Researchers from the KAUST High-Performance Visualization Group (VCCVIS) have won the IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis) 2020 Best Paper Award at the IEEE Visualization Conference (IEEE VIS) 2020. Held virtually from October 25-30, IEEE VIS 2020 brought together a host of researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to discuss advances in theory, methods and visual analytics applications.
Bernard Ghanem, KAUST associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, recently received the 2020 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers for ''Machine Learning and Big Data.''
A KAUST-designed symbolic algorithm to solve nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) has been selected for inclusion in the current version of the computer algebra system (CAS) Maple 2020. The global symbolic and numeric computing software system—developed by the Canadian company Waterloo Maple (Maplesoft)—is widely used by scientists, engineers, and researchers to analyze, visualize, and solve mathematical problems.

Three papers presented at IEEE VIS 2020 authored by the Nanovisualization group at KAUST!
1. Our new 3D rapid modeling technique for creating mescoscale models, developed together with Scripps Research, Nanographics, and TU Wien,
Austria: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030415

The Nanovisualization group at KAUST has collaborated with AIT and TU Wien, Austria and Imperial College London, UK on the development of a new 3D visualization technique for In-Silico Design for DNA-Nanotechnology. This work is published in NAR:

We are proudly announcing that Dr. Ciril Bohak has joined VCC as a Postdoctoral researcher of Computer Science in October, 2020. Ciril Bohak is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A novel KAUST-Stanford University research paper by Panos Achlioptas (Stanford), Ahmed Abdelreheem (KAUST), Fei Xia (Stanford), Mohamed Elhoseiny (KAUST) and Leonidas Guibas (Stanford) was accepted for presentation at the 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2020).
As bioscience and medicine progress, we are now able to live with diseases, which were once a death sentence. And we are rapidly discovering new interactions at the microscopic level that give us insight into the engines of life. However, as research gets more complicated, the layperson gets left further and further behind. Even those who trust the work of scientists can feel overwhelmed when attempting to read the latest research.
Konstantin Mishchenko, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Peter Richtárik, has been selected as one of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s (AAAI) 12 Outstanding Program Committee Members for 2020. Mishchenko was presented with a certificate in recognition of his outstanding service at AAAI-20 held in New York from February 7-12.
KAUST computer science Ph.D. student Jinhui Xiong recently won the best paper award at the 24th International Symposium on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization. The symposium took place from September 30 to October 2, 2019, at the University of Rostock, Germany, and provided the opportunity for researchers to discuss a wide range of topics in computer science, including computer graphics, vision, visualization and visual analytics.