The 2018 NYUAD HACKATHON FOR SOCIAL GOOD IN THE ARAB WORLD

TEAMS OF HACKERS

1st Place & Audience Choice: Arabic Snippets | قصاصات

Description: A “ReCaptcha-inspired” mobile application for crowd-sourcing Arabic text digitization.

Mentors: Nizar Habash (Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYUAD, UAE), Salam Khalifa (Research Assistant at NYUAD), Anas Shahrour, (Research Assistant at NYUAD)

Students: Samr Ali (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Ali Senhaji (Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco), Rana Abul-Haija (Yarmouk University, Jordan), Katia Fahloune (ESI, Algeria), Muhammed Al Sayadi (University of Sharjah, UAE), Abdullah Ibrahim (University of Sharjah, UAE), William Held (NYUAD, UAE), Balsam Alkouz (University of Sharjah, UAE), Ohoud Al-Shawkani (King Khalid University, KSA)


2nd Place: Sadiki | صديقي

Description: A personal assistant for refugees.

Mentors: Mike Clarke (CEO at Atlas IQ, USA), Leila Chan Currie (Software Engineer at Youtube, Canada)

Students: Omar Abdullah (UAEU, UAE), Gonzalo Beviglia (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Zuhair AlSader (An Najah National University, Palestine), Hananah Ghibeh (University of Sharjah, UAE), Nizar Hawawreh (Palestine Technical University, Palestine), Harini Kannan (MIT, USA)


3rd Place: Fahmt | فهمت

Description: An inline translator for informal Arabic and English.

Mentors: HieuHoang (Proprietor at Moses Machine Translation CIC, UK)

Students:  Linglian Zhang (NYUAD, UAE), Qandeel Tariq (Lahore University of Management Sciences,
Pakistan), Lilly Wang (Columbia University), Quan Vuong (NYUAD, UAE), Matthew Volk (Stanford University, US), Emrehan Tüzün (Bilkent University, Turkey)


Ecaura

Rehearsal Time: 2:00PM
Description: Generate interactive environmental profiles for companies and organizations

Mentors: Rasha El-Jaroudi (US Fulbright Student Researcher at Masdar Institute, UAE), Varun Arora (CEO at OpenCurriculum, USA), Elizabeth Ferrao (Director at Women Who Code NYC, USA)

Students:  William Young (NYUAD, UAE), Rosy Gupta (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India), Yana Chala (NYUAD, UAE), Sarah Fakhoury (American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Alejandra Trejo (NYUAD, UAE), Muhammad Shujaat Mirza (NYU AD, UAE), Ankit Gupta (Harvard University, USA), Wafa Waheeda (Qatar University, Qatar), Nahil Ali Memon (NYUAD, UAE), Guyu Fan (NYUAD, UAE), Shubham Gupta (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India)


Ektashif | إكتشف

Rehearsal Time: 2:15PM
Description:
 An educational virtual reality application that allows children to learn through exploration.

Mentors: Ayman Farhat (Technical Lead at Wamda, Lebanon), Hussam Mohsineh (Community Development Manager at The Cribb Startups Incubator – Dubai, UAE)

Students: Amira Gamal (Cairo University, Egypt), Hayat Al Hassan (NYUAD, UAE), Khalid Machchate (University Mohammed V – Souissi, Morocco), Mohamed Hashim (Benha University, Egypt)


Hedaya  |  هداية

Rehearsal Time: 2:15PM
Description:
 Crowd control system to predict stampede and prevent future crises.

Mentors: Hassan Adebayo Bello (University of Wollongong, UAE), Aglagane Abdelbar (S2M, Morocco)

Students:  Rawane El Jamal (Aub, Lebanon), Hend Darwish (Cairo University Cairo, Egypt), Saeed Motamed (University of Sharjah, UAE), Muaz Ahmad (NYUAD Abu Dhabi, UAE), Saif ur Rehman (University of Sharjah, UAE), Jane Choe (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE), Prasant Adhikari (NYUAD, Nepal), Diala Alabsi (University of Sharjah UAE), Hanan Hadad (University of Sharjah, UAE)


MyReflection | انعكاسي

Rehearsal Time: 2:30PM
Description:
The app helps people reflect on their actions on Twitter to prevent online fights.

