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. 
A team of KAUST researchers have won first place in the Digital Research track at the inaugural Digital Innovation Awards held on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the awards aim to “enhance the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in digital research and development” in Saudi Arabia.

On April 30th 2020, Professor Tareq Al-Naffouri delivered a talk on Optimal Regularization in Estimation, Detection, and Classification. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the talk was delivered online via Zoom.

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This year, the ISL team attended the 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium. A team of Professor Tareq Al-Naffouri, Xing Lui and Tarig Ballal co-authored the Conference Publication titled GNSS Attitude Determination Using a Constrained Wrapped Least Squares Approach. The publication focused on GNSS Attitude Determination.

Since February 2020, ISL student Mohammed Al-Sharif has been participating in an internship at the California Institute of Technology. He was working with renowned Professor Babak Hassibi at Caltech's Electrical Engineering department.

The topic they are working on is indoor localization based on Riemannian optimization.

ISL scientists have developed a hybrid sensor network that overcomes the shortcomings of acoustic and optical waves. Acoustic and optical waves are two of the most commonly used underwater wireless communication systems.

The rapid growth of the world’s population demands more natural resources, food, and space. World renowned physicist Stephan Hawking has argued that soon we will require another world to live on because we are running out of space and natural resources.