered a new era in many fields including retail, medicine, agriculture, and the automotive industry. In fact, it is projected that by 2025, one trillion IoT devices will be deployed worldwide: the equivalent of 1000 devices per person.
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 15:00
- 16:00
Building 3, Level 3, Room 5220. Zoom ID: 393 156 5261
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The paradigm of Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT) is expected to enable various practical applications such as environmental monitoring, underwater exploration, and disaster prevention. Supporting the concept of IoUT requires robust underwater wireless communication infrastructure. Optical wireless communication has the superiority of wide bandwidth, low latency and high data capacity over its counterparts namely, acoustic and radio frequency.
Valerio Schiavoni, Scientific Coordinator and Lecturer, Centre of Competence for Complex Systems and Big Data, University of Neuchâtel
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 3, Room 3223, https://kaust.zoom.us/j/96526753797
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Available as dedicated hardware components into several mobile and server-grade processors, and recently included in infrastructure-as-a-service commercial offerings by several cloud providers, TEEs allow applications with high privacy and confidentiality demands to be deployed and executed over untrusted environments, shielding data and code from compromised systems or powerful attackers. After an  introduction to basic concepts for TEEs, I will survey some of our most recent contributions exploiting TEEs, including as defensive tools in the context of Federated Learning, as support to build secure cache systems for edge networks, as protection mechanisms in a med-tech/e-health context,  shielding novel environments (ie, WebAssembly), and more. Finally, I will highlight some of the lessons learned and offer open perspectives, hopefully useful and inspirational to future researchers and practitioners entering this exciting area of research.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 18:00
- 19:00
Building 3, Level 5, Room 5209, https://kaust.zoom.us/j/99936098680
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Optoelectronics in the deep-ultraviolet (DUV) regime is still a growing research field that requires significant effort to understand the material properties and optimize the device structures to realize highly efficient DUV devices. Of all the wide bandgap materials, AlGaN is perhaps the most studied semiconductor to replace the environmentally hazardous mercury lamps; however, the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of AlGaN based DUV devices is insufficient to replace the existing old-fashioned mercury UV lamps.
Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 16:00
- 18:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97915131876
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The limited overcrowded radio frequency spectrum compelled researchers to explore higher frequency ranges for wireless transmission such as optical frequency bands. In recent decades, visible light communications (VLC) have gained lots of research attention thanks to the abundant bandwidth they offer and the existing lighting infrastructure they utilize that consequently reduces deployment costs.
Monday, November 08, 2021, 14:00
- 16:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/8305796581
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Semiconductor devices based on wide-bandgap materials exhibit a higher breakdown voltage, temperature tolerance, and device stability, and lower energy loss than devices based on low-bandgap materials. Several limitations challenge the use of III-nitrides and transition metal oxides as wide-bandgap materials. This thesis proposes novel methods to surmount these issues. 
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 12:00
- 13:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97114085704
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Robot navigation typically comprises of decision making at two different levels - global planning to compute a viable trajectory to the robot's destination and strategic (local) interaction to elicit cooperation and resolve any conflicts with other robots/pedestrians that would arise while navigating along the trajectory. Robot navigation in crowded environments is particularly challenging as the robot needs to exhibit navigation behaviors that are conceived as socially compliant by human pedestrians or vehicles they maneuver at both of the levels. In this presentation, I will introduce some of relevant works from my research group.
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 16:00
- 17:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/8426647959
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Optical wireless communication, taking advantage of the unlicensed ultraviolet-to-visible wavelength region of the electromagnetic spectrum, had been coined as the next-generation wireless communication technology and holds promises to deliver a boundless, high-speed, reliable and secured broadband experience.