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Academic year News (2009 - 2010) 

Academic year News (2010 - 2011) 

 

 

June 15 - 2013

Robotics Competition

The QU Computing Club invites you to attend the following event: Robotics Competition, which will be held between Qatar University Teams.
Saturday 15 June 2013.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Ibn Khaldoon Hall

 

March 25 - 2013

Winning the Qatar Microsoft Imagine Cup

Congratulations to the CENG students (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) for winning the Qatar Microsoft Imagine Cup. This team will represent Qatar in the worldwide final competition in Russia in July 2013.

The Team:
Latifa Al-Naimi
Amna Al-Kaabi
Mariam Bahameish
Rahma Ali
Supervised by Dr. Osama Halabi

( See pictures and more Information )

 

March 23 - 2013

Computing Contest 2013

During this open to the public event, all the contestants and their mentors will be invited to bring their robots and compete on the competition arena. The award ceremony will immediately follow the head-to-head match. Check the Website:

 [ http://cse.qu.edu.qa/computingcontest ] and [ Gulf-Times ].

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March 06 - 2013

Completing the Cisco Instructor Certifications

Congratulation to Mr. Zeyad Ali , Lecturer of Computer Science, for successfully completing the Cisco Instructor Certification based on the new academy system, after passing a series of very rigorous and stressful four-stage exams organized by Cisco.

 

March 03 - 2013

Winning the Platinum Award in PhD recipients

Congratulations to Dr. Aiman Erbad, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering for winning the Platinum Award in PhD recipients, as awarded by H. H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani today in the Education Excellence Day.

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January 22 - 2013

QU wins Fifth place in ACM Collegiate Programming Contest 2013

Students from Computer Science and Engineering Department win Relentless Programmers award and ranked fifth among all Universities in the GCC region during the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) contest in Oman.

The ACM Collegiate Programming Contest, Omanian Collegiate Programming Contest version was held at Sultan Qaboos University, January 19-20, 2013 Muscat, Oman. The steering committee of the contest arranged all logistics related to the accommodation for three nights (January 18, 19 and 20), transportation, and others. Qatar University participated with two teams, males and females, each team is composed of three students in addition to the team coach. The first team consists of the following students: Abdelrazek Ibrahim, Abdelrahman Shouman, Kariem Fahmi and Eng. Khalid Abualsaud as a coach. The second team members are Abeer Al-Marridi, Aya Hussein, and Hagar Hussein. Their coach is Dr. Somaya Al-maadeed.

Thirty teams from Universities and colleges in the GCC countries registered at the ACM Collegiate Programming Contest. Each University allowed to register two teams only.
 

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November 29 - 2013

Startup Weekend Doha

Startup Weekend Doha will provide the startup scene with an event that captures the essence of what starting a new business is all about. The event will provide participants (idea pitchers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs) — who will be working on their ideas for 54 hours — with mentors from various fields to guide them, speakers to provide them with lessons learned from past experiences, and prominent entrepreneurs from the host country as judges.

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December 24 - 2012

Computer Science Business Plan Pitching Event

invition to CS Business Plan Pitching event which will be held at 6:00-8:00 PM, today (Monday, December 24, 2012).  Please find the following information about the event.
 
Event:   CS Business Plan Pitching Event
Time:  6:00-8:00 PM
Date: Monday, December 24, 2012
Location: Room 140, New Library Building, Qatar University
 
CS students taking CMPS 307, have been working on building their startup company as part of their course activities/requirements. During this event, the students will be pitching their startup business ideas and plans to a panel of external judges.

 

December 9 to 10 - 2012

Microsoft Image Cup Competition

Two booths organized by Microsoft Qatar to encourage students to participate in the
Microsoft imaging cup competition. This is a worldwide competition. The global finals will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2013. Last year a group of students from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in Qatar University participated in the finals in Sydney.
 
Register at the booth:
Date: 9th and 10th December
Location: QU - (Male Activities building on the 9th, Female Engineering building on the 10th)
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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November 21 - 2012

Computing Contest 2013 Launch Ceremony

The Computing Contest 2013 launch ceremony will take place in the reception hall of the university administration building at 10:00 AM 21/11/2012.

