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University to Launch R Programming for Data Science Bootcamp

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Dean of College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, stated that the program comes within the university's "Mobaderoon" initiative. The project includes extensive training in the basics of data science, also data engineering, learning data analysis, graphing and eliciting patterns from data. The camp was developed for those interested in data science who want to master the basics of R, handle data structures, and manage data in the most efficient way. It is also tailored to data management and analyst professionals from all sectors. Dr. Areej Al-Asiri, the program presenter, faculty member at the College of Computer Science, says: "The program provides the basics of data analysis and extrapolation in order to explore its patterns and phenomena using the R language, starting with initial analysis, data engineering, and then employing machine learning algorithms to extrapolate data. It also focuses on data imaging techniques and using it in making a decision through the practical application of these techniques using real situation based data from various challenges." Furthermore, Dr. Asiri noted that the camp aims to develop an understanding of data analysis and imaging, providing them with the most important technical skills for data engineering. It will introduce participants to basic machine learning techniques and applications in data analysis, extrapolation, and pattern discovery. It also aims to introduce data visualization techniques used in strategic decision-making. Of noteworthy mention, the program allows participants the opportunity to build a portfolio while receiving instant and personalized feedback.
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Vice President Al-Buhairi Thanks Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz recently asked about the well-being of King Khalid University Vice President, Dr. Mohammed Al-Buhairi. Prince Turki called Vice President Al-Buhairi and prayed for him, hoping he would recover and get well soon. Vice President Al-Buhairi expressed his gratitude and appreciation for His Royal Highness's concern and his call to check on him. He confirmed that with concern and care our wise leadership looks after all of us, praying that may Allah bless our country and its leadership.
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Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education at Tehama Launches Series of COVID-19 Initiatives

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education at Tehama launched a number of online activities and initiatives during quarantine. Vice Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Abdullah Al-Shehri, said: "Responding to His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy's directive, we developed a planning policy to raise societal health awareness under the supervision of the Tehama Campus General Supervisor, Dr. Ahmed Atef Al-Shehri." Parts of the initiative have already started with the distribution of educational programs and pamphlets, in addition to sending social media messages that show how to apply prevention procedures, monitor symptoms, accurately participate in social distancing, and home quarantine procedures. The programs will encompass a variety of fields, including courses in the art of public dynamics, the role of rhetoric in human communication, and the art of family dynamics. Of note, 1,200 participants are scheduled to join.
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University Delivers Vital COVID-19 Medical Equipment to Points of Need

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center Members of the College of Engineering's initiative "Manufacturing Medical Equipment and Spare Parts to Protect Against COVID-19" produced the first batch of medical equipment, which boasted 1,200 pieces in nearly 400 packages. The team’s leader Dr. Ahmad Ali bin Dejum explained that the first manufactured batch included more than four jams for three designs by using 3D printers and four hundred controllers that are able to interface with most doors, drawers, and lights. Dr. Dejum added that there has been coordination with a number of entities in addition to the Asir Municipality to deliver equipment to the COVID-19 Crisis Management Operation Room. The Team will begin manufacturing some spare parts and parts of respiratory systems, as well as equipment for the nose swab test in the upcoming days. Dr. Dejum on behalf of the team expressed their gratitude to Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz for his leadership and directions to facilitate their work. He also thanked King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy for his continuous support.
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Deanship of Admissions and Registration Completes 1,000,000 Tasks

