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January 14|25 2018

The future of blurred boundaries between humans and machines is a recurrent theme in science fiction. This future is today.

Join us for two weeks of discussions, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and cultural and recreational events that will inspire our shared vision for a brighter, human-machine future. 

Is the future human?

Sensors monitor our state, health and behavior, relaying this data to configure a digital signature that is as much part of us as our biometric traits. Fed at petabyte levels, our digital signatures allow increasingly powerful machine learning algorithms to learn from the continuous data streams we generate and anticipate our needs and behaviors as consumers. 

Machine learning algorithms can increasingly mimic the function of our brain and will soon establish a direct interface that allows for the seamless control of robots. Robots are endowed with powerful sensorial capacities in order to interact with other humans, as well as their robotic avatars, through virtual networks that may eventually replace much of our human-to-human interactions. 

While this human-machine future offers to bring about unlimited potential, it also creates risks—of losing our privacy and the social traits inherent to our human nature. We live in a world where machines are increasingly embedded in our everyday lives. Machines shape our individual identities, social interactions, and society as a whole. During the 2018 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), we invite you to immerse yourself in a diverse and stimulating program, touching on the opportunities and risks of a future where the boundaries between machines and humans will become even more diffuse. 

 



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Student Breakfast Orientation

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Marie-Laure Boulot

Start your WEP with an orientation session with Professor Omar Knio, Chair of the 2018 Enrichment Programs, and Marie Laure Boulot, Manager at the Enrichment Programs.   This event is a nice gat ... more

Build Your Sensor Network 1/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2223 ≤ 36

By Mohamed Norain

Build Your Sensor Network Using Basic Sensors and ARM Microprocessors During this workshop, 25 participants will learn how to build a basic sensor network using set of sensors, BLE transceiver, ... more

Tell Your Story Using Story Maps 1/2

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2221 ≤ 18

By Colleen Campbell | Matthijs van Waveren | Ute Langner

Story Maps serves as a tool to facilitate the presentation of projects with spatial or geographical context. It enables the user to effectively tell his/her story by combining narration with images an ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 1/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with David Edwards

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By David Edwards

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series *Speaker to be confirmed David Edwards, a creator, writer and educator who teaches at Harvard University, will be interviewed during WEP as part of the Facebook On-A ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 14

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 14

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 14

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Art, Science and the Invention of Things That Last

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By David Edwards

  Aesthetic Creation Aesthetic creation involves a close collaboration between discovery, invention and cultural exhibition, as well as between learning and producing value. It is typified by t ... more

WEP Hub Tour - Sunday 14

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Join us for a short guided tour around the Library HUB! Many of the WEP events will be concentrated in the HUB and we don't want you to miss out on any of them.  We value your feedback and ... more

Make. Building CNC Machines 1/2

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Daniel Bryant | Jens Schneider | Myraida Rivera Marzan | Peter Rautek

CNC: At the Heart of Modern Machine Automation Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is the execution of pre-programmed sequences of machine control commands. It is the technology at the heart of modern m ... more

Discovering the World While Creating It

Location: Building 19, Level 1, Mosti Auditorium

By David Edwards

David Edwards, a creator, writer, and educator, teaches at Harvard University and is founder and director of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France. His work, which spans the arts and sciences, has been feat ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 2/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Writing From the Reader's Perspective 1/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

Improve your scientific writing skills What is the purpose of a scientific article? Is it the mere presentation or rather communication of information and thought? An article describing a great scie ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Todd Nims

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Todd Nims

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Todd Nims *Speaker to be confirmed Todd Nims is the film producer at the Kingdom's state-of-the-art cultural center for inspiring creativity, the King Abdulaziz ... more

Opening Night: Lights On!

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Todd Nims

WEP 2018 KICKS OFF On January 14th , WEP 2018 starts by a welcoming address by KAUST Interim President Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr. Followed by the screening of the movie JOUD. Presenter: Todd Nims, Pr ... more
Monday, January 15, 2018

Build Your Sensor Network 2/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2223 ≤ 36

By Mohamed Norain

Build Your Sensor Network Using Basic Sensors and ARM Microprocessors During this workshop, 25 participants will learn how to build a basic sensor network using set of sensors, BLE transceiver, ... more

Tell Your Story Using Story Maps 2/2

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2221 ≤ 18

By Colleen Campbell | Matthijs van Waveren | Ute Langner

Story Maps serves as a tool to facilitate the presentation of projects with spatial or geographical context. It enables the user to effectively tell his/her story by combining narration with images an ... more

The Science of Storytelling 1/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Science and technology have vital roles to play in helping solve the world’s great challenges Science and technology have great potential for solving local and global issues. In order to contri ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 3/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 15

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 15

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 15

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Interfacing Sensors To Micro Controllers