 

September 19 - 2012

 Prof Qutaibah Malluhi New Appiontment

Dr. Qutaibah Malluhi Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering is now appointed Director of KINDI LAB for Computing Research

 

July 24 - 2012

 Computer Science & Engineering team in 2nd round of Imagine Cup 

A team of four female students from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (QU), which represented Qatar in the world finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, held in Sydney, Australia earlier this month, was one of the 20 teams to advance to the second round of the competition finals.

 

June 24 - 2012

 Token of Appreciation for Service as Head of Department

Dr. Mazen Hasnah (College of Eng. Dean) delivers Prof Qutaibah Malluhi ( Computer Science HOD) a token of appreciation for the past six years of service as HOD. See Photo

 

June 15 - 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Khaled Khan on his book 

Congratulations to Dr. Khaled Khan (Assistant Professor in Computer Science) on his book “Security-Aware Systems Applications and Software Development Methods”, which has been released recently.http://www.igi-global.com/book/security-aware-systems-applications-software/61638

 

May 31 - 2012
Computer Science & Engineering Open Day

Oral presentations of the CSE senior projects which took place in the morning.

Event: CSE Open Day & Senior Project Presentations
Time: 2:00-4:30 pm
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Location: Ibn Khaldoon Hall

See Photo from the event.

 


April 24 - 2012
Winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Qatar

Congratulations to the CSE students for winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Qatar.  The CSE students are: Fatma Al-Msaifri, Mariam Al-Ansari, Roqaya Al-Shaabi and Yesmin Halwani with the supervision of Dr. Osama Halabi, they managed to win the finals of the Imagine Cup competition in Qatar.

 

April 19 - 2012
Winning the "Create an App " in the Platform Doha Compitition

Congratulations to the CSE students Luban Al-Kailani, Sajeda Nahia and Khuzama Mahmoud, for being the runner up winner for the “Create an App” competition during Platform Doha yesterday. The Students were supervised by Dr. Osama Halabi, who has been encouraging and supporting our students’ participation in the platform competitions.

 

 

April 18 - 2012

Workshop on computer gaming and game design

Workshop on computer gaming and game design. This event will take place at Ibn Khaldoon Hall on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9-5 pm. The event will address issues related to digital gaming, game design, education through games, and market opportunities.
 
Here is some information about the event:
 
Event: Platform Doha
Date: Wednesday April 18, 2012
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Venue: Ibn Khaldoon Hall

The agenda can be found at http://www.platformexpos.com/PLATFORM-DOHA-A4-HANDOUT.pdf

More information about the event can be found at http://www.platformexpos.com/events/platform-doha/

 

 

April 4 - 2012

Promotion for Dr. Uvais Qidwai to an Associate Professor

Dr. Uvais Qidwai is promoted to the rank of associate professor on 04/04/2012. Dr. Uvais has been an active researcher at College of Engineering for many years and his distinguished efforts in establishing multidisciplinary research across the CENG departments. (Website)

 

April  3 - 2012

Winning the first place in the fifth engineering students gathering at Sultan Qaboos University

CSE students: Heba Dawoud, Muneera Al-Marri, Nada Aloraidi, Ohood Al-Amoudi, Rouda Al-Kuwari, and Sara Qaffaf; and their supervisors; Dr. Tarek Elfouly and Dr. Amr Mohamad has won the first place in the fifth engineering students gathering at Sultan Qaboos University on 03/04/2012. More than 50 projects from Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Oman were competing were competing. As their project titled “Assistive technology for people with hearing disabilities”.

 

July - 2012

The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 competition finals will be held in Australia

For the first time, Microsoft is bringing Imagine Cup to Qatar. Imagine Cup is the world premier student technology competition that invites students from around the world to use their imagination and creativity in order to solve the world’s toughest problems. One team will be selected to represent Qatar in the Imagine Cup worldwide finals that will be held in July in Sydney, Australia.

