Majed Sahli

PhD Students

Research Interests

  • Parallel and distributed computing,
  • large data management,
  • string processing and
  • graph theory.

Selected Publications

  • Sahli M., Mansour E., Kalnis P., "ACME: A Scalable Parallel System for Extracting Frequent Patterns from a Very Long Sequence", Very Large Data Base Journal (VLDB-J), 2014.​​ vldbj14-sahli.pdf
  • Majed Sahli, Essam Mansour, Panos Kalnis, "Parallel motif extraction from very long sequences", (to appear) In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), San Francisco, CA, USA. October 2013.​​


  • 2010-Present PhD in Computer Science at KAUST, Thuwal, SA. Advisor: Panos Kalnis.
  • 2008-2010 Masters Degree in Computer Science with Distinction from NU, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 1997-2002 Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with First Honors from KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA.

Professional Profile

  • ​2010 Volunteered at San Diego Earth Fair, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 2007 Worked with the Saudi Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to support the Third OPEC Summit, Riyadh, KSA.
  • 2002-2008 Systems Analyst with Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, KSA.
  • 2001 Summer internship at Lucent Technologies, Riyadh, KSA.


  • ​2011 ACM SIGMOD Contest Finalist, Athens, Greece.
  • 2011 NSF Travel Grant to attend ACM SIGMOD, Athens, Greece.