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Mohamed Norain

This lecture will cover the most common interface and interface techniques between sensors and microcontrollers. The presentation will introduce the pros and cons of each interface type including anal ... more

The Science of Storytelling 2/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Science and technology have vital roles to play in helping solve the world’s great challenges Science and technology have great potential for solving local and global issues. In order to contri ... more

Make. Building CNC Machines 2/2

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Daniel Bryant | Jens Schneider | Myraida Rivera Marzan | Peter Rautek

Make. Building CNC Machines  Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is the execution of pre-programmed sequences of machine control commands. It is the technology at the heart of modern machine automa ... more

Klungbot Workshop 1/2

Location: Building 19, Level 1, Mosti Auditorium

By Eko Budi

Klungbot, A Robot That Plays Angklung Angklung is a traditional musical instrument made from bamboo that UNESCO acknowledged as Indonesia's cultural heritage in 2010. Recently, a group from the Depar ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 4/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Writing From the Reader's Perspective 2/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

Improve your scientific writing skills What is the purpose of a scientific article? Is it the mere presentation or rather communication of information and thought? An article describing a great scie ... more

Build and program your Lego Mindstorm EV3

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Atlab Ltd.

During this workshop, 30 participants will build a Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot and learn how to program commands;This 3-hours workshop will cover:  - An introduction of the EV3 Kit. - A ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Carolyn Porco

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Carolyn Porco

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Carolyn Porco *Speaker to be confirmed Carolyn Porco led NASA's imaging science team on the Cassini mission in orbit around Saturn.   Facebook&n ... more

Cassini: The Journey and the Legacy

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By Carolyn Porco

An international mission to explore, in depth, the Saturnian system –the planet Saturn and its magnetosphere, glorious rings, and many moons- begun over 27 years ago. After seven years of deve ... more

Star Trek (2009)

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Carolyn Porco

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family. The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with M ... more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Advanced runners, register now to improve your running techniques with an Olympic runner  This advanced running academy is managed by Saudi Olympic professional runner, Abdullah A ... more

Program Your Own Swarm 1/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2221 ≤ 18

By Andrew Vardy

Program Your Own Swarm of (Simulated) Robots Swarm robotics is the study of multi-robot systems inspired by animal collectives (e.g. ants and bees). One of the main ideas of swarm robotics is that th ... more

Build Your Sensor Network 3/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2223 ≤ 36

By Mohamed Norain

Build Your Sensor Network Using Basic Sensors and ARM Microprocessors During this workshop, 25 participants will learn how to build a basic sensor network using set of sensors, BLE transceiver, ... more

The Science of Storytelling 3/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Science and technology have vital roles to play in helping solve the world’s great challenges Science and technology have great potential for solving local and global issues. In order to contri ... more

Make Your Stuff Talk: Workshop & Hackathon 1/5

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Make & Create Team

Workshop & Hackathon The modern interface between humans and machines is rapidly changing with new developments such as voice control, conversational user interfaces, as well as networked haptic ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 5/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 16

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 16

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Elizabeth Churchill

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Elizabeth Churchill

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Elizabeth Churchill *Speaker to be confirmed Currently a Director of User Experience at Google, Elizabeth Churchill is an applied social scientist working ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 16

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

A keynote lecture by Fahad A. Alsherehy

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By Fahad A. Alsherehy

A keynote lecture by Fahad A. Alsherehy, VP- Technology & Innovation, SABIC. *Speaker to be confirmed SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ... more

Swarm Robotics Lecture

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Andrew Vardy

Swarm robotics is an approach to the design of multi-robot systems, which takes inspiration from social insects such as bees and ants. These insects modify their environments by moving resources to s ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 6/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Writing From the Reader's Perspective 3/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

Improve your scientific writing skills What is the purpose of a scientific article? Is it the mere presentation or rather communication of information and thought? An article describing a great scie ... more

Lab View Workshop 1

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Michel Nassar

NI Data Acquisition Workshop Mandatory Requirements:  LabVIEW 2017: http://www.ni.com/download/labview-development-system-2017/6679/en/ DAQmx 2017: http://www.ni.com/download/ni-daqm ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 16

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Learn fundamental STEM with Lego simple and powered machines

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Atlab Ltd.