A total of 400 students registered, out of which only 4 teams have been shortlisted to present their projects in the Imagine Cup local finals. The Imagine Cup local finals in Qatar will take place on the 24th of April 2012 from 5 – 9 pm where students will present their projects for an executive panel of judges who will at the end of the event select the winning team to represent Qatar in the Imagine Cup Worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia.  Student teams will be required to be present from 9AM to 9PM on the 24th of April to prepare for the final event. (Visit Website)

We cordially invite you to attend the Imagine Cup Qatar Country Finals on Tuesday 24th of April from 5-9PM. Would Also like to extend this invitation to the president and Deans of Qatar University.

Team 1- Technology Lanterns
Idea: Combines hardware and software (using AR, Kinect and 3D Audio) to create a hat that helps blind and visually impaired people
Members:
Fatma Mohammed Al-Msaifri
Mariam Essa Al-Ansari
Roqaya Saed Al-Shaabi
Yasmin Aladden Halwani

Team 2- Arab Oasis
Idea:
An m-learning platform to help people learn Arabic (particularly spelling and vocabulary)
Members:
Sajeda Mahmood Nahia
Lubna Maymun Al-kailani
Hind Ali Almerekhi

 

March 23 - 2012

Computing Contest Competition day and Award Ceremony

Announcing the winners of the Computing Contest 2012 in an awards ceremony at Qatar University on saturday 24/03/2012. The contest, aimed at high school students across the country, was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the College of Engineering CENG). The competition started at 10:00 AM and ended at 4:00 PM with three winners from three different schools.

The ceremony was attended by CENG Dean Dr Mazen Hasna, Head of CSE Department Dr Qutaibah Malluhi, faculty, high-school teachers, students , and parents. CENG Dean Dr Mazen Hasna handed out the awards and congratulated the winners. (Picture-1,Picture-2)

 

Fabruuary 1 - 2012

Writer Identification Contest for Arabic Scripts (ICFHR 2012)

An international contest on Writer Identification for Arabic Scripts is organized by the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Research Group PRIP at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (Qatar University) in conjunction with the International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2012. More information is available in the contest website (http://awic2012.qu.edu.qa).

 

December 6 -2011

Winning the Exemplary Online Instruction using BlackBoard Award

Dr. Saleh Alhazbi, Lecturer of Computer Science, College of Engineering, QU, Winnes the Exemplary Online Instruction using BlackBoard Award at the academic year 2010 - 2011.

 

March 20 - 2011

ictQATAR and ConocoPhillips agreed to sponsor the computing contest

ictQATAR and ConocoPhillips agreed to sponsor the computing contest. See contest website (http://cse.qu.edu.qa/computingcontest)

 

October 2 - 2011

Winning the best poster award in the Research Forum in Qatar

A group of researchers from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Won the first prize for a research entitled "Intelligent System To Identify the Writer" in the Research Forum of Qatar University – 2011 in the field of Information Technology. The team designed a system to identify the signature electronically, Participated in the research (Dr. Somaya Ali Al-Ali , Dr. Ali Jaoua, Dr. Jihad Aljaam, Dr. Abdelali Hsaineh and Wail Ayoubi) from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering - College Of Engineering.

 

November 22 - 2011

Winning the computing award during the QF annual research forum

Dr. Tarek Elfouly, Dr. Amr Mohammed, and their students in the department of Computer Science & Engineering won the computing award during the QF annual research forum, which was held in the Qatar National Convention Center from 20 Nov. until 22 Nov. 2011.

 

November 14 - 2011

Faculty Annual Student Meetings

The first CSE Faculty/Students Annual Meeting took place on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, 11am to 12:30pm, in the Male campus and on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, 11am to 12:30pm in the Female campus. The events started with welcoming notes by the CSE department head, Dr. Qutaibah Melluhi, followed by discussions on various issues of concern to all. The event concluded with light activities and lunch which enabled informal interactions.

