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Arab-American Frontiers Home > 5th Symposium


The fifth Arab-American Frontiers symposium will be held on November 2-4, 2017 in Rabat, Morocco, in partnership with Mohammed V University and hosted by L'École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes (ENSIAS). The meeting will convene U.S. and Arab scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to discuss major scientific advances on a wide array of topics relevant to the MENA region and globally.
This program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. The goal of these meetings is to enhance the scientific exchange and dialogue among young researchers in Arab countries and the United States, including the Arab science diaspora, and through this interaction, facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region. 

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The Arab-American Frontiers program is participant driven: an organizing committee of 12 members makes the final selection of session topics, suggests speakers, and chairs the individual sessions during the symposium. The session topics to be presented at the upcoming symposium are:

  • Session I: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Session II: Renewable Energy
  • Session III: Precision Medicine & Cancer
  • Session IV: Smart Agriculture
  • Session V: Smart Cities
One of the main objectives of Frontiers symposia is to foster pluridisciplinary dialogue and collaborations. Therefore, while speakers in each session are selected as experts in the topics above, each general participant also has the opportunity to present his or her research during poster sessions.
The following individuals served as organizing committee members: 

Dr. Mohammad Essaaidi, École nationale supérieure d'informatique et d'analyse des systèmes (ENSIAS), Morocco
Dr. Amina Qutub, Rice University, USA


Dr. Amir Aghakouchak, University of California, Irvine, USA
Dr. Mohamed Bakhouya, International University of Rabat, Morocco
Dr. Kartik Chandran, Columbia University, USA
Dr. Antoine Ghauch, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Dr. Marta Gonzalez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Asmae Khaldoun, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
Dr. Andrej Lenert, University of Michigan, USA
Dr. Mohammed Qasaimeh, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Kunal Rai, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Dr. Samer Samarah, Yarmouk University, Jordan
The fifth Arab American Frontiers symposium is made possible by the support of 
Mohammed V University, NASA, NSF, and USAID.



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