During this workshop, 30 participants will explore design engineering and fundamental STEM understanding;This 3-hours workshop will cover: - An introduction of the Simple and Powered Machines ... more

Finding Shark Attacks in Data Streams

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Sebastian Steinke | Thomas Hoover

Finding Shark Attacks in Data Streams (Using Machine Learning to Detect Anomalies) In this lecture, Sebastian Steinke, a software engineer at KAUST who started to learn Machine Learning via self-dire ... more

Industry Research Teams in the Age of Intelligent Systems

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Luis Sarmento

Make it or Break it: Industry Research Teams in the Age of Intelligent Systems In this lecture, A.I. researcher Luis Sarmento, will be focusing on a special type of research teams that are being crea ... more

The Past, Present and Future of Human Computer Interaction

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By Elizabeth Churchill

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focuses on how people interact with, and are transformed by computation. Our current technology landscape is changing rapidly. Interactive applications, devices ... more

The Matrix (1999)

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG 13. A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and ... more
Beginner runners, register now to improve your running techniques with an Olympic runner  This beginners academy is managed by Saudi Olympic professional runner, Abdullah Alj ... more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Advanced runners, register now to improve your running techniques with an Olympic runner  This advanced running academy is managed by Saudi Olympic professional runner, Abdullah A ... more

Program Your Own Swarm 2/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2221 ≤ 18

By Andrew Vardy

Program Your Own Swarm of (Simulated) Robots Swarm robotics is the study of multi-robot systems inspired by animal collectives (e.g. ants and bees). One of the main ideas of swarm robotics is that th ... more

Build Your Sensor Network 4/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2223 ≤ 36

By Mohamed Norain

Build Your Sensor Network Using Basic Sensors and ARM Microprocessors During this workshop, 25 participants will learn how to build a basic sensor network using set of sensors, BLE transceiver, ... more

The Science of Storytelling 4/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Science and technology have vital roles to play in helping solve the world’s great challenges Science and technology have great potential for solving local and global issues. In order to contri ... more

Make Your Stuff Talk: Workshop & Hackathon 2/5

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Make & Create Team

Workshop & Hackathon The modern interface between humans and machines is rapidly changing with new developments such as voice control, conversational user interfaces, as well as networked haptic ... more

Klungbot Workshop 2/2

Location: Building 19, Level 1, Mosti Auditorium

By Eko Budi

Klungbot, A Robot That Plays Angklung Angklung is a traditional musical instrument made from bamboo that UNESCO acknowledged as Indonesia's cultural heritage in 2010. Recently, a group from the Depar ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 7/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 17

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 17

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Golden Ratio and Art

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg 1), Visualization Core Lab (MPR 2418)

By Al Khwarizmi Group

This lecture is an explanation of the Knowing How to See Exhibition and will be presented by Al-Khawizmi group, in particular by Professor Gabriel C. Wittum (CEMSE) and Andrea Baczynski (KAUST photogr ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 17

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 17

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

A Career with Purpose: Push Your Boundaries and Let Them Be Pushed

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By Nasser Al-Nafisee

A keynote lecture by Nasser Al-Nafisee, VP of Corporate Affairs for Saudi Aramco.  Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 8/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Writing From the Reader's Perspective 4/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

Improve your scientific writing skills What is the purpose of a scientific article? Is it the mere presentation or rather communication of information and thought? An article describing a great scie ... more

Lab View Workshop 2

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Michel Nassar

NI Data Acquisition Workshop Mandatory Requirements:  LabVIEW 2017: http://www.ni.com/download/labview-development-system-2017/6679/en/ DAQmx 2017: http://www.ni.com/download/ni-daqm ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu 

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu  Alexandru is a 23 years old - Forbes 30 under 30 Europe alumni, TIME magazine nomination for one most influential teens in the w ... more

Engineering an Affordable Self-Driving Car: My Personal Journey

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu

"More than a million people die in car accidents each year, and most of those accidents are the result of human error” Alexandru Budisteanu is 23 years old and owns a group of startups inc ... more

Surrogates (2009)

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG 13. Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate ... more
Beginner runners, register now to improve your running techniques with an Olympic runner  This beginners academy is managed by Saudi Olympic professional runner, Abdullah Alj ... more
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Advanced runners, register now to improve your running techniques with an Olympic runner  This advanced running academy is managed by Saudi Olympic professional runner, Abdullah A ... more

Program Your Own Swarm 3/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab 2221 ≤ 18

By Andrew Vardy

Program Your Own Swarm of (Simulated) Robots Swarm robotics is the study of multi-robot systems inspired by animal collectives (e.g. ants and bees). One of the main ideas of swarm robotics is that th ... more

The Science of Storytelling 5/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Science and technology have vital roles to play in helping solve the world’s great challenges Science and technology have great potential for solving local and global issues. In order to contri ... more

Make Your Stuff Talk: Workshop & Hackathon 3/5

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Make & Create Team

Workshop & Hackathon The modern interface between humans and machines is rapidly changing with new developments such as voice control, conversational user interfaces, as well as networked haptic ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 9/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 18

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 18

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Jeffrey Schnapp

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Jeffrey Schnapp

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Jeffrey Schnapp *Speaker to be confirmed Jeffrey is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard University, Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder of ... more

Underwater Robots that Explore the Oceans - Tour 1

Location: Building 27 at the Parking lot

By Thomas Hoover

The Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab operates and maintains many underwater vehicles for use in scientific applications. The lab has several gliders, which are used for continuous and autonomous ... more

