Machine learning techniques can provide accurate forecasting of the spread of viruses during pandemics. Under the supervision of Ying Sun and Fouzi Harrou, Yasminah Alali developed an approach that removes human bias and assumptions, predicting pandemic evolution more accurately.
Prof. Peter Markowich has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). IMA Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have shown demonstrable achievement and competence in the development or application of mathematics.
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.