Distinguished Scientists

Two internationally reputable academics visit KAU

 As part of a Highly-cited Researcher Programme, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof Adnan Zahed, received at his office Wednesday February 18th  2015 Professor Keith William Hipel, of the Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, and Professor Marc Kilgour, of Laurier Faculty of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Prof Hipel's research interests include Development and application of conflict resolution and time series analysis techniques from a systems design engineering perspective. The main application areas of these decision technologies are water resources management, hydrology, brownfield redevelopment, environmental engineering and sustainable development. He also the author or co-author of 4 textbooks, 9 edited books, 177 refereed journal papers, as well as many conference, encyclopedia and technical report articles.

Prof Kilgour's research interests include game theory; decision theory; operations research and mathematical modeling; probability theory and theory of statistics; negotiation and negotiation support; environmental management.

The purpose of the visit, according to Prof Alyoubi, was to discuss aspects of mutual cooperation in scientific research in line with KAU's policy of seeking to provide a high-quality education and taking advantage of the capacity and expertise of other local and foreign universities and scientists.
 The meeting was attended by Dr Abdel Raheem Kinsara Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Prof Abdulaziz Wazan, Vice dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research.

Recruited by the Faculty of Engineering, the visiting scientists will be involved in lectures and and other scientific research activities.


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