Aramco Robotics Lab Tour & Presentation 1

Location: Innovation Cluster III (Bldg. 24) - Lobby in front of the Coffee Bean

By Brian Parrot | Fadl Abdel Latif | Hassane Trigui

The Intelligent Systems Team is a part of Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Department and is one of three research groups that are based at KAUST in the innovation cluster. The team was f ... more

Underwater Robots that Explore the Oceans - Tour 2

Location: Building 27 at the Parking lot

By Thomas Hoover

The Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab operates and maintains many underwater vehicles for use in scientific applications. The lab has several gliders, which are used for continuous and autonomous ... more

Underwater Robots that Explore the Oceans - Tour 3

Location: Building 27 at the Parking lot

By Thomas Hoover

The Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab operates and maintains many underwater vehicles for use in scientific applications. The lab has several gliders, which are used for continuous and autonomous ... more

The Role of Machines in Fitness and Training

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Abdullah Aljoud | Amal Baatia | Ebtisam Bakhsh | Gregory Murphy | Maher Uraijah

Join us for a discussion with Amal Baatia, Abdullah Aljoud and Ebtisam Bakhsh Amal is the first Saudi female cross-fit coach in the country, Abdullah is a Saudi runner who competed in the 2 ... more

Aramco Robotics Lab Tour & Presentation 2

Location: Innovation Cluster III (Bldg. 24) - Lobby in front of the Coffee Bean

By Brian Parrot | Fadl Abdel Latif | Hassane Trigui

The Intelligent Systems Team is a part of Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Department and is one of three research groups that are based at KAUST in the innovation cluster. The team was f ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 18

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

VR Lounge Jan 18

Location: Spine

VR Lounge is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming hub and lounge. What is VR? Well it’s rather quite simple; it’s a simulated environment in which a user is immersed thro ... more

Movability or Autonomy for Humans

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Jeffrey Schnapp

A human-centered approach to the design of smart robotic vehicles  Contrary to the feverish promises of early 20th century futurists, the romance of the road has driven humanity down a dead end. ... more

Alumni Lecture Series

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Fernando Cagua | Hanan Alshehri | Hussain Shibli | Laszlo Toth | Sultan Safin

Join us for the annual Alumni Lecture Series, a highlight in the University’s event calendar! We welcome the return to KAUST of five alumni who’ll present highlights from their work in bu ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 10/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Oussama Khatib

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Oussama Khatib

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Oussama Khatib *Speaker to be confirmed Oussama Khatib is the Director of the Robotics Lab at Stanford University.  Facebook On-Air consists of ... more

Farmers Market - Thursday

Location: Discovery Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purchase.  This ev ... more

Video Conference Lecture by Robert Langer

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 3

By Robert Langer

Robert Langer is an Institute Professor at MIT. His h-index of 233 is the highest of any engineer in history and he has over 1,130 issued and pending patents worldwide and his patents have licens ... more

Short Concert on Stage – Klungbot, the Robot

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Eko Budi

About this Musical Performance A Klungbot robot will offer a musical performance prior to the keynote lecture The Age of Human-Robot Collaboration: Deep Sea Exploration by Oussama Khatib, Director of ... more

The Age of Human-Robot Collaboration: Deep Sea Exploration

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Oussama Khatib

Deep Sea Exploration The promise of oceanic discovery has intrigued scientists and explorers for centuries, whether to study underwater ecology and climate change, or to uncover natural resources and ... more

The Science of Storytelling Awards

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Science and technology have great potential for solving local and global issues. In order to contribute effectively to social debates, decision making it is critical that scientists be able to convey ... more
Beginner runners, register now to improve your running techniques with an Olympic runner  This beginners academy is managed by Saudi Olympic professional runner, Abdullah Alj ... more
Friday, January 19, 2018

5k /8k Fun Run

Location: Harbor Sports Club

By Abdullah Aljoud | Abdullah Dehwah | Maher Uraijah | Miznah Al-Nassar

Community Life, in conjunction with WEP 2018 are hosting a 5k/8k Fun Run on Friday 19 January, starting from Harbor Sports Field with a warm up led by the Saudi Olympic runner, Abdullah Aljoud.   ... more

Robots (2005)

Location: Discovery Cinema

About this Movie In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management. We are excited ... more

Metropolis (1927)

Location: Discovery Cinema

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG-13. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, th ... more

Farmers Market - Friday

Location: Discovery Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purchase.  This ev ... more

Star Wars I (1999)

Location: Discovery Cinema

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family. The Phantom Menace: Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find ... more
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Old Jeddah Tour

Location: TBD

By Paul Bennett

WEP 2018: join us on a trip to Old Jeddah! Saturday, January 20th 2018 This fascinating trip, part of WEP 2018, includes the following: Al Tayebat Museum Safeya Binzagr Art Gallery Lunch at the ... more

