Hackathon 2013 – Judges

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Fabio Piano, Provost
    New York University Abu Dhabi 
  • Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.
  • Fadi Aloul, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
    American University of Sharjah
  • Rama Chakaki, CEO and Founder
  • Saad Harous, Associate Professor of Intelligent Systems,
    College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University
  • May Habib, Founder and CEO
  • Manar Abu Taleb, Assistant Professor
    College of Information Technology, Zayed University
  • Medea Nocentini, CEO
    Care and Consult A Cause (C3) 
  • Nabeel Al-Qirim, Associate Professor
    College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University
  • Ali Hashmi, CEO
    i360 Accelerator
  • Lina Hourani, Director CSR Division
    Al Ahli Holding Group
  • Roland Daher, Head of Business Development
  • Khaled Talhouni, Ventures Manager


  • Ahmed Ellaithy, Director, Technology Transfer Office
    American University in Cairo


  • Mohamed Omer Eissa, Head of Technology & Telecom Investments
    Gulf Investment Corporation


  • Nagi Salloum, Founder
    Loomni.com, Cineklik.com, and Startappz


  • Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Qatar Foundation’s Inaugural Executive and Director
    Qatar Computing Research Institute

Saudi Arabia

  • Arif Padaria, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Investor, Advisor, Consultant
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


  • Jeffery Avina, Director, Middle East and Africa Division
    Microsoft International’s Citizenship and Community Affairs Department

United States

  • Michael Overton, Chair of the Computer Science Department and Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    New York University
  • Oleg Kaganovich, Venture Partner
    DFJ Frontier
  • Frank Rimalovski, Managing Director
    NYU Innovation Venture Fund

Event Details

February 22 -24, 2013
Arriving on Thursday February 21st and Leaving on Monday February 25th.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Downtown Campus

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