I am currently a PhD student at Stanford University in the department of Electrical Engineering starting the quarter of Autumn 2017. I have graduated with a B.S in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.
. K. K. Saab, S. S. Saab, Jr.,
A Stochastic Newton-Raphson Method with Noisy Function Measurements, IEEE Signal Processing Letters , vol 23, no. 3, pp. 361-365, 2016 [PDF]
o Keywords- Newton-Raphson method, stochastic optimization, noisy function measurements
. K. K. Saab, S. S. Saab, Jr.,
Application of an Optimal Stochastic Newton-Raphson Technique to Triangulation-Based Localization Systems, 2016 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium , pp. 981-986, April 2016, Savannah, GA [PDF]
o Keywords- Newton's method; localization; relative location; anchor free; stochastic optimization
. Samer Said Saab, Jr and Khaled Kamal Saab,
A Positioning System for Photodiode Device Using Collocated LEDs, IEEE Photonics Journal, vol 8, no. 5, October 2016 [PDF]
o Keywords- Positioning system; visible light communications; light-emitting diode; received signal strength
. K. K. Saab,
Estimation of Cluster Centroids in Presence of Noisy Observations, 2016 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference, Nov. 4-6, 2016, Boston, MA [PDF]
o Keywords- machine learning; clustering; noise, k-means algorithm; stochastic optimization
. A. Clements, N. Almakhdhub, K. Saab, J. Koo, S. Bagchi, and M. Payer, “Protecting Bare-metal Embedded Systems with Privilege Overlays”, 2017 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 22-24, San Jose, CA. (ACCEPTED)
o Keywords—Network security; embedded systems; internet of things
2016 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference
2016 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium
[P1] Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Purdue University under Professor S. Bagchi’s supervision (Summer 2016) Brief Description: I developed three realistic embedded software applications and experimentally showed the affect EDiVirt has on the performance and security of embedded systems. EDiVirt is a virtualization layer for embedded systems to enable security solutions on embedded systems which were originally designed for desktop systems. o Keywords— Cybersecurity, embedded systems, software diversification, memory virtualization
[P2] Opportunity Research Scholars (ORS) Program at Georgia Tech under Professor M. Davenport’s supervision (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016) Brief Description: Our goal was to help prevent the formation of pressure ulcers for wheelchair users. We deployed pressure sensors on wheelchairs and determined a correlation between sitting behavior and pressure ulcer formation using signal processing and machine learning techniques. o Keywords— Signal Processing, machine learning, classification, supervised learning
[P3] Communication Project [PDF] (a design project in Communication Systems by Professor Gordon Stüber at Georgia Tech. (Fall 2016) Brief Description: Numerically simulated a cellular CDMA-based navigation system proposed in a paper that received best paper award in 2016 IEEE/ION PLANS. The system employs CDMA base transceiver stations (BTS) with an auxiliary mapping receiver, which is used to estimate the BTS clock biases, and utilizes the estimates BTS clock biases and the pseudorange measurements to estimate the position and clock bias of a navigating receiver. Beyond the work presented in this paper, the impact of mapping receiver clock bias error on the navigation solution is studied, and intuitive solutions are also presented to overcome some of the proposed system setup restrictions. o Keywords— Navigation, signals of opportunity, cellular CDMA, software-defined radio
To use sensors and embedded devices to automatically give guidance on how to improve squat form. This will be attained by studying the universal characteristics of a squat form that prevents injuries, extract relevant features, measured with off-the-shelf components, such as pressure distribution on feet. The measured data will be compared with formed data clusters associated with perfect squat. This project will include deployment of sensors, programming embedded systems, signal processing, and machine learning. (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)[P2] Digital Design Group Project
Built a simple computer using VHDL on an Altera Cyclone 2 DE2 board and implemented functions to move a robot to desired locations, scan and store object locations, and traverse to localized objects in a sequential manner. (Spring 2015)
In the demonstration below, the DE2 Bot moves in a straight line scanning it's surroundings using sonar sensors. The locations of the objects are then saved. Once the DE2 Bot reaches a wall, it stops and begins sequentially traversing to each stored location. In the demo below, my teammates foot was accidently stored as the last scanned location.
[P3] Programming HW/SW Systems Project
Programmed the pacman game in the C language and built circuit with ARM mbed, accelerometer, μLCD, pushbuttons, speaker and SD card slot to play the pacman game. (Spring 2015)
Developed a state machine as a controller of two trains on shared track segments with collision avoidance using VHDL on an Altera cyclone 2 DE2 board. (Spring 2015)
Set up a remote controlled lightbulb using an Arduino Uno microcontroller, IR receiver, IR remote, relay switch, LEDs, wires, and a lightbulb. (Fall 2015)
Finding an algorithm to determine the position of a tuning key, of a plucked string instrument, to a desired fundamental frequency.
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and then moved to Lebanon where I lived my youth and then moved to Atlanta, GA, for college education. School In Lebanon I went to the American Community School (ACS) at Beirut where I got my International Baccalaureate diploma.
Graduation day with the best friendsBand At the age of 11, I joined the middle school band and began learning how to play the alto saxophone. At the age of 14 I joined the high school band where I started to participate in school concerts and graduation ceremonies. Basketball Ever since I was 10 years old I loved playing basketball. I joined basketball summer camps when I was young and eventually joined the junior varsity team at ACS at the age of 14. When I was 15 I got to travel with my JV basketball team to Jordan for a tournament. At the age of 16 I joined the varsity team at ACS as a center position. That same year we travelled to Portugal to play in a tournament and won first place! I also got the MVP award, which I would like to believe I got because of blocking Pau Gasol's (famous NBA player) younger brother.
After winning first place at the Portugal AMAC Basketball Tournament (2012)
Receiving the MVP award at the Portugal AMAC Basketball TournamentTraveling I love travelling and discovering new places I have never been to. Some of the countries I have visited are France, England, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Jordan, Egypt, and Serbia.
Camel ride in the desert in Morocco (2013)
LAU Basketball team in Serbia (2014)My girlfriend I fell in love with my classmate, Noor Barrage, during my junior year of high school. Noor has made such a significant impact on my life. While we approached the time that Noor and I were going to leave one another for university, we decided to continue our very special relationship and do long-distance. To this day I am very proud of our successful long-distance relationship, which a lot of people would describe as impossible. It is a challenging task to find the time to talk to Noor with all the workload from Georgia Tech and the seven-hour time difference. However, I manage to keep Noor a major part in my life.
In London during ChristmasMiscellaneous pictures
Hiking and camping in Lebanon (Summer 2014)
Paint party at Georgia Tech (Fall 2014)
Horse riding with Noor (Summer 2015)
Spring break at Panama City Beach, FL (Spring 2015)
Some of my closest friends (Winter Break 2016)
Jumping high for that dunk! (Summer 2016)
Email: khaled [dot] saab [dot] 95 [at] gmail [dot] com GaTech Email: ksaab3 [at] gatech [dot] edu Phone: (404) 834-3531