The Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division is one of the three Divisions of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology).

Academic Programs and Research

Research in the CEMSE Division clusters into four main areas and offers four degree-granting programs:
Applied Mathematics & Computational Sciences Program
Research Area

Mathematical analysis, including modeling and simulations with applications to physical, chemical, biological and environmental processes; materials science; oil exploration and reservoir management.

Computer Science Program
Research Area

Computer science and big data, including bioinformatics; and visual and extreme computing.

Electrical Engineering Program
Research Area

Electrical engineering, including the development of communication networks; CMOS integrated circuits; electronic and optics/photonics devices; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); various types of sensors, measurement and detection devices; as well as functional- and nano-materials.

Statistics Program
Research Area

Statistics and data science, including climate science, environmental statistics, and biostatistics.

Research in the CEMSE Division is driven by independent faculty labs and three Research Centers with which Faculty can affiliate to perform applied, goal-oriented research. Centers affiliated with the Division include:​
In addition, from time to time, the Division undertakes special exploratory and collaborative research initiatives, currently in:
  • Sensors,
  • Uncertainty Quantification,
  • TIC Solid State Lighting at KAUST,
  • Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at KAUST.
Tony Cai, Jianqing Fan, Christian Jensen, Andrey Rzhetsky, Matt Wand, Wei Zhao
Monday, March 19, 08:00
- 17:00
Building 9, Level 2, Hall 2
Dr. Michael Waterman, Professor of Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science University of Southern California, USA
Monday, December 05, 08:00
- 18:00
Engineering Science Hall (bldg.9), Level 2, Lecture Hall 2
Prof. Xavier Bresson, NTU, Singapore
Tuesday, April 23, 12:00
- 13:00
B9, Hall 2
Dr. Akira KINJO, Associate Professor, Institute for Protein Research
Monday, November 13, 14:00
- 15:00
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5209
Adeeb Noor, Assistant professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Sunday, December 02, 12:30
- 13:30
Building 2, Room 5220
Ken Takai, Ph.D, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Tuesday, December 11, 14:30
- 16:00
Building 3, Level 5, Room 5220
Christian Claudel, Assistant Professor, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at UT-Austin
Wednesday, September 04, 10:00
- 11:00
Building 5, Level 5, Room 5209
Prof. Xavier Bresson, Data Science and AI Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
Wednesday, April 24, 09:00
- 17:00
Auditorium 0215 (between Bldg. 4 and 5)
Prof. Xavier Bresson, Data Science and AI Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
Thursday, April 25, 09:00
- 17:00
Auditorium 0215 (between Bldg. 4 and 5)
Fenglong Ma, Research Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Tuesday, March 26, 12:00
- 13:00
B1 L4 Room 4214