 

December 8 - 2011

Computing Contest Press Conference

The QU Computing Contest Committee members are organizing a Contest Press Conference in the presence of representatives for its sponsors, in addition to teachers from participating schools.

When: Thu 8th Dec, 10:00-11:00
Where: Reception Room - QU Administration Building

Agenda
- Opening Speech by Prof Shaikha Jabor Al-Thani, VP & CAO, QU
- Speech by Prof. Qutaibah Malluhi, Head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department
- Speech by Mr. John Kent, Human Resources Manager of ConocoPhillips Gulf States
- Speech by Dr. Sayed El Sayed, Head of the QU Computing Contest Organizing Committee
- Q&As
- Coffee Break

 

September 1 - 2011

ictQATAR renews its support for the ictQATAR chair at the department of computer science and engineering

Qatar University and the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) agreed to renew their agreement on the Council's support for the chair position in ICT at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University. The funding is for three additional years starting on the academic year 2012-2013, where the chair will conduct research in coordination with the Council to set up research programs to promote the field of information and communication technologies, and organize workshops and training courses for students, staff and faculty members.

 

July 6 - 2011

Winning two international prizes to identify the owner of the line and signature electronically

A team from the Qatar University latest findings of science in the field of fingerprint recently participated in the international conference to  analyze and identify documents ICDAR2011 held in China. This competition was previously organized by a team of researchers at the University of Qatar.

Qatar University team participated in the conference in a research paper on the same subject, the conference was attended by Dr. Abdelali Hsaineh and Dr. Somaya Ali Al-Ali from the University of Qatar.

At the same conference, researchers from the University has achieved two prizes in the international competition. First to address the writer and see the documents and musical notes automatically, and the second contest to identify signatures excelled at Latin.

 

 September 18 - 2011

ABET Accreditation

The two programs (Computer Science & Computer Engineering) in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering have received the ABET Accreditation.

 

July 16 - 2011

Winning the "Special International Prize"  [Art & Technology Tohoku 2011 Competition]

Winning the "Special International Prize" which given for the best three works of international submission. The project title is [Different Games To Test Your Observation: Noora AL-Shaabi, Nawal Khalid, Aws Al-Taie, Osama Halabi ] that has been submitted to the [Art & Technology Tohoku 2011 Competition].

Statistics about this year competition:
  Number of submissions:
  Interactive works: 28
  Non-Interactive works: 34
  Digital Technolog: 70

Domestic (Japan): 46
International: 24

Awards list:
http://www-cg.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/AT2011/award_list.html
Award list with photo:
http://www-cg.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/AT2011/award.html
Snap shot of the event:
http://www-cg.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/AT2011/photo/index.html
Competition website:
http://www-cg.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/AT2011/index-e.html
 

 

May 22 -2011

Winning the Music Scores: Writer Identification and Staff Removal competition (ICDAR / GREC 2011)

Dr. Sumaya Al-Maadeed (Assistant Professor) in the CSE department and her team WON the Music Scores: Writer Identification and Staff Removal competition (ICDAR / GREC 2011).

Read More: http://dag.cvc.uab.es/cvcmuscima/competition

 

May 23 -2011

Winning the 3rd place in the 3rd UREP competition

Dr. Tarek Elfouly and Dr. Amr Mohamed from the CSE department won the 3rd place in the 3rd UREP competition. The project entitled “Intelligent Traffic Light System for Ambulance Use” by Noor Al-Nakhala, Heba Khayal and Sharmeen Ibrahim.

 

May 3 - 2011

Winning the first college of engineering championship in football

The department of computer science & engineering football team won the first college of engineering championship in football that took place on Tuesday May 3, 2011.

