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The KAUST 2012 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) will be held January 14-29, 2012 with a special opening evening on January 13. WEP aims to broaden our intellectual horizons and stretch our collective imaginations. Through an expansive offering of courses, workshops, lectures and cultural and recreational activities, WEP is a time to discover new fields of interest and to be inspired.

 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cornell Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing Clinic

Location: Auditorium - Between Building 2 & 3 (across from Lina's Cafe, Level 0)

By Chad Carlos | Faran Siddiqi | Steven Gal | Wesley Sine

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS COURSE WHICH IS LISTED BELOW;;Your APPLICATION is to be sent by 20 December 2011 to Faran Siddiqi at faran.siddiqi@kaust.edu.sa;;The goals of ... more

Biological Economics and Decision-making

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Giorgio Coricelli | Soo Hong Chew

The biological revolution of the last 40 years has now positioned modern science to tackle one of the deepest and most vexing problems of the modern era - the biological basis of human choice. A large ... more

See it at the nanoscale - Core Lab Lectures & Demos

Location: Building 9 - 3224

By Rachid Sougrat

This course will focus on the theory, fundamental operating principles and specimen (sample) preparation techniques of the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) ... more
Introduction by Prof. Tareq Al-Naffouri and Prof. Slim Alouini.;;Network information theory studies the fundamental limits of reliable transmission of information in multi-terminal systems. While netw ... more

Collaborative Visual Analytics Environments

Location: Building 1 - 2418 - Multi-Purpose Room

By Falko Kuester

The complexity and amount of data scientists are confronted with in today’s research domains challenge our ability to visualize information accurately and efficiently. Information acquired with modern ... more

Secure digital communications

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By William Roundell

You are in a room with 100 people and want to accomplish two things.;;First, to send messages in secret to an individual on the opposite side whom you have never met or previously corresponded.;;There ... more

Living Gifts’ 2011 Poster Exhibit: Acknowledging a year of Giving at KAUST

Location: Building 20, Lobby of the Auditorium

By Abdullah Almojel

Exhibition of posters of winners from 2011 in the lobby outside the Auditorium;;Opening of the poster exhibit by Dr. Almojel;;All winners will be invited to be at the opening session to meet with view ... more

Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By KAUST Museum

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the grea ... more

Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By KAUST Museum

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the grea ... more

Museum Tour

Location: KAUST Museum

By KAUST Museum

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the grea ... more
This Symposium will be conducted on Saturday 14 (afternoon) and Sunday 15 (Morning).;;The leading scientists from US, Europe, and KSA will talk about most compelling environmental and climate problems ... more

Nanosatellite Development Workshop

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Jack Cackler

This event will be a rapid-prototyping workshop with the purpose of learning how to build a satellite from scratch, which will be launched into orbit during 2012. Students taking the seminars will lea ... more

A Modern Mathematical View of an Uncertain World

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Ibrahim Hoteit | Jan Hesthaven | Omar Ghattas | Omar Knio | Raul Tempone | Tim Palmer

Computational predictions often form the basis for critical decisions in engineering, financial markets, environmental studies, and many other fields. Today, rapid development of computer hardware all ... more

Introduction to Cancer Biology

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Alajati Abdullah

TBC

Capturing and Rendering 360-Degree 3D Images in CAVEs

Location: Building 1 - 2418 - Multi-Purpose Room

By Falko Kuester

Capturing and displaying large (multi-hundred megapixel) stereo images requires specialized capture hardware, processing techniques and display capabilities. In this presentation we describe the techn ... more

Nanosatellite Development Workshop

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Jack Cackler

This event will be a rapid-prototyping workshop with the purpose of learning how to build a satellite from scratch, which will be launched into orbit during 2012. Students taking the seminars will lea ... more

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh | Wendy Keyes

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh | Wendy Keyes

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

WebGL and Google Maps

Location: Auditorium - Building 20

By Bill Baxter | Gustavo Chavez

WebGL is a new web technology that allows web developers to harness the incredible power of modern Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to create stunning 3D graphics right in the browser without plug-ins ... more