KAUST Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Tareq Al-Naffouri, has been awarded the 2022 Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Arab Researchers Award in the Agriculture and Technology field. The award honors research that significantly contributes to solving local, regional, and global problems.

By David Murphy
 
The research work of KAUST Ph.D. student Rawan Alghamdi was announced as the runner-up prize winner in the IEEE Competition on Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) Beyond 5G and 6G, as part of the "Connecting the World from the Skies" Forum. 

Prof Tareq Al-Naffouri gave a keynote address at The 5th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking. The title of his talk was “Towards Robust & Accurate Localization: A Manifold Optimization Approach”. The conference was held online from 12 to 14 December 2022.

Nour Kouzayha, a postdoctoral research fellow based in the KAUST Information Science Lab (ISL), recently won the Best Poster Award at the Technology Innovation Institute’s (TII) Abu Dhabi 6G Summit 2022. Dr. Kouzayha received the award for her poster titled "Coverage and Mobility Analysis of Aerial Users in Integrated HAPS-Ground Wireless Networks." 
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.