Meet The Robinsons (2007)

Location: Discovery Cinema

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family. Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilb ... more

Robot & Frank (2012)

Location: Discovery Cinema

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family. Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son ... more

CANCELLED: Piano Recital

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Lukas Larisch

Please note that this event has been cancelled.   Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 CS PhD Candidate, Lukas Larisch, an accomplished and talented musician, will perform selections from Johann&nb ... more

Festival Chorus - 1/4

Location: Bldg. 20, Rehearsal Room

By John Perkins

About this event - four mandatory sessions plus a perfomance:  This course will train a Festival Chorus for a short, on-campus performance during WEP 2018. The Festival Chorus will be prepared i ... more

Eva (2011)

Location: Discovery Cinema

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG-13.  Set in 2041, humans of planet Earth now live side-by-side with androids. A well-kn ... more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

KAUST WEP Poster Exhibition Jan 21

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Present your best research during this year’s WEP KAUST Poster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs.  Interested in sharing your research with the grea ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 11/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Make. Working with CNC Machines 1

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Make & Create Team

At the heart of modern machine automation Computer Numerical Control (CNC), the execution of pre-programmed sequences of machine control commands, is the technology at the heart of modern machine aut ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 21

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 21

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition Jan 21

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Leslie Dewan

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Leslie Dewan

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Leslie Dewan *Speaker to be confirmed Dr. Leslie Dewan wants to save the world with nuclear power using new, innovative nuclear technology. This #womaninsc ... more

Human Machine Past in the House of Wisdom

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Rebecca Mileham

Human Machine Past in the House of Wisdom: Learning for the Future A thousand years ago during Islamic civilisation, creative engineers imagined machines that both assisted and entertained ... more

VR Lounge Jan 21

Location: Spine

VR Lounge is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming hub and lounge. What is VR? Well it’s rather quite simple; it’s a simulated environment in which a user is immersed thro ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 21

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 21

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Save the World with Nuclear Power

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Leslie Dewan

Save the World with Nuclear Power   The world needs a cheap, carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels to feed its growing electricity demand. Nuclear power can be a good solution to the problem, ... more

The Iris Project Presentation

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Felix Mayrl | Olivier Colin

The Iris Project, a contemporary variant of a humanistic photography The Iris highlights the infinite beauty and diversity of people all around the world, as a human prism. Two ph ... more

Make Your Stuff Talk: Workshop & Hackathon 4/5

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Make & Create Team

Workshop & Hackathon The modern interface between humans and machines is rapidly changing with new developments such as voice control, conversational user interfaces, as well as networked haptic ... more

Measuring Online Behavioural Advertising

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Nikolaos Laoutaris

Measuring Online Behavioural Advertising: The Tale of the Data Transparency Lab and Other Adventure In simple terms, behavioural targeting is segmentation based on customer behaviours. It provides th ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 12/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

The Iris Project - JAN 21

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Felix Mayrl | Olivier Colin

The Iris Project, a contemporary variant of a humanistic photography The Iris highlights the infinite beauty and diversity of people all around the world, as a human prism. Two ph ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with James Lyne

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By James Lyne

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with James Lyne *Speaker to be confirmed James Lyne is currently Global Head of Security Research at Sophos. Facebook On-Air consists of a 20 minute live inter ... more

Golden Ratio and Art / M x M x M

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Lukas Larisch

About this Lecture M x M x M- Music x Mathematics x Paintings: From Bach and Beethoven to the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci numbers visualized by contemporary Art M x M x M = Music x Mathematics x ... more

The Latest Trends in Cyber Security

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By James Lyne

New insights to the fast paced world of hacking and cyber security James Lyne will deliver an accessible and lively keynote lecture reviewing the latest trends in cyber security. Learn what new ... more

Festival Chorus - 2/4

Location: Bldg. 20, Rehearsal Room

By John Perkins

About this event - four mandatory sessions plus a perfomance:  This course will train a Festival Chorus for a short, on-campus performance during WEP 2018. The Festival Chorus will be prepared i ... more

The Circle (2017)

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

About this Movie * This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG-13. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover ... more
Monday, January 22, 2018

KAUST WEP Poster Exhibition Jan 22

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Present your best research during this year’s WEP KAUST Poster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs.  Interested in sharing your research with the grea ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 13/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

Make. Working with CNC Machines 2

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Make & Create Team

At the heart of modern machine automation Computer Numerical Control (CNC), the execution of pre-programmed sequences of machine control commands, is the technology at the heart of modern machine aut ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 22

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 22

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition Jan 22

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Facebook On-Air Interview with Yves Agid

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Yves Agid

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Yves Agid *Speaker to be confirmed Yves Agid is a neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, cell biologist, neurochemist, academician, university professor, hospital doct ... more

