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CSE Students Developed System to Help Visually-Impaired People

The CSE students Abdulla Alsada and Saeed Al Hajiri developed a system to help the visually-impaired people under the supervision of Prof. Sumaya Al Maadeed in the scope of the senior project titled “Wearable Object Detection and Avoidance System for the Visually Impaired”.

The aim of project was to help the visually-impaired individuals independently and safely navigate a certain environment using an assistive technology. The project produced a wearable object detection and warning system that is ready for use. The overall goal was to warn the user of the presence and direction of objects and obstacles with a range of 4 cm to 400 cm. The system has a detection rate of over 80%, and 8h life time without charging. It also combines the input of multiple sensors and has a maximum delay of 2 seconds between detection and warning.

Raya newspaper covering the project

Computing Club Organizes Cyber Week

The QU Computing Club has organized the Cyber Week that virtually took place on September 21st and 23rd. The event was curated for the purpose of increasing the awareness of cybercrime risks, and introducing the members of the club to the cyber security field and practical attacks.


QU and UoAberdeen Organize AI Symposium

The CSE department at QU has organized an online mini AI symposium in collaboration with the computer science (CS) department at the university of Aberdeen (UoA), UK in September 2020. The event focused on showcasing the research work related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in both departments. More than 35 faculty members from both sides attended the event. Dr. Abdulla Al-Ali, the head of the department, and Prof. Nir Oren, the head of CS department at UoA have opened the event with welcoming remarks.


“What it means to be a PhD Student”: A Workshop at HBKU

Many graduate students enroll in PhD not knowing why, therefore they suffer a lot when they are faced with challenges they never expect. on Sep 9th 2020, Dr. Tamer Elsayed has given a workshop titled “What it means to be a PhD Student” as the first in the “Life after Graduation” series organized by College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). In the workshop, Dr. Tamer gave some quick advice to help existing, new, and prospective students set their “mindset” in their long, serious, and very important journey.