-By Taruna Rapaka
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).
What was your main subject during your undergraduate degree? Why did you choose it?
As my education had a multidisciplinary aspect, I had to study a wide range of subjects, including mechanics, physics and computer and electrical engineering, etc. I majored in signals and systems to achieve a more in-depth level of training in electrical engineering and artificial intelligence, as I was fascinated by the technological breakthroughs in these fields.
Why have you chosen to pursue a M.S./Ph.D. at KAUST?
I believe that the M.S./Ph.D. program, and KAUST’s unique research environment, will help me build my future career.
When did your interest in electrical engineering begin? What are your research interests?
During my undergraduate studies, I developed a passion for themes related to fields of electrical engineering and machine learning, including telecommunication and deep learning, which later on became my research interests.
What do you do in your spare time? What are you passionate about?
I enjoy watching anime and reading manga and enjoy spending time with my friends. I am also passionate about Japanese culture.
What is your future outlook?
I intend to become a professor.
Can you give a piece of advice to students who plan to pursue a M.S./Ph.D. at KAUST?
Work hard and make smart decisions to help you achieve your dream career.