16 November, 2020
Congratulations to Computer Science alumna Imane Boudellioua (PhD ’19, MS ’12) for receiving a prize in the 19th edition of the annual KACST Almarai National Prize for Creative Scientific Work for Students (PhD Level). As a PhD student in the Computational Bioscience Research Center, Dr Boudellioua worked in machine learning and data mining algorithms, with research targeting the potential to help patients with mysterious ailments find genetic causes for their undiagnosed disease. With KAUST Professor Robert Hoehndorf, she developed a tool that may help find the genetic cause of some "mystery" illnesses. Dr Boudellioua is an Assistant Professor at KFUPM.
The Prize recognizes original creative works, including published research, patents, industrial designs and other works in basic, applied and development sciences, and is accredited by Saudi Arabia’s National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment of the Higher Education Council.