Sadeed B. Bin Sayed, Ph.D.

Rescearch Specialist

Research Specialist


Research Interests

  • Development and application of robotic systems equipped with artificial intelligence for the autonomous optimization of chemical reactions, with a focus on discovering optimized reaction conditions and novel synthesis routes.


Selected Publications

  • "A Time Domain Volume Integral Equation Solver to Analyze Electromagnetic Scattering from Nonlinear Dielectric Objects" by S. B. Sayed, Chen, R., Ulku, H. A., & Bagci, H. (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2023).
  • "DeeptDCS: Deep Learning-Based Estimation of Currents Induced During Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation" by X. Jia, S. B. Sayed, N. I. Hasan, L. J. Gomez, G. B. Huang, & A. C. Yucel (IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2022).
  • "A butterfly-accelerated volume integral equation solver for broad permittivity and large-scale electromagnetic analysis" by S. B. Sayed, Y. Liu, L. J. Gomez, & A. C. Yucel (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2021).
  • "Explicit time marching schemes for solving the magnetic field volume integral equation" by S. B. Sayed, H. A. Ulku, and H. Bagci (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2020).
  • "An Explicit Time Marching Scheme for Efficient Solution of the Magnetic Field Integral Equation at Low Frequencies" by R. Chen, S. B. Sayed, and H. Bagci (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2020).
  • "An explicit marching-on-in-time scheme for solving the time domain Kirchhoff integral equation" by R. Chen, N. Alharthi, S. B. Sayed, D. Keyes, and H. Bagci (Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 2019).
  • "A stable marching on-in-time scheme for solving the time-domain electric field volume integral equation on high-contrast scatterers" by S. B. Sayed, H. A. Ulku, and H. Bagci (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2015).



  • B.Tech., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, India, 2004M.Tech., Communication Engineering, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2007
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018

Professional Profile

  • Since 2023: Research Specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021 - 2023: Senior Scientist, Halliburton, Singapore
  • 2019-2021: Post-Doctoral Fellow, EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)


Research Interests Keywords

Robotics Automation Artificial Intelligence Data Science