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Arab-American Frontiers Home > 7th Symposium


The seventh Arab-American Frontiers symposium was held in partnership with the Library of Alexandria and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, and hosted in Cairo, Egypt, November 17-19, 2019. The meeting convened 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. 

Speaker Presentations
AAF Posters

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 presented at the symposium were:
  • Session I: Water Management
  • Session II: Artificial Intelligence
  • Session III: Infectious Disease
  • Session IV: Sensing Technologies
  • Session V: Community Resilience
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. Hussam Mahmoud, Colorado State University, USA
Dr. Sameh Soror, Helwan University, Egypt


Dr. Ibrahim Alabdulmohsin, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Nawaf K. Alotaibi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Dr. Ramy Aziz, Cairo University, Egypt
Dr. Adel Belouchrani, Ecole National Polytechnique, Alegria
Dr. Christopher Bettinger, Carnegie Melon University, USA
Dr. Yun Raymond Fu, Northeastern University, USA
Dr. Peiying Hong, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Simi Hoque, Drexel University, USA
Dr. Ali Mirchi, Oklahoma State University, USA
Dr. Leonard Pease, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

The seventh Arab American Frontiers symposium is made possible by the support of 
the Library of Alexandria, National Science Foundation, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, and Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT).
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