 

May 26 - 2011

Computer Science and Engineering Projects Exhibition

The purpose of the Course Project Award is to recognize the excellent project work of the students and to provide them a chance to enhance their presentation skill by demonstrating their good work to the public. The top three ranking projects will receive a symbolic award and certificate.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Reception Hall, Administration Building, Qatar University

 

May 16 - 2011

Best poster award at  the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing College of Information Technology, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Best poster award at  the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing College of Information Technology, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE was awarded to our students Sara Qaffaf, Rouda Al-Kuwari, Ohood Al-Amoudi, Nada Aloraidi, Heba Dawoud and Muneera Al-Marri under the supervision of  Dr. Tarek Elfouly and Dr. Amr.Mohamed The project poster entitled "Assistive Technology for People with Hearing/Speaking Disabilities"

 

April 29 - 2011

Winning the third prize in the IT competition (Software Category) which took place in the college of  Information Technology -  Zayed University, UAE

Under the supervision of Dr. Khaled Bashir Shaban (Assistant Professor), Fatima Al-Saffar and Al-Maha Al-Attiya from the CSE department won the third prize in the IT competition (Software Category) which took place in the college of  Information Technology -  Zayed University on 29/04/2011.

The competition is sponsored by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Injazat Data Systems, Al Jaber Group and Municipality of Abu Dhabi City. Zayed University Competition in IT. (See Pictures)

 

April 28 - 2011

Computing Contest Competition day and Award Ceremony

Announcing the winners of the Computing Contest 2011 in an awards ceremony at Qatar University on saturday 28/04/2011. The contest, aimed at high school students across the country, was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the College of Engineering CENG). The competition started at 10:00 AM and ended at 4:00 PM with three winners from three different schools.

The ceremony was attended by QU President Prof Sheikha Al-Misnad, Dr. Sheikha Jaber Al Thani Vice-President, CENG Dean Dr Mazen Hasna, Head of CSE Department Dr Qutaibah Malluhi, faculty, high-school teachers, students , and parents. QU President handed out the awards and congratulated the winners. (Picture-1 , Picture-2)

 

March 29 - 2011

ICT Research Day

ICT Research Day- Tuesday, 29/3/2011 starting at 9 a.m. in Room I111 Corridor 9- College of Engineering. More information in the attached PDF file.

 

February 28 - 2011 

Call for Participation: First International Contest on Arabic Writer Identification AWI’2011  in Conjunction with ICDAR’2011

This international contest on Arabic Writer Identification AWI’2011 is organized by the Document Image Analysis team of Qatar University in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2011) that will be held in Beijing, China.

Writer identification is a very active research field which has many applications in different domains (biometric, forensic, etc.). During ICDAR’2009 conference, around eight papers dealt with writer identification and in the ICFHR’2010, not less than six papers addressed also this topic.

The aim of this competition is to allow researchers and practitioners working on writer identification or related fields to compare the performances of their systems on a new collected set of data that will be freely available for all contestants. The winner of this contest will be honored at a special session in ICDAR’2011.

Detailed information about the contest can be found at: http://wic2011.qu.edu.qa/
Registration and submissions to this contest must be done through Kaggle website.
We will also be happy to answer your questions on the forum of the competition.

 

March 20 - 2011

Two comprehensive workshops on assembling and programming Robots

The department of computer science & engineering organized a workshop on assembling and programming the robot . A large number of students attended the workshop from different high schools in Qatar. The workshop was held in Qatar university on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The workshop was delivered by Dr. Uvais and Dr. Ryan.

See workshop pictures( Pic-1 , Pic-2 , Pic-3 Pic-4 )

Website: http://cse.qu.edu.qa/computingcontest

 

March 3 - 2011

Computing Contest Launching 2011

The department of Computer Science & Engineering is organizing its fourth annual computing contest across high schools in Qatar. The contest will involve designing, building, and programming a LEGO Robot to navigate  a course and accomplish tasks. Information about the contest lunching is shown below:

Event:                   Launching the 2011 QU Computing Contest
Date:                    Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time:                    11:00 AM
Location:              Reception Hall, Administration Building

Website: http://cse.qu.edu.qa/computingcontest

 

 February 10 - 2011

Computer Science & Engineering Retreat

The CSE department had its 2010-2011 retreat in Ramada Hotel on the 10th of February 2011.The retreat was attended by all department members including faculty members, lecturers, TAs and non-academic staff members.

