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. 
A team composed of KAUST and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) students was one of three winning teams of this year’s Saudi Telecom Company (STC) AIoT (AI & IoT) Hackathon. The KAUST entry, AgriDoctor, a proposed autonomous, sustainable, intelligent agriculture system, was a standout pick for the competition judges from a pool of 110 project submissions and 350 participants. 
Earlier this year, KAUST Professor of Electrical Engineering Ahmed Eltawil was elected as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Eltawil was officially inducted as a Senior Member at the recent NAI 10th Annual Meeting held in Florida, U.S.
Nazek El-Atab, KAUST assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the principal investigator of the Smart, Advanced Memory Devices and Applications (SAMA) Lab, has been recently selected to feature in the upcoming NEOM “Changemakers” video series.