Mentor Nomination

Thank you for your interest in being a mentor at the NYUAD International Hackathon 2022. The success of this event depends significantly on the contribution, dedication, expertise, and the talent mentors bring to this event. We are seeking highly talented, and passionate technology experts who love to work and inspire students with different levels of skills. The ideal mentor is someone with extensive experience in Quantum Computing and who also won or guided a team during Hackathons or research or competitions.

Our commitment to safety: This event will be held in person at NYUAD. While we plan to arrange and cover the cost of travel, food, hotel, and transportation, participant safety is fundamental to everything we do. As the world faces the Omicron variant, we must all commit to putting safety first and follow the directions of the local health authority, which may impact our planning and nominated participants. All participants must be vaccinated and also MUST wear a mask at all times during the event. If you are accepted to the NYUAD Hackathon, you also have to provide proof of your vaccinations (both or three doses).

Note: Mentors MUST be proficient in Quantum Computing related to any field from the sciences to healthcare to the arts. You could have guided a team in research, hackathons, or workshops/courses in the following themes related to Quantum Computing:


  • AI, machine learning, and Data Science
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Physics simulation
  • Online Gaming
  • Mathematical algorithms
  • Drug Design & Development
  • Cybersecurity & Cryptography
  • Financial Modelling
  • Logistics Optimisation
  • QC Art
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Better Batteries
  • Cleaner Fertilization
  • Traffic Optimization
  • Weather Forecasting and Climate Change
  • Solar Capture
  • Electronic Materials Discovery
  • Computations and physics simulations (quantum physics)
  • Engineering- quantum mechanics
  • Logistics Optimisation
  • Any technology-related applications
  • Any other applications are welcome

Each mentor will be responsible for a team of five diverse students from all over the world.

Mentors MUST be present with their team the entire three days of the Hackathon to provide guidance and answer questions and help troubleshoot difficult problems facing the team. Mentors are expected to guide (but not dominate) discussion about how to approach the idea/problem selected during Ideation, suggesting appropriate technologies and an appropriate implementation scope for the time available.

Indicate if you have strong desire and experience to give a virtual or in person interactive intensive workshop, keynote talk, or lightning talk (5 minutes) related to Quantum Computing prior (Virtual) or during the Hackathon.

We will be providing more information on mentoring after the selection of mentors after February 20, 2023.

Ideas will be pitched during the ideation phase on the first day of the Hackathon as well as the team selection.

We will cover accommodation, food, and airfare (Economy airfare, if applicable) for selected mentors.

In order to apply to be a mentor for the NYUAD Hackathon 2023, please fill out this form in its entirety to better help us plan for this event. Please apply by the deadline.

Note: We are looking for mentors who have guided teams related to Quantum Computing or any of the themes mentioned above. It would be also great if you have experience leading teams in Hackathons and also won a few.

Thank you in advance.



Deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2023. This is an absolute deadline so we can obtain visas for all of the Hackathon attendees. You should hear from us by  February 20, 2023.

Please note that for mentor and team leader applicants, we will ONLY consider qualified academics, highly experienced tech developers, and founders of successful startups. Thank you your application and we look forward to seeing in Abu Dhabi in February.

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    Personal Information

    First Name *:
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    Indicate your 3 top skills that will help you to lead your team during the Hackathon *:
    Did you or your team win in previous Hackathons, research or awards? *: YesNo
    If yes, Provide information on the event and description of your project, rank, and URL’s for the event(s):
    Have you lead a team to develop an application/research in the past *: YesNo
    If yes, please provide more details: When and where, type of event, technology used, the product produced, how many people were in your team, and how did that team do:
    Indicate if you have strong desire and experience to give a virtual or in person interactive intensive workshop, keynote, or lightning talk (5 minutes) related to Quantum Computing and this Hackathon prior or during the Hackathon. *: YesNo
    This talk can be related to any topic relevant to the themes listed above or anything else related to Quantum computing and this Hackathon.
    If, yes, provide us with details for the session title, type of activity (keynote, workshop, or a lighting talk), duration, audience (beginner, intermediate, advance, general talk), 3 sentences max to describe your session and also provide technologies needed. Also provide any link to any of your talks online?:
    Would you like to give a Ideation Talk (15 minutes talks) covering different themes: *: YesNo
    It can be related to health, civic engagement, refugees, education, or any other topic relevant to social good in the Arab world
    If, yes, provide us with details for the session title and few paragraph descriptions and outline of topics and technologies?:
    Why do you think you would be a good mentor? Why should we select you? *:
    Provide a brief bio of yourself to include on our website in case you are selected (max of 50 words). You can also provide us with a link to a 60 second video summarizing why you can be an excellent mentor for the NYUAD Hackathon*:
    How did you find out about the NYUAD Hackathon? *:

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