Research Interests

​I’m interested in computer vision and control system, specifically in developing visual recognition systems for autonomous vehicles.

Selected Publications

  • A robust vision-based runway detection and tracking algorithm for automatic UAV landing
    K. Abu-Jbara, W. Alheadary, G. Sundaramorthi, and C. Christian
    International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (2015)

Education Profile

  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from KAUST in Jun  2015.

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University in Aug  2011.

Professional Profile

Administrative Engineer in  KUNIV, Mar 2012-Jul 2013
Teacher Assistant and Lab Instructor in KUNIV, Jun 2012-Jul 2013
  • Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
  • Digital Integrated Electronics
  • Advanced Mathematics for Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics


  • Kuwait University Award for the best employee in EE department ∙ 5/2013

  • Kuwait University Award for the top students of the B.Sc. class ∙ 2008-2011

  • Student Honor list, Kuwait University ∙ 2007-2011

  • Honored by the Minister of Higher Education (Kuwait University Scholarship for Bachelor Degree), (8th Place at high school 98.8%) ∙ 7/2007

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​Visual Computer Center (VCC)
  • Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering