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To unlock the value of the Kingdom's data through the funding of applied AI research at KAUST that can help solve problems faced by SDAIA and its in-kingdom partners in support of Saudi Vision 2030.


To enhance AI research, development, and innovation by funding applied data science and AI projects in areas of interest to SDAIA and its in-kingdom partners;​
To develop a practical training program in data science and AI tools and methods and deliver that program to as wide an audience as possible throughout KSA.

Leadership Team


Yasmeen Alsaedy
Data Science Coordinator, KAUST


Prof. David R. Pugh
Center Director, KAUST


Dr. Ahmed Alsinan
Senior Reseach Scientist at NCAI, SDAIA

Affiliated Staff

Training Workshops

Research Projects