KAUST at the International Conference for
High Performance Computing,
Networking, Storage and Analysis

Visit KAUST booth #517 in the Salt Palace Convention Center, to meet our people and learn about opportunities at the University.

Our students, postdocs, research scientists and faculty strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance—food, water, energy and the environment. Computing is essential to this mission.

KAUST attendees


The Computer Science program trains students to create computational infrastructure and apply computational methods to a variety of areas. Computer Science offers six tracks, each of which leads to a frontier of computing: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems, High Performance Computing, Theoretical Computer Science, Visual Computing, and Computational Biosciences.

Learn about our rigorous academic programs.

Student Opportunities

The Visiting Student Research Internship Program (VSRP) is an exciting opportunity for highly qualified students in the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate studies to be engaged in research with faculty mentors. The program lasts between three and six months, depending on the project.

Learn more about VSRP internships.

The Visiting Student Program (VSP) offers research opportunities to undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students who have research interests compatible with KAUST faculty. This initiative differs from VSRP in that it has a flexible timeframe, ranging from several days to several months.

Contact VSP for more information


KAUST believes that personal fulfillment and discovery are integral aspects of a rewarding professional life. The university makes it easy for faculty, staff and postdocs to balance their professional responsibilities with other aspects of their lives. The University provides ample opportunities to keep work and life in harmony—from vacations and holidays to an inviting campus community on the shores of the Red Sea, with all the amenities of a seaside resort.

Explore career opportunities at KAUST.

11 centers, three divisions, one purpose

Research in the divisions is driven by independent faculty labs. Faculty can affiliate with one of our 11 research centers to perform applied, goal-oriented research.

Graduate study and the research centers are championed by one of our three academic divisions:

BESE Biological & Environmental Science and Engineering Division

CEMSE Computer, Electrical & Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

PSE Physical Science & Engineering Division

Meet our Computer Science and Extreme Computing Faculty

Research in Computer Science develops the theoretical foundations and the practical software tools to store, analyze, visualize and extract knowledge from big data using large parallel computing infrastructures.

Research in extreme computing creates algorithms and develops software to harness the exponentially increasing power of computer hardware for predictive simulation and to understand and exploit the deluge of digital scientific data.

Explore KAUST faculty