Hackathon Quantum Computing 2022 Winners

1st Place Qudra | قدرة

Focus on Environment (Climate)

Bringing quantum advantage to distributed and renewable energy grids for enhancing energy security and sustainability.

Technology:D-wave, Qbraid, Qiskit, Python, Jupyter


  • Akash Kant, Student and Developer at ASU and Ex-ServiceNow Developer, Arizona State University

  • Shantanu Jha, Quantum Computing PhD Researcher in the Will Oliver Group (EQuS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology



  • Asil Qraini, Université de Lille
  • Fouad Afiouni, American University of Beirut
  • Gargi Chandrakar, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
  • Nurgazy Seidaliev, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Sahar Ben Rached, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Salem Al Haddad, Khalifa University
  • Sarthak Prasad Malla, New York University Abu Dhabi

Being at the hackathon exceeded all my expectations. I made new friends and connections, gained new skills not only hard skills but important decision making skills.

Asil Qraini

Participating in this year’s version of NYUAD’s hackathon has been a wonderful, memorable experience. Joining a team of diverse individuals, and building things in quantum computing makes the hackathon even more interesting. Thank you NYUAD! – Salem

2nd Place QS Pirates | قراصنة الاستشعار الكمي

Focus on Healthcare

Quantum sensing detects viruses better than classical sensing.

Technology: Braket


  • Nouhaila Innan, PhD Student, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Victory Omole, Software Engineer, Super.tech (United States)


  • Ashith Farhan, American University of Sharjah
  • Chin-Ling Hou, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Dania Herzalla, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Jakub Nowak University of Warsaw
  • Jawaher Alshamsi, American University Of Sharjah
  • Pengyu Wang, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Zayd Maradni, New York University Abu Dhabi

With quantum computing, qubits can be put in a superposition between 0 and 1. With my team, my first quantum computing hackathon experience can be put in a superposition between challenging and fun, and it can be detected without a quantum sensor

Pengyu Wang

Coming into the Hackathon as someone who has zero experience in quantum computing, I was able to learn and absorb so much new information in the past few days. I am glad this is my first exposure to the concepts and operations of quantum computing with the great mentors and teammates I felt a lot less intimidated and very much supported in my learning journey. It is such a pleasure working with these amazing people on our cool project! I was particularly fascinated by the “quantum DJ” thing that DJ Spooky mentioned during his performance. You can be an amazing DJ and a quantum computer scientist at the same time. How cool is that?

Genie Hou

2nd Place qVerified | كيو فيريفاي

Focus on Research and Development

Even the most genius quantum algorithm can only benefit social good if it has been compiled correctly to the device where it shall be executed. We developed qVerify—an automated solution for checking whether your application has been correctly compiled using IBM Qiskit based on the open-source MQT QCEC tool.

Technology: Python, Qiskit, python Flask , React (frontend framework)


  • Abdelkhalik Aljuneidi, Software Engineer, Takalam L.T.D

  • Lukas Burgholzer, PhD Student, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria



  • Geon Tack Lee, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Iheb Nassim Aouadj, New York university Abu Dhabi
  • Omar AlRemeithi, Khalifa University
  • Shahad Fikri, Khalifa University
  • Silvey Yu, New York University Shanghai
  • Wen Rahme, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Elijah Whittle, New York University Tandon
  • Gayatri Tyagi, New York University Tandon

This hackathon connects people from all around the world where it aligns with EXPO 2020 theme: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” We are utilizing quantum computers for one purpose: the social good. This is a wonderful experience for the students, mentors, judges, and the volunteers where each person shares their diverse culture, technical skills, and creative ideas. As a student, I built my network through this hackathon.

Omar AlRemeithi

I had a wonderful time at my very first hackathon! I’ve gotten to meet, work with, and learn from incredibly cool and talented people from all over the world. It’s been great to dive directly into a complex and new topic with so many resources and experienced individuals in the field. I can’t wait for next year’s!

Gayatri Tyagi

3rd Place MedQure | مدكيور

Focus on Science (AI, cryptography, security, physics, biochemistry, math and CS algorithms)

Using Blind quantum computing to allow a client with limited computation ability to securely classify sensitive healthcare data on an untrusted cloud based quantum computer.

Technology: Qiskit, Braket.


  • Mohamed Yassine Ferjani, Quantum Computing Researcher, Qbee
  • Ricky Young, Founder, qBraid


  • Boudaoud Khaled Afif, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Lina Mezdour, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Mohammed Nassar, Applied Science Private University
  • Narimane Hennouni, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Nour El Hassane, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Parv Agarwal, LNM Institute Of Information Technology
  • Samyam Lamichhane, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Sima Saboh, An Najah National University
  • Ramy Harib, University of Tripoli

3rd Place Team 22 | فريق 22

Focus on Logistics Optimization

Optimizing routing of mobile medical services

Technology: D-Wave, qBraid, JavaScript, Python


  • Alexander Degner, Game Designer / Senior Technical Artist, K5 Factory GmbH

  • Mohammad Aamir Sohail, Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan

  • Paweł Gora, CEO, Quantum AI Foundation


  • Chaimae Abouzahir, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Fatima Al Zahraa Maarouf, Lebanese American University
  • Hamza Boudouche, Mohammed V University in Rabat
  • Malak Mansour, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Mariam Alsafi, Khalifa University
  • Sashank Neupane, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Teague Tomesh, Princeton University
  • Tasnim Ahmed, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Tiemar Semere Berhe, Khalifa University
  • Yaphet Elias Weldegebriel, Khalifa University
  • Ziad Mohamed Abdelfattah Hassan, New York University Abu Dhabi