Amazingly, the research area I work in, seeks to enable visual sensors to perceive reality like human eyes. On the other side, KAUST is a place where our minds are stretched to perceive worlds as others do.
Khaled Abu-Jbara PhD Student, EE

Education Profile

  • M. Sc., Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • B. Sc., Electrical Engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • Kuwait University Award for the best employee in EE department, 2013
  • Kuwait University Award for the top students of the B.Sc. Class, 2008-2011
  • Student Honor list, Kuwait University, 2007-2011
  • Kuwait University Scholarship for Bachelor Degree, The Minister of Higher Education, Kuwait, 2007

Khaled Abu-Jbara is a Ph. D. candidate in the Computational Imaging Group (VCCIMAGING) under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Heidrich at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

Education and Early Career

Khaled Abu Jbara received his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, with Distinction, First Class Honors, from Kuwait University (KUNIV), Kuwait in August 2011. He worked as an Administrative Engineer and Teacher Assistant at Kuwait University, Electrical Engineering Department. After that, he joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as a master student of Electrical Engineering in 2013. He completed his masters in 2015 under the supervision of Professor Ganesh Sundaramorthi. Afterwards, he started the doctoral degree in the same track publishing in the aerial automation research.

Research Interest

He has been doing research under the VCC (Visual Computing Center) at KAUST. His research interests include computer vision, developing visual recognition systems for autonomous vehicles. Currently, his research is devoted to the computation imaging, precisely the anaglyph microscopy.

Honors and Awards

Khaled received many awards during his studies. In 2007, he was honored by the Minister of Higher Education the Kuwait University Scholarship for Bachelor Degree at 8th Place at high school for 98.8%.he was in the Student Honor list at Kuwait University from 2007 to 2011. He won the Kuwait University Award for the top students of the bachelor class from 2008 to 2011. In 2013, he was awarded the Kuwait University Award for the best employee in Electrical Engineering department.

Selected Publications

In 2015, Khaled participated in the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Denver, USA to publish the paper titled “A robust vision-based runway detection and tracking algorithm for automatic UAV landing”. The paper was co-authored with Wael Alheadary, Ganesh Sundaramorthi and Christian Claudel.