Nazek El-Atab, a research scientist based in the KAUST MMH Labs, was recently named amongst the MIT Technology Review Arabia’s "MENA Innovators Under 35 (IU35)" for 2020. Together with nine other trailblazers, El-Atab was acknowledged by a leading panel of academic and industry experts as being among the young innovators “who are advancing science and technology” in the MENA region.
Nazek El-Atab, a research scientist based in the KAUST MMH Labs, has been selected to participate in the Rising Stars 2020 Academic Career Workshop for Women in EECS. Rising Stars is an intensive workshop aimed at increasing the numbers of women interested in pursuing academic careers in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering (EECS). The workshop, which was launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012, will take place virtually from November 9-10, 2020, and will be hosted by the University of California, Berkeley.
Muhammad Hussain, KAUST professor of electrical engineering and PI of the MMH Labs, was recently chosen as one of six finalists in the KAUST Community COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. The event, organized by KAUST Innovation and Economic Development, sought to generate community-driven solutions to challenges faced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
KAUST, like many other international research institutions, is no different in its approach to addressing our current need for continuous and uninterrupted distance learning. E-learning has proved effective in theoretical and mathematically-oriented disciplines, where access to a computer locally or over the cloud is all that is required.
Winning a group-wide award such as the recent CES Innovation Award 2020 is becoming a regular occurrence for one of KAUST’s most innovative laboratories. Since its inception, the KAUST MMH Labs has acted as a space where some of the leading minds at KAUST come together to create the future of technology today.
Nazek El-Atab, a postdoctoral research fellow, based in the KAUST MMH Labs has been chosen to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. After completing a thorough multi-stage application and selection process, El-Atab was selected to participate in the event scheduled to take place from June 28 to July 3, in Lindau, Germany.
KAUST alumna Joanna Nassar recently won the Best Innovation Award in the Tech for a Better World category at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, U.S., from January 7-10. Nassar, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, received the award for her research as part of the KAUST MMH Labs research group’s development of a wearable technology tagging prototype called Bluefin.