VR Lounge Jan 22

Location: Spine

VR Lounge is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming hub and lounge. What is VR? Well it’s rather quite simple; it’s a simulated environment in which a user is immersed thro ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 22

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 22

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

How AI Turned the Chess World Upside Down

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Susan Polgar

Man vs. Machine!  In 1977 an IBM supercomputer 'Deep Blue' beat the reigning World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov in a 6 game chess match played under tournament conditions. This was the first tim ... more

The Iris Project - JAN 22

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Felix Mayrl | Olivier Colin

The Iris Project, a contemporary variant of a humanistic photography The Iris highlights the infinite beauty and diversity of people all around the world, as a human prism. Two ph ... more

The Forgotten Half of the Brain

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Pierre Magistretti | Yves Agid

A lecture by Pierre Magistretti and Yves Agid about the forgotten half of the Brain. Yves Agid will speak in particular about the role of GLIAL cells in normal and abnormal behaviors.  We ... more

Make Your Stuff Talk: Workshop & Hackathon 5/5

Location: University Library, Level 3, Computer Lab 3134 ≤ 33

By Make & Create Team

Workshop & Hackathon The modern interface between humans and machines is rapidly changing with new developments such as voice control, conversational user interfaces, as well as networked haptic ... more

Cornell Entrepreneurship 14/14

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1 & 2

By Chad Carlos | Ryan Coles | Thomas Kurz | Wesley Sine

KAUST Cornell Entrepreneurship Program KAUST is pleased to announce a partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. Thi ... more

A Human Brain or a Supercomputer, Better Together?

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By David Keyes | Samar Aseeri

A human brain or a supercomputer, better together? Sunway TaihuLight is the fastest supercomputer in the world today. It can perform calculations at a rate of 93 petaFLOP/s where each 1 petaFLOP/s is ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Margaret Livingstone

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Margaret Livingstone

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Margaret Livingstone *Speaker to be confirmed Margaret Livingstone is Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.  Facebook On-Air consists ... more

What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium ≤ 912

By Margaret Livingstone

What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain Artists have been doing experiments on vision longer than neurobiologists. Some major works of art have provided insights as to how we see; some of these insights ... more

Festival Chorus - 3/4

Location: Bldg. 20, Rehearsal Room

By John Perkins

About this event - four mandatory sessions plus a perfomance:  This course will train a Festival Chorus for a short, on-campus performance during WEP 2018. The Festival Chorus will be prepared i ... more

HER (2013)

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

About this Movie * This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG-13. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to ... more
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

KAUST WEP Poster Exhibition Jan 23

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Present your best research during this year’s WEP KAUST Poster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs.  Interested in sharing your research with the grea ... more

Random Matrix Approach for Machine Learning 1/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Jamal Najim | Romain Couillet

The field of big data processing is currently percieved as a crucial tool for many scientific disciplines, including signal processing, finance, biology... Significant progress has been achieved ... more

Al in Voice and Chat

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Philipp Heltewig

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the way that humans interact with their surroundings. Scenarios that were previously in the realm of science fiction are all of a sudden becoming reality, wi ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 23

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 23

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 23

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Susan Polgar

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Susan Polgar

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Susan Polgar *Speaker to be confirmed Susan Polgar is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster. She is famous for having been a child prodigy at chess, for b ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 1/3

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Michelle Ponto | Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- an ... more

The Tech of Conversational Al

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Philipp Heltewig

Academic Credits: 1
Learn more about what makes Conversational AI tick and what enables it to deliver all the magical applications that are now becoming commonplace, such as chatbots, intelligent voice assistants and con ... more

VR Lounge Jan 23

Location: Spine

VR Lounge is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming hub and lounge. What is VR? Well it’s rather quite simple; it’s a simulated environment in which a user is immersed thro ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 23

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 23

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Scaling Translation for a World with No Language Barriers

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Vasco Pedro

The recent advances in Neural Machine Translation have the potential to revolutionise the way the world communicates and to eliminate language barriers. One of the main issues for any deep learning te ... more

The Iris Project - JAN 23

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Felix Mayrl | Olivier Colin

The Iris Project, a contemporary variant of a humanistic photography The Iris highlights the infinite beauty and diversity of people all around the world, as a human prism. Two ph ... more

Computer Numerical Controlled Vinyl Cutter

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Myraida Rivera Marzan

About this Maker Space Workshop Learn in 15/20 minutes how to transfer a graphic design directly onto a T-shirt with a computer numerical controlled vinyl cutter! Be sure to bring a one colored ... more

Science Fair

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Showcase your science at KAUST! Every year during WEP, the Science Fair brings technology and science to the KAUST community and local schools. This is a great opportunity to come and learn about the ... more

KAUST WEP Poster Competition

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Present your best research during this year’s WEP KAUST Poster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs.  Interested in sharing your research with the grea ... more

Simultaneous Chess Exhibition - 10 Boards!

