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.
Prof. Nasir Memon, Vice Dean for Academics and Student Affairs and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Sunday, January 26, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 9, Level 2, Hall 2
Prof. Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo, University of Luxembourg, SnT, CritiX
Thursday, October 17, 11:00
- 12:00
Building 9, Level 3, Room 3223
Prof. Alexander I. Bobenko, Technische Universität Berlin
Wednesday, April 03, 12:00
- 13:00
B9 L2 Lecture Hall 2
Dr. Anshul Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Sunday, December 01, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 1, Level 2, Room 2202
Xiaohui Chang, Assistant Professor, College of Business at Oregon State University
Thursday, September 10, 14:30
- 16:00
B1 L4 Room 4102
Dr. Xiuxian Li, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Monday, September 09, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Hall 1
Sunday, February 16, 12:30
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Hall 1, Room 2322
Guido Montufar, Assistant Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Wednesday, January 29, 13:00
- 14:30
Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119
Sunday, November 10, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Hall 1, Room 2322
Sunday, November 24, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Hall 1, Room 2322