Facts About KFUPM

History and Campus

  • Established in 1963.
  • Located at the heart of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in the vicinity of major industries and businesses.
  • Has an integrated campus of academic buildings, research facilities, faculty housing, student dormitories, and other support amenities.
  • Diverse, vibrant, and multicultural community of faculty, staff, and students, representing 57 nationalities.


Faculty and Students

  • Around 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Graduated more than 39,000 students since inception.
  • Students-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.
  • Ratio of undergraduate students to graduate students is 5:1.
  • Attracts top faculty, both locally and internationally.
  • Attracts the top 2% of high school graduates in KSA, and also top international students.


Academics and Research

  • The academic programs are focused on engineering, basic sciences, computer sciences, and business, and are accredited by international bodies such as ABET and AACSB.
  • Introduced unique feature in the academic programs through undergraduate concentrations and professional masters that are designed to be of multidisciplinary nature and focus on the digital future and emerging fields. This includes over 35 new programs in artificial intelligence and machine learning; cybersecurity and blockchain; robotics and autonomous systems; big data analytics; business analytics; quantum computing; advanced materials; polymers; renewables; supply chain; etc.
  • Ranked 4th worldwide, among universities granted U.S. Patents, with 1300+ patents.
  • Amongst the top 200 universities worldwide; ranked 186 by the QS Global Universities Ranking.


Industrial and Academic Partnerships

  • Owns the Dhahran Techno-Valley, which hosts R&D centers for major multinational corporations such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Sinopec, Schneider, Yokogawa, Emerson, Honeywell, and Halliburton.
  • Engaged in many research collaborations with world-renowned universities such as MIT, Georgia Tech, Caltech, and Stanford.
  • Has successful partnerships with the industry and businesses such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC, electric and telecom companies, local banks, in addition to the government institutions.


KFUPM hires from highly ranked universities in the world

Frequently Asked Questions

The CSAW’20 Cybersecurity Games & Conference is for anyone interested in cybersecurity. This includes our CSAW’20 competition finalists, organizers, judges, sponsors, partners and speakers. University students, faculty, industry professionals, and others are invited to register. CSAW’20 is a free event.
Yes, please register for the CSAW’20 conference. This is a separate step from preparing to compete as a finalist.
CSAW’20 requires attendees to be at least 18 years old in accordance with NYU policy, which sets compliance standards for events that include one-on-one chatting. Student finalists from the Red Team Competition are allowed to be registered by a parent so long as the required finalist paperwork has been submitted.
CSAW’20 will open on 05 November and close on 08 November. Most events will be scheduled on 05 and 06 November.
Before November 5, a more detailed agenda can be found here: csaw.io
Once the conference starts, attendees can access the full agenda directly on the platform
Yes. Content will be accessible “on-demand” to conference attendees until 6 December 2020.
You need to be connected to the internet on your desktop, mobile or tablet, and have a camera-ready device if you choose to engage in video chats. We recommend that you use Google Chrome as your browser.

Live talks and presentations will be delivered via Zoom. If you are accessing these talks via a mobile device, you will need to download the Zoom app first. More information about joining a Zoom meeting can be found here.

Your login information will be emailed to you at the time you register.
  • View videos from CSAW regional organizers
  • Attend C2 Security Workshop Series talks
  • Interact with potential employers/recruiters during the Industry Fair
  • Attend CSAW’20 competition presentations and demonstrations
CSAW’20 is organized by NYU Center for Cybersecurity in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Here is a helpful time zone converter: worldtimebuddy.com

Code of Conduct

CSAW’20 is a global, online event for students, teachers, professionals and anyone else who is interested in cybersecurity. All conference and competition attendees are required to abide by the following Code of Conduct. This Code extends to organizers, finalists, volunteers, judges, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees.

Organizers of CSAW’20 are dedicated to providing a safe, welcome, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or national origin. Respectful behavior is expected.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Derogatory remarks, intimidation, trolling, and sustained disruptions are prohibited. Sexualized language and imagery is not appropriate for any aspect of the CSAW’20 conference.

Taking screenshots, photos, or recording any portion of the conference is prohibited.

Conference participants violating this Code may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Reporting an Incident

To report any incident of harassment or discrimination please send an email to csaw-info@nyu.edu, or contact Stef Daley, Global Competitition Coordinator, at +001 646-761-3972.

Virtual Conference Experience 

We kindly ask that all conference attendees be mindful that our live events and presentations via Zoom are dependent on a strong and stable Internet infrastructure from each of the hundreds of finalists and organizers who will be on video over the course of CSAW.

Realistically, access to the Internet may be limited, and certainly not everyone will have the fastest, most stable Internet connection. Power outages and other “force majeures” may occur for which we have no control.

Let us all do our best with what we have and applaud the achievements of all those involved in CSAW.