Nojood Almayouf is a PhD student in the Distributed Systems and Autonomy (DSA) Lab within the Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Control (RISC) Research Initiative. She is working under the supervision of Prof. Shinkyu Park.


  • PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (May 2021 - now).
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (Aug 2017 - Dec 2019).
  • B.S. (with first honor) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Effat University, Saudi Arabia (Jan 2013 - Jun 2017).

Professional Profile

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for ECE 271A/ME 221A: Linear Control Systems Course by Prof. Shinkyu Park, KAUST (Aug 2022 - Dec 2022)
  • Faculty member, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (Apr 2019 - May 2021).
  • Visiting graduate student, Stanford University, United States (Jun 2017 - Aug 2017).
  • Visiting student researcher, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (May 2016 - Apr 2017) and (Aug 2015 - Sep 2015).

Honors and Awards

  • KAUST Fellowship, (Aug 2017 - Dec 2019) and (May 2021 - now).
  • Dean’s list, Effat University (2014 and 2017).
  • Best Poster Award in the 6th Saudi Arabia Smart Grid (SASG) Conference (Dec 2016).
  • Third place winner in the First GCC Robotics Competition, by IEEE, IET and SACGC (Dec 2015).
  • Ministry of Education Scholarship for her undergraduate study at Effat University (Jan 2013 - Jun 2017).


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Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics