Jia Ye, a M.S./Ph.D. student in the KAUST Communication Theory Lab (CTL) receives the 2022 Andrea Goldsmith Young Scholars Award from the IEEE Communications Society in recognition of her high level of research aptitude in communication theory and engagement in the professional community.
Hanguang Liao and Yiming Yang from the KAUST IMPACT Lab won first place in the 2022 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (IEEE AP-S/URSI 2022), held in July in Denver.
Yating Wan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, joins KAUST as a member of the KAUST Photonics Laboratory from her most recent position as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), U.S.
Former KAUST Sensors Lab researcher Hesham Omran (Ph.D. ’15) has been named as one of the four winners of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2022 Under-40 Innovators Award. The award recognizes the top young innovators who have made a significant impact in the field of design and automation of electronics. 
The presence of women in scientific disciplines in the Kingdom has risen from almost zero to 32 percent in just 20 years. KAUST has contributed greatly to the positive trend as a platform for women from Saudi Arabia and all over the world to study and develop their ideas in a modern campus and research environment.
Professor Shinkyu Park has been awarded the 2022 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award (Theory) from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) for his paper investigating a new mathematical framework to study decision making in multi-agent systems.
KAUST M.S. Graduate Rudi Coppola, KAUST Research Scientist Dr. Sajid Ahmed, and KAUST Distinguished Professor Dr. Mohamed-Slim Alouini won first prize at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Radar Challenge 2021. Their work titled "Road Users Classification Based on Bi-Frame Micro-Doppler with 24-GHz FMCW Radar," presents a case study for a 24 Gigahertz (GHz) frequency modulated continuous wave radar module.
"Hour of Code,” a worldwide initiative with the scope to teach children the basics of computer science, recently took place at The KAUST School Kindergarten. During Computer Science Education Week, December 5-9, 2021, researchers from the KAUST RISC Lab volunteered to help the children to “demystify” code and grasp their first concepts of robotics.

Power grids have become far more complex in recent decades due to energy demands, environmental regulations and small-scale renewable energy systems that turn businesses and individuals into combined consumer-producers. One way to ensure that power supplies remain resilient is to create small groups of sources and loads called microgrids.

KAUST Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atif Shamim has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) from 2022 to 2024. In his new role, sponsored by the IEEE, Shamim will give lectures to AP-S chapter members on topics of interest and importance to the global AP community.