The retreat was very successful. The following areas were covered:
1. Reflect on mistakes and successes
2. Share and get feedback on the CSE strategic plan
3. Formulate innovative projects to support the CSEstrategic plan
4. Plan and develop common understanding about our senior project courses and their enhancement. (Pic1,Pic2,Pic3)

 

September 1 - 2010

Prof. Ahmad Zaki Abu Bakar joins the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki bin Abu Bakar, a senior professor at the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), As part of a collaboration program between QU and UTM, Prof. Zaki will has joined the department of Computer Science and Engineering during 2010-11 academic year.

 

September 1 - 2010

Student award of the Qatar Foundation Research Forum

The best student research award in computing science was presented to Sarah Qaffaf of Qatar University for her research on ‘StepID – A Matlab-based toolbox for identification from step response,’ where tools will be developed to extract and pre-process enormous amounts of data. In this project, Sarah Qaffaf is collaborating with students from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University.

 

September 1 - 2010

Dr. Osama Halabi joins the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The HOD Prof. Qutaibah had a department meeting to welcome the new faculty member at the CSE department. The new faculty member is Dr. Osama Halabi (Assistant Professor),

Dr. Osama Halabi received a BSc, in electronic engineering from Damascus University, MSc in computer science from Shanghai University, and PhD in Information Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 1992, 1998, and 2001, respectively. He was a software engineer at the National Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), Damascus, Syria, from 1992 to 1995, an assistant professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology as a Fujitsu Endowed Chair (Fujitsu Co.,) from 2001 to 2003, a researcher in Virtual Systems Laboratory at Gifu University from 2003 to 2006, an assistant professor at Iwate University, Japan, from 2006 to 2010.

 

June 21 -2010
Research Award
Dr. Uvais Ahmed Qidwai (Assistant Professor) from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering has received a research award at the college level from the dean of engineering Dr. Mazen Hasnah.

 

May 6 -2010
Website Contest Award Ceremony (WSC10)

QU announced the winners of its Website Contest 2010 (QU_WSC’10) in an awards ceremony at Ibn Khaldoon Hall last Thursday. The contest, aimed at high school students across the country, was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the College of Engineering CENG).

Abdalla Bin Essa Alfadalah and Hena Alpona from the International Middle East School were the first prize winners for their project "Be Proud, you are in Qatar!". The project was supervised by their teacher Mashid Karimi. The prize is QR 10,000 in addition to a scholarship to study in the Bachelor of Science program at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Second prize winners were Saroj Akmal and Fahad Ali Sayed from Pakistan Education Center. Their project was entitled "A Rising Nation", and was supervised by their teacher Guhar Hameed. The prize is QR 6,000.

Third prize winner was Abdulrahman Mohamad from Abudllah Bin Ali Al-Misnad High School for his project "Doha Today". The project was supervised by his teacher Tamer Mohammed. The prize is QR 4,000.

The ceremony was attended by QU President Prof Sheikha Al-Misnad, Dr. Sheikha Jaber Al Thani Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, Vice-President for Research Dr Hassan Al Derham, CENG Dean Dr Mazen Hasna, Head of CSE Department Dr Qutaibah Malluhi, heads of departments, faculty, high-school teachers, students , and parents. QU President handed out the awards and congratulated the winners.

 

May 5 to 6 -2010
Winners of an outstanding competition for best paper award in the “Second annual undergrad research conference on applied computing”

The department students Athmane Boularas , Ramzi Bendeddouche , Mohamed Al-Damarawy, supervised by Dr. Amr Mohamed have won an outstanding competition for best paper award in the “Second annual undergrad research conference on applied computing”, which has been organized at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.


Paper title:
WIPMON: Wireless Sensor System for Industrial Process Monitoring by Amr Mohamed, Athmane Boularas , Ramzi Bendeddouche , Mohamed Al-Damarawy (Qatar University, Qatar)
Announcement on the conference website
http://www.zu.ac.ae/urc/program.html

 

May 4 -2010
Establishing an ACM student chapter and an ACM Workshop

Establishing an ACM student chapter at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering andACM Workshok on Computing Eduacation.

