Pratik Nag will join KAUST this fall as a Ph.D. candidate and member of the KAUST Environmental Statistics research group under the supervision of Professor Ying Sun. Pratik holds a master's degree in statistical quality control and operation research, and a bachelor's degree in statistics, from the Indian Statistical Institute and the University of Calcutta, India.
Omar Knio, KAUST professor of applied mathematics and computational science, has assumed the role of Interim Dean of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division. Professor Knio succeeds former CEMSE Dean Professor Mootaz Elnozahy, who will now assume the role of Special Advisor to the KAUST President in the areas of open online learning and cybersecurity.
KAUST Assistant Professor Xiaohang Li was recently selected to the inaugural Georgia Tech Alumni Association 40 Under 40 class. From an initial pool of over 250 individuals, Li and 39 of his peers were successfully nominated by a committee of 26 Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders. Each nominee was scored using a 25-point rubric system.
Sahar Ammar will join KAUST this fall as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the Networking Research Lab and Communication Theory Lab under the co-supervision of Professor Basem Shihada and Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini. The multidisciplinary engineering graduate will join the University from Tunisia Polytechnic School (TPS).
Konstantin Burlachenko holds a master’s degree in computer science from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia. After graduating from BMSTU, he worked in several prominent Moscow companies, such as Huawei, NVIDIA, and Yandex. He joined KAUST in August 2020 as a Ph.D. candidate and member of Professor Peter Richtarik's Optimization and Machine Learning Lab.
Stefanos Georgiadis is an applied mathematics graduate who will join KAUST from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Athens, Greece. Stefanos will join KAUST this fall as a Ph.D. candidate and member of the Applied Partial Differential Equations (AppliedPDE) research group under the supervision of Professor Athanasios Tzavaras.
Feng Liang is a computer science and engineering graduate who will join KAUST from the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. Feng will join the University this fall as a M.S. candidate and member of the KAUST Nanovisualization Research Group under the supervision of Professor Ivan Viola.
Yiming Yang is an electronic science and technology graduate who will join KAUST from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). Yiming will join KAUST as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the KAUST Integrated Microwaves Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology Research Group under the supervision of Professor Atif Shamim. After completing his studies, Yiming aspires to be a productive researcher in antenna and microwave circuit design.
Kilichbek Haydarov is a graduate student who will join KAUST from Uzbekistan. He will join KAUST as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the KAUST Computer Vision, Content AI research group under the supervision of Professor Mohamed Elhoseiny. Kilichbek obtained his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Sejong University, South Korea.
Dhanu Chettri holds a master’s degree in electronic and communication engineering from Manipur University, India. Before joining KAUST, he worked as a senior project fellow at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI). Dhanu will join KAUST this fall as a Ph.D. candidate and member of the Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Xiaohang Li.
Xiaotian Jin is a graduate of Wenzhou-Kean University in China (a campus of Kean University in the USA). Xiaotian will join KAUST this fall as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics research group under the supervision of Professor David Bolin.
Miguel Ángel Álvarez Ballesteros is a physics graduate from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Miguel will join KAUST this fall as a M.S./Ph.D. candidate and member of the KAUST Computational Probability research group under the supervision of Professor Ajay Jasra.