Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 14:30
- 15:05
Virtual-Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees
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Discrete differential geometry aims to develop discrete equivalents of notions and method

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 15:20
- 15:50
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The overarching goal of Dominik Michels' Computational Sciences Group within KAUST's Visu

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 14:30
- 15:05
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Classical imaging systems are characterized by the independent design of optics, sensors,

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 00:00
- 23:00
https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/pp22
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Big data in terms of volume, intensity, and complexity is one of the main challenges to s

Prof. Anthony Lee, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 15:00
- 16:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/98278121288
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It is now fairly common to use Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) algorithms for normalizing co

Thursday, February 03, 2022, 13:30
- 15:00
Building 3, Level 5, Room 5209; https://kaust.zoom.us/j/95261438154
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Mobile devices for the personalized detection of health and environmental hazards are becoming the basis for futuristic sensing technologies. In recent decades, air and environmental pollution levels have risen globally. Therefore, environmental protection must be strengthened by developing sensors that detect pollutants. The monitoring of these pollutants with high spatial coverage requires inexpensive electronic gas sensors and self-sustainable sensing systems that can be deployed everywhere. This dissertation reports on technological developments to provide solutions for inexpensive, compact, power-efficient, and easily deployable toxic gas sensors and integrated systems using semiconducting metal-oxide thin-film transistors (TFTs).
Dr. Benjamin L. Gerard is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz's UC Observatories
Wednesday, February 02, 2022, 16:30
- 17:30
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/95518154022
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Over 4000 exoplanets---planets beyond the Solar System---have been discovered since the first Nobel prize-winning exoplanet detection around a Sun-like star in 1995. The majority of these exoplanets have been detected by indirect methods, inferring the presence of the exoplanet by observing the star
Matti Noack, Research Fellow, Control Engineering, Technische Universität Ilmenau
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 13:00
- 14:00
Building 1, Level 4, Room 4214
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Robotic systems are well-known to be highly nonlinear processes due to their complex kinematics. The identification of the corresponding system dynamics plays an important role in obtaining an adequate model which is especially hard under changing parametric circumstances. Furthermore, precise knowledge of the state is crucial for a large variety of control tasks. Sparse sensor setups make these problems more challenging due to significant noise impact. For designing an efficient and robust algorithm, an integral transform approach is proposed exploiting the robotic system structure. Specifically, the Modulating Function Method is introduced in the context of multi-body systems for fixed-time parameter and state estimation. An adaptive observer structure is presented in order to give an impression of the general methodology and the related research questions.
Konrad Grabiszewski, Instructional Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 12:00
- 13:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/96304221253
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Backward induction, the cornerstone of dynamic game theory, is the classical algorithm applied to solve finite dynamic games with perfect and complete information. While theoretically sound and beautiful in its simplicity, backward induction does not perform so well when it comes to predicting human behavior. The objective of this seminar is twofold. First, we will understand what backward induction is and how to apply it on game-theoretic trees. Second, we will answer the question of whether backward induction is a good model of how people make choices in dynamic interactions.
Prof. Johann Reger, Automation and Systems Engineering, Technische Universität Ilmenau
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 1, Level 4, Room 4214
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In this talk an inversion-based control approach is presented for the generation and stabilization of a periodic orbit in a multi-link triple pendulum on a cart. To this end, a nominal trajectory is generated by formulating the posture transition problem as a two-point Boundary Value Problem (BVP) in an input-output representation. For solvability of the BVP, a setup function is introduced such that additional parameters are provided in the differential equation of the internal dynamics. Based on the linearized dynamics about the nominal trajectory, a linear-quadratic-Gaussian controller is implemented to compensate for measurement noise, model uncertainties, and external disturbances. This way we force a triple pendulum to move along a non-trivial periodic orbit and render it attractive. The high performance and accuracy of our approach is illustrated on an experimental setup.
Prof. Giuseppe Di Fazio, Department of Mathematics, University Of Catania, Italy
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 15:00
- 17:00
Building 1,Level 4, Room 4102
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Elliptic PDEs are ubiquitous both in Mathematics and in applications of Mathematics. Regularity of generalized solutions is a fundamental issue necessary to handle in a proper way if one wants to obtain qualitative information about solutions. My goal is to introduce the audience to the topic of regularity for elliptic PDEs under assumptions on the coefficients that are of minimal requirements
Monday, January 24, 2022, 12:00
- 13:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/98631999457
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Dynamic programming is an efficient technique to solve optimization problems. It is based on decomposing the initial problem into simpler ones and solving these sub-problems beginning from the simplest ones.
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:00
- 13:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97114085704
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After a quick overview of the ECE Graduate Seminar logistics, I will share the progression of our team’s work in the field of compact integrated on-board EV charging.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 18:15
- 20:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/91629656542
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Highly integrated and customizable systems have been a principal focus of development for parenteral and oral drug administration. Extensive work has been done to optimize drug efficacy via localized delivery and dosage control providing new ways for accomplishing targeted therapeutic effects. However, many challenges and opportunities for advancement remain. One promising research path is introducing novel microfabrication methods or engineering discoveries in concept realization, making devices more versatile and effective.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 11:00
- 12:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/98533448697
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This thesis studies novel and efficient computational sampling methods for applications in three types of stochastic inversion problems: seismic waveform inversion, filtering problems, and static parameter estimation.
Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:00
- 18:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/j/5063529298
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Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) offers many benefits over established radio frequency-based communication links. In particular, high beam directivity generates efficient power usage and high-speed data services. Moreover, due to its ease of deployment, high transmission security, license-free operation, and insensitivity to interference, the OWC link is becoming an attractive solution for the next generation of communication systems.
Prof. Eric Feron, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thursday, December 23, 2021, 13:00
- 13:00
https://cemse.kaust.edu.sa/robotokaust
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We are excited to announce the KAUST Research Conference on Robotics and Autonomy 2022, which will be held on Feb 28 - March 2, 2022 (#RobotoKAUST). The conference will address the most recent trends of robotics application in a range of disciplines. The conference will give space for presentations and discussions of systems, items, and methods related to robotics and autonomy. As part of this event, we are accepting poster abstract submissions.
Prof. Yuxuan Hu, Xidian University, China
Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:30
- 14:00
https://kaust.zoom.us/s/97004787600
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Signal transduction is the primary mechanism for cell-cell communication and scRNA-seq technology holds great promise for studying this communication at high levels of resolution. Signaling pathways are highly dynamic and cross-talk among them is prevalent. Due to these two features, simply examining expression levels of ligand and receptor genes cannot reliably capture the overall activities of signaling pathways and the interactions among them.