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Susan Polgar

Come and watch! Susan Polgar is one of the most famous chess players in the world. She and her two sisters were child prodigies and grew to be the best women players ever. Susan is recently ret ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Nate Hagens

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Nate Hagens

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Nate Hagens *Speaker to be confirmed Nate Hagens is a Professor at the University of Minnesota. Nate is a public intellectual who writes and speaks on the ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Lecture 1

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova | Heno Hwang | Xavier Pita

About this lecture In this presentation, research publications services will introduce how to visualize from the viewer’s perspective. You will learn how to communicate your science more effect ... more

Energy, Money and Technology - From the Lens of the Superorganism

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Nate Hagens

How will we react to the upcoming energy era?  If we consider that a barrel of oil contains the same energy as 4.5 years of human muscle labor, our future access to energy will define what we ca ... more

Festival Chorus - 4/4

Location: Bldg. 20, Rehearsal Room

By John Perkins

About this event - four mandatory sessions plus a perfomance:  This course will train a Festival Chorus for a short, on-campus performance during WEP 2018. The Festival Chorus will be prepared i ... more

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

About this Documentary * This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family. Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who h ... more
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Intellectual Property: What is It and Why should I Care? 1/2

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 3

By Janis Tyhurst | Mardson Mcquay | Steven duBois

Intellectual property (IP) protection is essential to foster innovation. For the protection of important technology for commercialization, a strong and enforceable patent is required. Hence, scientist ... more

KAUST WEP Poster Exhibition Jan 24

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Present your best research during this year’s WEP KAUST Poster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs.  Interested in sharing your research with the grea ... more

Distributed Algorithms in Shared Memory and Networks 1/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Petr Kuznetsov

The theory of distributed computing provides the intellectual foundations for understanding how complex computing systems like the Internet, clouds, IoT, sensor networks, and more can function correct ... more

Random Matrix Approach for Machine Learning 2/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Jamal Najim | Romain Couillet

The field of big data processing is currently percieved as a crucial tool for many scientific disciplines, including signal processing, finance, biology... Significant progress has been achieved ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 24

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 24

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 24

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Ayman Al Harbi

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Ayman Al Harbi

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Ayman Al Harbi (interview in Arabic) *Speaker to be confirmed Ayman Al Harbi is the Director of Information Technology and Project Director at the SmartCity Pro ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 2/3

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Michelle Ponto | Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- an ... more

Aramco Robotics Lab Tour & Presentation 3

Location: Innovation Cluster III (Bldg. 24) - Lobby in front of the Coffee Bean

By Brian Parrot | Fadl Abdel Latif | Hassane Trigui

The Intelligent Systems Team is a part of Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Department and is one of three research groups that are based at KAUST in the innovation cluster. The team was f ... more

Aramco Robotics Lab Tour & Presentation 4

Location: Innovation Cluster III (Bldg. 24) - Lobby in front of the Coffee Bean

By Brian Parrot | Fadl Abdel Latif | Hassane Trigui

The Intelligent Systems Team is a part of Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Department and is one of three research groups that are based at KAUST in the innovation cluster. The team was f ... more

VR Lounge Jan 24

Location: Spine

VR Lounge is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming hub and lounge. What is VR? Well it’s rather quite simple; it’s a simulated environment in which a user is immersed thro ... more

E-posters: An Innovative Solution

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Pavlos Moustakidis

Ever wondered why, in this age of technology, posters are still printed and displayed on stands before quickly finding their way to landfill and the content lost? Solutions now exist and the one chos ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 24

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 24

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Smart City Project

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Ayman Al Harbi

A 'smart city' is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. It is a city where information technology is ... more

The Iris Project - JAN 24

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Felix Mayrl | Olivier Colin

The Iris Project, a contemporary variant of a humanistic photography The Iris highlights the infinite beauty and diversity of people all around the world, as a human prism. Two photogr ... more

Intellectual Property: What is It and Why should I Care? 2/2

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 3

By Janis Tyhurst | Mardson Mcquay | Steven duBois

Intellectual property (IP) protection is essential to foster innovation. For the protection of important technology for commercialization, a strong and enforceable patent is required. Hence, scientist ... more

The Role of Energy in Human-Machine Relationship and its Future

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Tadeusz Patzek

No machine can exist without energy supply, can it be fossil, mineral, renewable or human based. We will discuss how our modern societies are surrounded by machines most of us are not aware of, that m ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 3/3

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Michelle Ponto | Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- an ... more

Distributed Algorithms in Shared Memory and Networks 2/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Petr Kuznetsov

The theory of distributed computing provides the intellectual foundations for understanding how complex computing systems like the Internet, clouds, IoT, sensor networks, and more can function correct ... more

