Xingang Guo

PhD Students
"Dig deeper and think more "​


​Xingang is a Ms/Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering department within CEMSE division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He also holds a B.Sc from Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao. He is currently working on the modeling and optimal control for membrane-based water systems.​

Research Interests

  • ​Control Design 
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization
  • Signal Processing

Selected Publications

1. X.G. Guo, F. Albalawi and T.M. Laleg-Kirati, Model Predictive Control Paradigms for Direct Contact Membrane Desalination Modeled by Differential-Algebraic-Equations, American Control Conference (ACC), July 2019. 2. X.G. Guo, F. Albalawi, I. N'Doye, and T.M. Laleg-Kirati, Temperature Estimation in Direct Contact Membrane Distillation based Desalination Using Nonlinear Observer, Accepted, Control Methods for Water Resource Systems IFAC, 2019. 3. F. Albalawi, A. Chahid, X.G. Guo, S. Albaradei, A. Magana-Mora, B. Jankovic, M. Uludag, C.V. Neste, M. Essack, T.M. Laleg-Kirati, V.B. Bajic, Hybrid model for efficient prediction of Poly(A) signals in human genomic DNA, Accepted, Methods, 2018. 4. Al-Alwan, X.G. Guo, I. N'Doye and T.M. Laleg-Kirati, Laser beam pointing and stabilization by fractional-order PID control: tuning rule and experiments, IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), September 2017.​


  • MS. in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (August 2017 - April 2019).
  • B.S. in Control Engineering, Northeastern University (NEU), Qinhuangdao, China (September 2013 - June 2017).​


  • ​​2016, Best Paper of graduation thesis of Northeastern University.
  • 2016, Outstanding Graduate of Northeastern University.
  • 2015-2016 Grand Prize of Siemens Cup Intelligent Manufacturing Challenge in China.
  • 2014-2015 National Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • 2013-2014 National Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Educatio.
  • 2013-2014 First Prize of Scholarship, Northeast University.

KAUST Affiliations