QU hosted a high-level workshop last Monday conducted by officials from the US-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) on “Research Overtones in Computing Education”. It was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of the College of Engineering (CENG).

The workshop was sponsored by QU in conjunction with ACM and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). It was part of a 3-day program of activities which included the ACM Board Meeting in which was discussed the future possibility of a computer education summit, and inauguration of the QU ACM student chapter.

The workshop provided a forum for QU’s ICT professionals and students to interact with ACM and other international professionals in the field of computing research and education and explore opportunities for mutual collaboration and cooperation.

 

 

April 4 - 2010
First prize at UREP competition

Three QU students won first prize in the 2nd Undergraduate Research Experience (UREP) competition under Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), it was announced this week.
College of Engineering (CENG) students Asma Al-Emadi, Nassma Mohandes, Mona Al-Ansari and Aisha Al-Abdulla won for best project and best presentation for the development of a prototype of a traffic surveillance system. The students were supervised by Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department Prof Qutaibah Malluhi.
 
The winning project entitled “DTS: A System For Real-Time Doha Traffic Surveillance Using Zigbee” was one of six to be selected as finalists in the competition.
The projects were evaluated by independent external reviewers based on quality of work (25%), relevance of the data to the conclusion (25%), clarity of presentation (25%), and quality of response to question and answer (25%).
 
According to the project abstract, the system employs an in-vehicle device for collecting real-time traffic data and which uses GPS technology to record information about the position and the speed of a moving vehicle. The device uses the emerging ZigBee standard as a low-cost low-power wireless ad-hoc network which enables the device to be a member of a ZigBee network and allow the data to be transmitted to one of the roadside base stations, which relay the data to a central server.
 
The gathered data from all vehicles are fused and maintained on the central server. Real-time information on the server is presented to end-users through a web interface. In addition, the server maintains historical Doha traffic information database that can be used for traffic analysis and prediction.

  

March 29 - 2010 and April 1 - 2010
Open meeting with CSE students

Invitation to an open meeting with the head of the Department Prof. Qutaibah Malluhi and the department members, on Monday29.03.2010, at 2:00 pm, Room I111, Corridor 9.

Invitation to an open meeting with the head of the Department Prof. Qutaibah Malluhi and the department members, on Thursday 1.04.2010, at 2:00 pm, in the College of Engineering Building, Room C07175.

  

December 15 - 2009
Cloud Computing Hardware Installation and Training Sessions
The Cloud Computing Team in the CSE department will be trained for three full days in Qatar University on the Cloud Configuration. The Cloud Computing Hardware is located in Qatar University and the system is ready. The training will be conducted by IBM.
See Cloud Computing Pictures ( Pic-1 , Pic-2 , Pic-3 , Pic-4 , Pic-5 , Pic-6 , Pic-7)

 

December 13 -  2009
Lunching the Website Contest 2010 (WSC10)
Lunching the Website Contest 2010 (WSC10) at Qatar University. This contest provides students across Qatar the opportunity to interact with each other and demonstrate their creative web design and team-work skills. The contest also provides a platform for the Computer Science and Engineering Department at QU and schools to focus on the growing market demand for computing professionals. See Pictures ( Pic-1 , Pic-2 , Pic-3 )
URL: http://www.qu.edu.qa/wsc/10
Qatar University Website Contest 2010 on news papers

 

November 23 - 2009
Elevation to IEEE Fellow
The CSE department congratulates Professor John Impagliazzo for becomming an IEEE Fellow. The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Professor John for his contribution to Computing Education.

 

November 1 - 2009
RelMiCS 11 / AKA 6 International Conference
The Conference will be held in Ramada Hotel from 1 to 5 November 2009. Prof. Ali Jaoua (General Chair) and Dr. Rehab Duwauri will be presenting a paper. The Conference is Organized by the Computer Science & Engineering Department. URL: http://www.qu.edu.qa/RelMiCs11
Read more on RelMiCS 11 / AKA 6 International Conference  through Qatar News Agency.