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Over the last 30 days, the Deanship of Admissions and Registration received more than 3,000 inquiries through the "Tawasul" service. It also executed close to 1,000,000 academic operations for both the spring, summer, and fall 2020 semesters. Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, explained that all of the Deanship's efforts are in accord with the instructions of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy. These efforts were also supervised by Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Saad Du'ajim. Dean Algarni pointed out that his team is working through the "Tawasul" service to respond to all inquiries or requests within 24 hours. He confirmed that the Deanship is prepared for internal and external transfers and for the summer term admission. Dean Algarni also explained that the Deanship has started to receive electronic registration requests for the summer 2020 semester from students who are expected to graduate through “Tawasul". The Deanship will continue to prepare and process the schedules for the students through the Academia and "Tawasoul" until the 30th of Shaʿbān. Dean Algarni mentioned that registration would be available for all students beginning on the first and ending on the fourth of Ramadan. Students can register and check the available courses through Academia. He noted that the registration is currently considered initial, and it will start again after the end of the final exams concurring with the release of grades. Visiting students from other universities will be able to register between the third and seventh of Ramadan. The registration application will be approved if all requirements are met and sections available.
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330,000 Taks Performed to Activate Telework Availability in 21 days

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center In a response to suspended attendance of employees at their workplaces in all government agencies except for those in the health, security and military sectors as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, King Khalid University offered several electronic services to support the rapid transition to telework. Of note, the General Administrations of Information Technology and Cyber Security worked around the clock to ensure successful continuity of normal operations. CIO, Dr. Mohammed Alsaqer, explained that during 21 days, a total of 330,000 tasks to activate working online were performed, 107 remote training sessions were held, 200 virtual telephones to support office extensions were activated, 250 secure work accounts were created, 48 emails were established for collages and administrations to communicate with students, and 400 technical reports were processed. He pointed out that when it comes to enabling working online, 18 business WhatApp accounts were added to technical support, 6 technical teams were formed to support working online, 5 comprehensive guides were prepared and published for working and communicating online, and 6 video call services were included in the "With You" pack. The 2 administrations focused on redistributing Internet capacities to support online learning with special attention to supporting a number of meetings and official councils. Four electronic link operations were created, an electronic service was launched, 30,000 cyberattacks were countered, 330,000 messages were facilitated through the "Tawasol" system, and 30 news stories were translated. Statistics of the administrations of Information Technology and Cyber ​​Security showed a total of 81,000 exchanged electronic inquiries, 90,000 visits to the Working Online Manual, 1,300 requests through "Mubasher", 3,000 electronic inquiries, and 6 community initiatives. These statistics are but only part of the process, which does not include the slew of services offered by the Deanship of E-Learning. The Deanship of E-Learning supports the efforts to facilitate working online, councils, meetings, committees, symposiums, and workshops.
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Strategic Media Communications in Times of Crisis: Media Center Offers Insights

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Administration of Media and Communication recently organized an online workshop entitled "Strategic Management of Media and Communication in a Changing World", Strategic Planning Administration Advisor, Eng Mohamed Saad El-Banna, delivered the 4-hour workshop to approximately 1,000 trainees. Afaaq Newspaper Assistant, Ms. Reem Asiri, moderated the workshop as it moved through the topics as follows: The Challenges in Building a Public Relations Strategy; The Definition and Components of a Strategy; The Idea and Concept of Public Relations; Principals and Goals of Public Relations; Modern Jobs Related to Public Relations; Strategic Domains of Public Relations; Levels of Communication; Relation Patterns and Strategic Management of Public Relations; Steps to Manage Public Relations; Stages of Forming Public Opinion. Eng. El-Banna explained that the workshop aimed to raise awareness of the challenges of public relations in a changing world. It also aimed to spread awareness on the procedures of public relations strategic management and developing leadership and management skills associated with engaging with the public. The workshop targeted different levels of leadership that included human capital consultants and supervisors, personnel affairs officials, and specialists in dealing with the public. General Supervisor of the General Administration of Media and Communication, University Spokesperson, Dr. Mufleh Al-Qahtani, confirmed that this workshop was organized for the importance, delicacy, and difficulty of the process of strategic planning in the field of media and relations, noting that the field requires special skills and high proficiency because it is innovative and renewable. Mr. Mohammad Shami, a scholarship student, described how the Kingdom's rich culture and the community’s awareness contributed to his belief in the Ministry of Health's message, which resulted in positive results and propelled the Kingdom to the forefront of the world with its procedures and societal awareness and cooperation.
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