Sensing Earth Vibration with Seismic Networks

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Martin Mai

How do Earth Scientists record and use seismic waves to detect earthquakes and image the Earth’ interior? The apparently “solid” ground on which we are standing continuously vibrate ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Munther Dahleh

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Munther Dahleh

The KAUST Facebook On-Air Series with Munther Dahleh *Speaker to be confirmed Munther A. Dahleh is the MIT and the Director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Facebook&nbs ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Lecture 2

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova |

In this presentation, research publications services will introduce how to visualize from the viewer’s perspective. You will learn how to communicate your science more effectively through photog ... more

Short Concert on Stage – Festival Chorus

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

Choral Performance Powered by the Festival Chorus After four courses and rehearsals conducted by guest choral conductor, Dr. John Perkins, the 2018 Festival Chorus will offer a musical performance pr ... more

Networks of Systems and Society

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By Munther Dahleh

Networks of Systems and Society The emergence of large networked systems has brought about new challenges to researchers and practitioners alike. While such systems perform well under normal operatio ... more

I.Robot

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

About this Movie *This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG-16. This screening will follow Munther Dhaleh's keynote lecture Networks of Systems and ... more
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition Jan 25

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

KAUST WEP Poster Exhibition Jan 25

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

Present your best research during this year’s WEP KAUST Poster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs.  Interested in sharing your research with the grea ... more

Distributed Algorithms in Shared Memory and Networks 3/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325 ≤ 154

By Petr Kuznetsov

The theory of distributed computing provides the intellectual foundations for understanding how complex computing systems like the Internet, clouds, IoT, sensor networks, and more can function correct ... more

The Rise of the Nanomachines

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 3

By Emilie Ringe | Laura Sagle | Niveen M. Khashab | Shahad AlSaiari | So-Jung Park

About this Morning Session Workshop  During this workshop five female scientists will present their findings on design, preparation, and testing of nano-sized sensing platforms. The idea ... more

Random Matrix Approach for Machine Learning 3/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Jamal Najim | Romain Couillet

The field of big data processing is currently percieved as a crucial tool for many scientific disciplines, including signal processing, finance, biology... Significant progress has been achieved ... more
This one day offering is divided into two parts. The first part (morning session of 2h) is a dedicated lecture/workshop that covers the basic theory, general background, and the specific experimental ... more

Visualizing the Human Machine Future Exhibition - JAN 25

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Anastasia Khrenova

About this Exhibition This exhibition will focus on visualization from the viewer’s perspective and will showcase photographs and scientific illustrations. It will be dispalyed from& ... more

Knowing How to See Exhibition - JAN 25

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Al Khwarizmi Group

Photography is a Bridge Between Art and Mathematics The starting point of this exhibition is to translate the language and the insights of mathematics into photographic images and vice versa.  ... more

VR Lounge Jan 25

Location: Spine

VR Lounge is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming hub and lounge. What is VR? Well it’s rather quite simple; it’s a simulated environment in which a user is immersed thro ... more

Interactive Virtual Reality Art Exhibit: Google Tilt Brush - JAN 25

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Visual Experience

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

Tilt Brush Instructor Workshop JAN 25

Location: WEP HUB (University Library)

By Art Student Perspective

Paint Inside a Virtual World with Google Tilt Brush Virtual reality is at the frontier of novel human machine interfaces. At this interactive exhibit you can paint inside a virtual world.  By e ... more

When Random Matrices Meet Machine Learning

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2322 ≤ 154

By Jamal Najim | Romain Couillet

Today's machine learning is all about "large dimensional (p) and numerous data (n)", in sharp contrast with yesterday's "small p, large n" asymptotics paradigm. In this talk, we will show that moving ... more
This one day offering is divided into two parts. The first part (morning session of 2h) is a dedicated lecture / workshop that covers the basic theory, general background, and the specific experimenta ... more

Women in STEM

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1

By Emilie Ringe | Laura Sagle | Niveen M. Khashab | Shahad AlSaiari | So-Jung Park

Panel Discussion During this 1h round-table discussion, five women in science - Niveen Khashab, Emilie Ringe Laura Sagle, Su-Yung Park and Shahad AlSaiari -  will share their stories of attainin ... more

Women in STEM / Speed Mentoring

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1

By Emilie Ringe | Laura Sagle | Niveen M. Khashab | So-Jung Park

Women in Science and Speed Mentoring *To earn your credits, you must be a KAUST female graduate student. Young scientists face overwhelming pressures as they prepare for their careers. The number of ... more

Final Gala

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By BELLA GAIA

Don’t miss our Final Gala as we celebrate the end of the 8th annual Winter Enrichment Program The WEP Chair for 2018, Professor Omar Knio, will kick off the evening by recognizing the efforts o ... more