Jian Weng’s journey to becoming a researcher began two decades ago when his family acquired their first computer. KAUST’s newest assistant professor of computer science was instantly fascinated by this seemingly “magical device” and quickly became driven by a desire to understand its inner workings. 
The KAUST 2023 Workshop on Statistics showcased the significant impact of statistics and data science in various fields, including health, the environment, and renewable energy, emphasizing their importance in shaping a better and more sustainable future.
Two papers from KAUST's Visual Computing Center were recognized at IEEE VIS 2023, with one introducing a new method for detecting and visualizing vortex structures in 2D fluid flows, and the other presenting a framework for physicalizing biological structures as 3D-printed models.