Abderrazak Chahid

Abderrazak Chahid

PhD in Artificial Intelligence

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


I am a Ph.D. graduate in Electrical and Computer Eengineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST. I received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National School of Applied Sciences in Morocco. Then I got a second M.Sc. degree in Embedded Systems from Lorraine University in France.

I am passionate about combining artificial intelligence with embedded systems to build smart and low cost devices such as: smart surveillance cameras, preventive diagnostic cameras, autonomous robots

If you have similar interests, please feel free to contact me for question, discussion or potential collaboration :).


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Feature extraction
  • Advanced algorithm design
  • Embedded systems design
  • Smart decision making
  • Reinforcement learning


  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 2020

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, KSA

  • M.Sc in Embedded Systems, 2014

    Lorraine University, Nancy, France

  • M.Eng in Embedded Systems, 2013

    École Nationale des Sciences Appliquées de Khouribga, Morocco

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering, 2010

    Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Khouribga, Morocco

Recent Posts


Together with Dr. Ibrahima N’doye, my advisor Prof Meriem laleg, Prof. Bernard Ghanem, and Prof. Micheal Berumen’s, we have been awarded the AI initiative Grant from KAUST (50K USD). In this project, we propose to implement a computer vision-based approach for the studying fish behavior and feeding back to the control and monitoring system.

Impact Acceleration Funding Grant

Together with, my advisor Prof Meriem laleg, Prof. Turky Nayef Alotaiby (KACST), and Prof. Saleh Alshebeili (KSU) in collaboration with King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), we have been awarded an Impact Acceleration Grant from KAUST (100K USD).



Fight COVID-19

Investigate mathematical, statistical and data-driven models of the COVID-19 to understand factors promoting virus spread.

Smart Aquaculture

Implement a data-driven control for smart aquaculture. The proposed approach will take advantage of the recent developments in computer vision technology to assess and inspect fish behavior and feedback information on fish behavior

AI in Medicine

Nowadays, there is a recent call to build a human-independent intelligence which can assist clinicians during medical diagnosis.

Quantum Estimation

Investigate the potentials of the semi-classical signal algorithm (SCSA) for biosignal estimation.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

SRSI2018 Matlab programming tutorial

I presented basic and advanced tools for Matlab programming to 32 high school students.

Recent Publications

Improving Hand Gesture Recognition

New feature extraction method based on the Quantization-based position Weight Matrix (QuPWM) method designed explicitly for multiclass classification on biomedical signals.

Fractional Modeling of COVID-19 Epidemic

Fractional-order SEIQRDP Model for Simulating the Dynamics of COVID-19 Epidemic.

QuPWM: Feature Extraction Method for MEG Epileptic Spike Detection

We developed a feature extraction method, called QuPWM, for epileptic spikes detection in MEG signals. This method is based on combining the position weight matrix (PWM) method with digital quantization.



Embedded Systems Engineer


Apr 2020 – Present Thuwal
Prototyping a smart controller of fish aquarium:

  • Design/manufacturing fish aquarium controller
  • Implement real-time optimal feeding strategy
  • Smart fish health diagnosis using AI technology
  • Fish health monitoring system using wireless network

Embedded Systems Engineer

Red Sea Farms

Jun 2018 – Dec 2018 Thuwal
Prototyping a PLC controller of greenhouses:

  • Prototype a small scale evaporative cooler controller
  • Build remotely monitoring and control using local webserver
  • Configurate wifi camera to monitor plante and create time-lapse of the growth.

Design Engineer


Feb 2014 – Jul 2014 Toulouse
Design and prototyping of Crank sensor simulator:

  • Design crank signal generator based on differential amplifier.
  • Fabricate the first prototype of the crank signal generator.
  • Write a specification document of the platform.


  • Jeddah, Makkah 23955-6900