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Sunday, January 10, 2021

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Machine learning (ML) is the science that explicitly enables computers to act without being explicitly programmed. It is the most dominant tool that has the potential to mimic the human brain and thus ... more
Machine learning (ML) is the science that explicitly enables computers to act without being explicitly programmed. It is the most dominant tool that has the potential to mimic the human brain and thus ... more

WEP2021 Opening

Location: Virtual

11:00 A.M - WELCOMING ADDRESS Prof. Khaled Nabil Salama WEP2021 Chair Dr. Tony Chan KAUST President 11:10 A.M. - OPENING REMARKS Distinguished Prof. Yves Gnanou Vice President, Academic Affairs 11:2 ... more

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This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in a hands-on manner. The course will begin with a quick introduction to Python ... more

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Watch this keynote lecture live here - no registration required. This lecture will address China’s search for academic and scientific talent, highlight the US role in that process, assess the recent ... more

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Monday, January 11, 2021
This workshop will explore improvisation skills to deepen connections between individuals and as a whole team. The students will be given tools they can use to enhance their professional, personal and ... more
In this lecture by KAUST Associate Professor of Computer Science Xiangliang Zhang, she will introduce the advantages of the study of social media data with AI models, the unprompted feelings and opini ... more

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Donald E. Ingber is Founding Director at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University , Professor of Vascular Biology, and Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard Universi ... more
This workshop will explore improvisation skills to deepen connections between individuals and as a whole team. The students will be given tools they can use to enhance their professional, personal and ... more
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Mohamad Charafeddine is the VP of Product for the Mobility Platform at Careem. Before this, he was a Principal Architect at a Stanford spin-out startup in Silicon Valley, headed the Applied AI R&D lab ... more
Duncan Watts is the Stevens University Professor of Computer and Information Science, Communication, Operations, Information, and Decisions at the University of Pennsylvania. His keynote lecture will ... more
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

CISCO online lecture

Location: Virtual

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We now live in the digital era, where no industry is immune to digital disruption. The perfect storm is upon us, and organizations must take full advantage of it. Most CIOs are expected to “doing more ... more
Mobility needs change in terms of technological advancements, human habits, societal patterns, and global trends. The concept of living labs can provide the means to stay ahead in this rapid and evolv ... more
Lynk will connect billions of people in rural and remote communities with the existing phones in their pockets with no modifications and no additional user terminals. Lynk is a communications technol ... more
Professor Saifur Rahman is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and the Founding Director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech University. In this keynote lecture, he will talk about how the elect ... more
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Yoga for All is a yoga class designed for anyone keen on moving and stretching during the WEP season. We will connect to our breathing and primarily be working on asanas or postures to open our chests ... more

Yoga for All

Location: Virtual

Yoga for All is a yoga class designed for anyone keen on moving and stretching during the WEP season. We will connect to our breathing and primarily be working on asanas or postures to open our chests ... more

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Submarine Cable Systems

Location: Virtual

Submarine cables carry 99% of all international data to connect the world together. Today there are over 400 cables that span the seas and oceans of the world ensuring your data reaches its intended d ... more

Keys to Decision-Making

Location: Virtual

Dr. Ibrahim Almojel is the CEO of the Saudi Industrial Development Fund. In his lecture, he will discuss what impacts our decisions, what makes a good decision, how to best think about decisions and m ... more
GLOBAL ALUMNI CONNECTIONS Alumni Affairs connects its global community of alumni to KAUST through a bespoke program of events, communications, and opportunities that offer career and professional deve ... more

Connect-Being Group

Location: Virtual

This workshop focuses on different wellness dimensions, explores how the dimensions are connected, and explains the importance of balance. Wellness is a way of life oriented toward optimal health and ... more
Dr. Qi Bi is Chief Expert of China Telecom and CTO of China Telecom Research Institute. His interests focus on 5G and 6G innovations, and he holds 47 U.S. patents, 63 European patents, and 65 Chinese ... more