 

September 7 - 2009
Welcoming the new faculty members at the CSE department
The HOD Prof. Qutaibah had a meeting to welcome the new faculty members at the CSE department. The new faculty members are Dr. Abdelkarim Erradi (Assistant Professor), Dr. Sebti Foufou (Full Professor), and Dr. Rayan Riley (Assistant Professor).

 

June 30 - 2009
Honoring Achievers in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering
The HOD Prof. Qutaibah M. Malluhi had honored Dr. Uvais Ahmed Qidwai for his Outstanding Research and Mr. Zeyad Ali for his Outstanding Teaching and Ms. Sara Khalaili for her Outstanding Service.

 

June 16 - 2009
Farewell Party for the CSE Colleagues who are leaving the department
A farewell party in the CS library for the leaving colleagues in the CSE department. The leaving colleagues are Dr. Abu-bakr Mostafa Taha (Assistant Professor), Dr. Adel A. El- Zoghabi (Associate Professor), and Dr. Jouhaina Chaouachi Siala (Associate Professor).
(See Picture)

 

May 13 - 2009
Cisco Local Academy Agreements Signing Ceremony
The College of Engineering at Qatar University, which is hosting the Cisco Regional Academy, has signed agreements with the Institute of Administrative Development, and College of North Atlantic - Qatar to establish Cisco Local Academies.  This agreement will allow local academies to offer network certification courses that will strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations in Qatar, to better meet the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) demands. ( See Photo )

In the ceremony, the Cisco regional academy, which is mainly run by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has awarded the best Cisco Instructor to Dr. Moutaz Saleh, the best Administrative support to Eng. Noora Alnaimi, and the best academy student award to Salman Raisi. All are from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

 

May 5 to 7 - 2009
International Conference on Modeling & Complex Systems 2009
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering has been the co-organizer for this conference. Dr. Uvais Ahmed was in the conference steering committee.
URL: http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/cmcs09/

 

November 1 to 5  - 2009
International Conference on Relational Methods & Kleene Algebra
11th International Conference on Relational Methods in Computer Science (RelMiCS 11)
6th International Conference on Applications of Kleene Algebra (AKA 6)
November 1 to 5, 2009 Doha, Qatar
URL: http://www.qu.edu.qa/RelMiCs11/


February 17 - 2009
Appointment as an editor-in-chief
Dr Khaled M. Khan at Qatar University has recently been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief to the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE) for a term of three years. The journal is to provide a forum for software engineers and security experts to exchange innovative ideas in security-aware software systems. Emphasizing security issues of software from a software engineering perspective, IJSSE promotes the idea that security issues must be an integral part in every phase of software development, and advocates the development of security-aware software systems from the ground up. Targeting researchers, academicians, software engineers, and field experts, this journal presents cutting-edge industry solutions in software engineering and security research. IJSSE publishes quarterly, both in Print and Electronic. The journal is expected to have a profound impact in software engineering as well as security communities. More information about the journal is available from the journal website: http://www.igi-global.com/ijsse 

 

January 26 - 2009
Launching Qatar's Cloud Computing Center
Launching Qatar's Cloud Computing Center (January 26, 2009) The Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering have partnered with IBM, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and Texas A&M University at Qatar on an initiative that will bring the first could computing system to the middle east. Through his project, researchers from the partnering institutions will collaborate with the local community and industry experts to develop cloud-based solutions for industry problems. This initiative will provide a cloud infrastructure that is open for local businesses and industries to implement and test relevant applications like seismic modeling and the exploration for oil and gas. On January 26, 2009, IBM has made a global announcement about this initiative. In addition, an event gathering over 100 potential stakeholders in Qatar has taken place on January 26, 2009.

 

January 15 - 2009
Accepting Applications for the MS in Computing program
Accepting Applications for the MS in Computing program (January 15, 2009) The university started accepting applications for the new MS in Computing program in January 15, 2009. The online system will be open for receiving application till March 15, 2009.