Connecting MBSC and KAUST for Health Value Creation
When the skies are clear, the views to the south-east along the Red Sea coast, from the windows of our rapidly developing Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship offers views on the science and technology powerhouse KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology).
Obviously, many entrepreneurial opportunities are technology-driven, and conversely, evidence of the value of many technological advancements is formed by capturing their entrepreneurial opportunity. Exchange of ideas and minds, therefore, has tremendous potential.
It was great to be invited by @MichalMankowski to present a lecture for the graduate program in KAUST. Especially so as it provided an opportunity to elaborate on how computer science and optimization can drive health value creation for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease; of which 1.2 million people die every year globally − that’s more than 2 patients per minute. Optimization techniques can optimally match patients with donors, especially in kidney exchange programs. They save lives and costs, and our recent research shows that there is room for science to further improve their performance.
It was a privilege to present these opportunities for health value creation and research to our highly esteemed neighbors at KAUST.