The Center of Complex Engineering Systems (CCES)

CCES is a partnership between the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Who We Are?

The Center of Complex Engineering Systems (CCES)

The Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) is a world-class international research program that strives to uncover fundamental principles and to develop new methods and tools such that complex, highly integrated systems can be modeled, designed, and managed more effectively than is possible today. CCES aims to seed a new generation of internationally experienced scholars and to excite and inspire a new generation of researchers and engineers in pursuing complex systems as a research direction. In the spirit of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration, one of the hallmarks of our research approach is to embrace intellectual risk, and to attempt to tackle issues that appear, at least in part, to be non-quanti able, vague, overly complex or even unsolvable. Our scholars and researchers work diligently and creatively to solve previously intractable engineering systems problems by integrating approaches based on ingenerating, omputation, and the social sciences, using new framing and modeling methodologies. One of CCES’s overarching applied goals is to help position Saudi Arabia as a new leader in systems thinking and to assist it in tackling its society’s challenges. Our research strikes the balance of facilitating the bene cial application of systems principles and properties, while ensuring that these solutions are sustainable in terms of social equity, economic development and environmental impact.

Featured Projects

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The Saudi eHealth Analytics (SeHA) Platform

The project aims to develop risk analysis models for advanced diagnostics in healthcare applications, and to design a decision support system (DSS) for healthcare resource allocation...

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Saudi Skill Space

In this project, we aim to develop the ‘Saudi Skill Space’ to help policy-makers at MLSD understand the dynamics of the Saudi labor market and the composition of its various jobs...

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Power Demand Forecasting for Saudi Arabia

The electric demand of Saudi Arabia has increased significantly in the last decade. This trend can be explained as a response to population growth...


Desalination network model driven decision support system: A case study of Saudi Arabia

This study aims to develop a network model driven platform that supports decision-makers to make well-informed decisions ...

City Scale Next Place Prediction from Sparse Data through Similar Strangers

Various methods predicting next locations of people have shown to be very successful under certain data conditions.

729 new measures of economic complexity to Improving the Economic

Recently we uploaded to the arxiv a paper entitled: Improving the Economic Complexity Index. There, we compared three metrics of the knowledge ...


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CCES Holds its Winter Workshops at MIT

CCES team successfully finished its winter workshops at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the team presented ...

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CCES Presented to Shura Council Members in the Traffic Safety Conference

Held in Riyadh, CCES participated in the 2019 Traffic Safety Conference showcasing its related work in ..

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CCES Presents A^3 Session in Misk Global Forum

CCES participated in giving a workshop at the MiSK Global Forum titled “Data Driven Decision Making”, in which the ..