Research projects are flexible. You can decide the project with your assigned KAUST faculty advisor at the beginning of the program. 

Examples of Research Projects Offered in SSI 2021:

‌For the majority of interns, over a period of 8-12 weeks you will work on a research project which will focus on key areas of research. The research project will be mentored by leading scholars and experts.

Mathematics, statistics, and computer science students will spend the first few weeks in a class-based program (this is to be confirmed).

Previous examples of projects done under the supervision of KAUST faculty:


Atif Shamim
  • The Internet of Marine Animals
Bernard Ghanem
  • Detection of medical pills using deep learning methods
  • TrackingNet 2.0: An extension for a large-scale dataset and benchmark for object tracking
Boon Ooi
  • Optical Fiber Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Early Detection of Red Palm Weevil
Diogo Gomes
  • Why do not flights go in a straight line?
Ivan Viola
  • Visual Representation of the Interaction Between X-Rays and Crystalline Solids
Jeff Shamma
  • Control System Design for Autonomous Ground Robots Using Platooning
Jurgen Kosel
  • Analysis of Magnetic Nano-Materials for Biomedical Applications
Khaled Salama
  • Fabrication of IDEs for highly sensitive chemi-resistive gas sensor for NO2 detection
  • Flexible organic field-effect transistors (OFET) platform for gas and bio-sensing applications
Marc Genton
  • Detecting Cyber-Attacks in Modern Power Systems using Statistical Monitoring Technique
Marco Canini
  • Accelerating distributed deep learning with preemptive priority-based communication scheduling
Meriem Laleg
  • Classification of Cardiovascular Measurements
  • Model-based Characterization of Cardiovascular Hemodynamic for the Diagnosis of Diseases
  • Quantum-based Signal Analysis of Arterial Blood Pressure Waveform
Muhammad Mustafa Hussain
  • Aquatic ammonia sensor using laser-induced 3D graphene foams
  • DIY salinity sensor with interdigitated electrodes for fisheries
  • Physically Compliant Microfluidic System for Monitoring Fluid Transport
  • Simplified Low-Cost Accelerometer for Monitoring Earthquakes
Peter Wonka
  • Convolutional Neural Networks Classifying Windows in Buildings Façades
Robert Hoehndorf
  • A Tool Utilizing Patient-Disease Phenotypic Similarities to Support Diagnostics of Infectious Disease
  • Predicting Drug Resistance of Malaria Parasite from Gene Expression Data
  • Protein Prediction Structure and Function through AlphaFold Method
Shehab Ahmed
  • Modeling and Simulation of Piezoelectric Generator
  • Thermal Modeling and Cooling System Optimization to Stabilize Battery Temperature
  • Wind Turbine Modelling and Simulation for Synchronous Generator Losses Stage 1: Wind Turbine Modelling and Simulation for Analyzing Wind Data
Tareq Al-Naffouri
  • Improved Ultrasonic Indoor Localization System
  • Towards Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Underwater Optical Wireless Communications
Xiangliang Zhang
  • Representing Meaning: Arabic Word Embedding
  • Trajectory Representation Learning
Xin Gao
  • Gene Expression Based Cell Line Prediction
Ying Wu
  • Wave manipulation with coiling-up space