Film Festival Documentary - JANE 2017

Location: Virtual

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a ... more
Friday, January 15, 2021
Trees are so much more than rows of wood waiting to be turned into furniture, buildings or firewood. They are more than organisms producing oxygen or cleaning the air for us. They are individual bein ... more
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Come watch three improviser make up scenes, games and a full story! Everything will be created on the spot: lines of dialogue, movement, characters, and the story line. In the first half, they will t ... more
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Click here for session details You need to attend following sessions to get the credits: 1/3: 17 Jan 2021 8:30 - 11:00 AM AT 2/3: 18 Jan 2021 8:30 - 11:00 AM AT 3/3: 19 Jan 2021 8:30 - 11:00 AM AT
Abdulrahman Addas is the CEO of the Royal Commission For Makkah City And Holy Sites. In this keynote lecture, he will talk about smart cities and mobility. With more than 16 years of experience, Eng. ... more

Build Your Own Walkie-Talkies A+B

Location: Virtual

In this workshop, students will learn the basic components needed to build a Walkie-Talkie and put them together. A walkie-talkie, also commonly referred to as a handheld transceiver, is a small, port ... more

The Global Social Media Landscape 1/2

Location: Virtual

Explore the current global social media landscape and learn about the trends coming down the tracks in 2021. This workshop will overview the leading social media platforms and look at how they are use ... more
Basem Shihada is an associate professor at KAUST’s CEMSE division and is a Senior Member of IEEE. In this lecture, he will present his journey in the underwater communication systems field to br ... more
Basem Shihada is an associate professor at KAUST’s CEMSE division and is a Senior Member of IEEE. In this lecture, he will present his journey in the underwater communication systems field to bring th ... more
In this workshop, you will understand the story of the oil & gas lifecycle (from migration, exploration, to production process) and the connectivities in the underground formation. How does oil & ga ... more
The world around us is changing dramatically, and so are we. Suddenly, our life has been impacted, especially how we communicate, connect, and interact with each other. During these interactive worksh ... more
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in a hands-on manner. The course will begin with a quick introduction to Python ... more
Monday, January 18, 2021
Morio Toyoshima is the Director of Japan’s Space Communications Laboratory, the Wireless Networks Research Center in NICT. In this lecture, he will talk about the recent trends and future prospects o ... more
This panel brings together scientists from environmental and material science at KAUST and ETH Zurich and artists from Saudi Arabia and Switzerland to discuss the potential of connecting heterogeneous ... more
Dina Katabi is the Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a co-founder of Emerald Innovations Inc. She is a MacArthur Fellow, a Member of the Nation ... more
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Gabriel Leung is one of Asia’s leading epidemiologists and global health exponents, and he is former Under Secretary for Food and Health in Hong Kong. He led the Hong Kong government’s efforts against ... more
Moviegoers on campus, join us in the Auditorium of building 20 for a film festival screening and discussion led by KAUST’s IT department. This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human imp ... more

Sensory Perception

Location: Virtual

In this lecture, Professor Carl Petersen - Director of the EPFL Brain Mind Institute - will talk about the technological advances which now begin to make it possible to obtain a detailed mechanistic u ... more

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Domitilla Del Vecchio is a Professor and member of the Synthetic Biology Center at MIT. In this lecture, she will review the current state of engineering biology, with some of its applications and its ... more
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Chih Lin I. is Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies at China Mobile Research Institute. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G/6G, C-RAN/O-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectu ... more
In this workshop, students will learn the optimal use of data transfer technologies with practical exercises. This workshop will be a combination of the outcome of the practical exercises and an onlin ... more
In this virtual interactive visit, you will explore an engineering marvel, the experimental site of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at CERN. CMS scientists will interact virtually and explain ... more
Paula Moraga is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at KAUST, and her research has directly informed strategic policy in reducing disease burden in several countries. In this lecture, she will discus ... more
Intellectual Property (IP) in the Information Technology space is rapidly expanding as we demand better, faster, and cheaper technologies due to fast-paced innovation in personal and professional Conn ... more
Thursday, January 21, 2021

KAUST Global Connectivity Launch Event

Location: Virtual

The launch of multiple 100Gbps links from KAUST to Singapore and KAUST to Amsterdam provides our state-of-the-art labs and our world class faculty and researchers with global connectivity infrastructu ... more
Kyle J. Lauersen is an Assistant Professor at KAUST, and his primary research focuses on engineering algae to be green cell factories. In this lecture, he will talk about synthetic biotechnology and h ... more
An intimate live performance by James Blunt and Q&A with the students. Blunt's first album has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. " ... more
Saturday, April 10, 2021

TEDxKAUST

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium