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QU, HBKU and QCRI Announce the Winners of Artificial Intelligence National Competition | Qatar University

QU, HBKU and QCRI Announce the Winners of Artificial Intelligence National Competition

2021-05-20
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Qatar University’s College of Engineering (QU-CENG), Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) announced names of winners of the Artificial Intelligence National Competition.

In his speech, QU-CENG Dean Dr Khalid Kamal Naji said “This is a national competition challenging students, developers, professionals, and researchers to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle some challenges for different applications. This opportunity actually raised awareness of AI technologies in Qatar, supported building local capacity in this timely and crucial area, and provided a platform for participants to share AI ideas and applications”.

Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid (Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) said "The competition consisted of 5 phases: Idea Submission, Announcement of shortlisted ideas, Solution design / development duration Project Submission, Project testing and demos (track 2), Announcement of winners”.

Dr. Mounir Hamdi, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) said “The competition recognized the developers who are paving the path for future innovative AI technologies that can be deployed to support infrastructure and address challenges for different applications as highlighted below”.
In his comment, Dr. Ahmed Masoud; QU-CENG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies said “We looked for creative and innovative AI solutions, which can be deployed to resolve practical problems including but not limited to: Healthcare solutions, AI in Education, Automatic and real-time detection of trolls over social media, Real-time AI solutions for assisting sports referees to take prompt decisions, Crowd monitoring and behavior analysis and prediction, Detection and prevention of attacks and malware, Drones emergency services, and Logistics impacting the supply chain and security challenges due to the blockade.

At the end of the press conference, winners were announced. In track one: Concept and Design, Dabeeruddin Syed and Ameena Zainab won first place. Tareq Yousef Kamel AlKhraishi won second place, while Abhinav Balram Gudavalli won third place.

In track 2: Proof of concept and Demos, Nandhini Subramanian won first place. Anas Mohammed Tahir and Yazan Hazim Ali Qiblawey won second place. Serkan Kiranyaz and Muhammad Uzair Zahid won the third place.

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