Mentors: Dima Taji (Research Assistant at NYUAD, UAE), Piotr Galar (Software Engineer at Billy, Denmark)

Students: Paula Dozsa (NYUAD, UAE), Batu Aytemiz (NYUAD, UAE), Terri Burns (NYU, USA), Manel Omani (ESI, Algeria) Mariam AlFalasi, UAEU, UAE)


Willkumin | ولكمون

Rehearsal Time: 2:30PM
Description:
 Celebrating culture through traditional dining experiences that connect locals and refugees.

Mentors: Stephen Lang (Experience Designer in Residence at Cornell Tech, USA), Razan Qraini (Software Engineer at Turnkey Solutions, Palestine)

Students: Ahmed Mahmoud (Khalifa University, UAE), Alexandru Grigoras (NYU Shanghai, China) Khalid Alawar, Khalifa University, UAE), Randa AbuAli (University of Sharjah, UAE) Sara Bahis (Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia)


FitBot | رياضي

Rehearsal Time: 2:45PM
Description:
Find your perfect workout buddy.

Mentors: Islam El-Ashi (Software Engineer at Twitter, USA)

Students: Yomna Omar, (AUS, UAE), Abdulrahman Osoble (AUS, UAE), Lavine Oluoch (Akirachix University, Kenya)


Mira | ميرا

Rehearsal Time: 2:45PM
Description:
A connected home care assistant for the elderly that provides medication reminders and updates to care takers.

Mentors: Ayman Farhat (Software engineer at Wamda, Lebanon), Neil Lakin (Technologist in Residence at Cornell Tech, USA)

Students:  Iheb Chorfi (ESI, Algeria), Mahmoud Magdi Mahmoud Abdulhamid (Menofia University, Egypt), Imad Eddine Toubal (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Algeria), Mohamed Gamal Mohamed University (Cairo University, Egypt), Shouq Darwish (AUS, UAE), Youssouf Baha Eddine Baira (The National Computer Science Engineering School, ALGERIA), Tareq SiSalem (IEEE, Algeria)


Maktabti | مكتبتي

Rehearsal Time: 3:10PM
Description:
Maktabti makes reading more fun and interactive for kids.

Mentors: Mohamed Mansour (Software Engineer Lead at Microsoft, Lebanon), Fabricio Pontes Harsich (Software Engineer at Google, Argentina)

Students: Alaa El Hariri (AUB, Lebanon), Alaa Daffalla (University of Khartoum, Sudan), Kyle Dhillon (Princeton University, USA), Lamia Benaouali (ESI, Algeria), Jomana Jamal (University of Jordan, Jordan), Sara Al Kendi (UAEU, UAE), Nadine Handal (Palestine),  Ali Aldarwish (Khalifa University, UAE)


Mindee | مايندي

Rehearsal Time: 3:10PM
Description:
 An app to improve personal care and mental health through motivation, consistency, and recommended goals based on individual circumstances and data that it collects about you.

Mentors: Eric Blattberg (UX Designer at Olo, USA)

Students:  Hazem Ibrahim (NYUAD, UAE/Canada), Nuzla Ismail (Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka), Ansari Othmane (ENSIAS, Morocco), Lama Ahmad (NYUAD, UAE)


Manara (Beacon) | منارة

Rehearsal Time: 3:25PM
Description:
Providing accurate count of a crowd at a heated event without political bias

Mentors: Sama Kanbour (GE, Qatar)

Students:  Musab Ahmed Popatia (CMU, Qatar),  Anirudha Bose (International Institute of Information Technology, India), Joyce Zhang (MIT, USA), Hanan Tbaileh (An-Najah National University, Palestine), Moutaz Elias (University of Sharjah, UAE), Athra Alkhatri (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)


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