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KAUST Associate Professor Xiangliang Zhang talks about artificial intelligence

Nov 13, 2018

Xiangliang Zhang, associate professor of computer science in the University's Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering division, recently gave an invited Early Career Spotlight Talk at the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI-18) 2018. During the event—which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from July 13 to 19—Zhang and 21 international peers presented on all areas of artificial intelligence (AI).

Elaf Jameel Islam defends her Master's thesis

Nov 07, 2018

Elaf developed machine learning models that can predict if a chemical compound will be active in a particular test/assay.

Sara Althubaiti defends her Master's thesis

Nov 06, 2018

For her research, "Variant Prioritization in Cancer: Understanding and Prediction of Cancer Driver Genes and Mutations", Sara developed a novel method for identifying cancer driver genes. Her approach utilizes multiple complementary types of information, specifically cellular phenotypes, cellular locations, function, and whole body physiological phenotypes as features.

Azza Althagafi defends her Master's thesis

Nov 02, 2018

For her research, "VSIM: Visualization and Simulation of Genomes for Premarital Testing", Azza developed an automated and easy-to-use web application for interpretation and visualization of a variety of genomics data. It identifies the candidate diseases variants by referencing to four databases Clinvar, GWAS, DIDA, and PharmGKB, and predicted the pathogenic variants.

Meshari Alazmi defends his Ph.D. thesis

Oct 24, 2018

In his research, Meshari developed two tools to design de novo pathways; one is Metabolic Route Explorer (MRE) while the other is Fingerprint Contribution (FC).

Good luck to administrative assistant Hanouf Al Hattan

Oct 23, 2018

CBRC wishes Hanouf the best of luck in all her future endeavors.

Mona Alshahrani defends her thesis proposal

Oct 16, 2018

Mona's presentation, "Machine Learning with Biological Knowledge Graphs: Application to Prediction of Disease and Drug Mechanisms", is about developing novel methods for feature learning for biological knowledge graphs.

Ammar Alqatari wins first place in KGSP Poster Competition

Oct 15, 2018

His poster, entitled "Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning to Improve Nanopore Basecalling Efficiency", is based on his work with Professor Gao about creating a deep learning model that can accurately and efficiently decode ultra-long DNA sequences from raw Nanopore signals.

Computing solutions for biological problems

Oct 14, 2018

Xin Gao’s research is building bridges between computer science and biology.

Knowledge Mining Lab website is now online

Oct 09, 2018

Please visit for information and updates from the Knowledge Mining Lab.

National Infectious Disease Initiative Workshop brings researchers to KAUST

Oct 08, 2018

Representatives from various institutions across Saudi Arabia met to iron out the details of the National Infectious Disease Initiative.

Alumni Feature: Majed Alzahrani

Oct 07, 2018

Majed Alzahrani is now a data scientist at Saudi Aramco's Drilling Data Science unit.

Mining Red Sea bacteria for industrial potential

Oct 07, 2018

Genome sequencing of two Red Sea bacteria highlights their potential as industrial workhorses.

KAUST and KACST join forces to prevent infectious diseases

Oct 01, 2018

The two-year project that began in July 2018 is part of the national initiative on infectious diseases to enhance the management of infectious disease outbreaks in the Kingdom.

Effat University students visit CBRC labs

Sep 26, 2018

A group of students and faculty from Effat University visited the CBRC labs recently.