Posted on November 16, 2017

Students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) achieved first place in DELL-EMC Envision the Future Competition 2017, an annual graduation project competition for Turkey, Middle East and Africa regions.

Students Maroua Salem Filali, Ealaf Sayed Hussein, and Salma Tarek Shalaby presented their project titled “Automated Aneurysm Segmentation on Reconfigurable SoC”. They were supervised by QU-CENG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Prof Abbes Amira. The competition drew the participation of over 883 senior undergraduate students and 214 project submissions. Students were required to create projects with advanced technologies, instrumental to driving digital transformation. Prof Abbes Amira said: “Participating in DELL-EMC Envision the Future Competition 2017 has been a great opportunity and we are honored to win the first place. Through the journey, the team faced tough tasks and challenges but patience and motivation were the key of success.”

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CSE Head and IEEE Qatar Section Chair Dr Sumaya Ali S A Al-Maadeed said: “The creative innovations that have resulted from Dell EMC’s annual Graduate Project Competition represent a generation of innovators who can solve the challenges of tomorrow when given access to new technologies and expert guidance. We are proud to collaborate with a pioneering IT enabler like Dell EMC to equip our students with industry knowledge and a glimpse into their future careers in a digital economy.” Maroua Salem Filali said: “We are delighted to receive this award. This is a fruitful collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and University College London research teams whose efforts enhanced our research experience in a very advanced final year project.”

Ealaf Sayed Hussein said: “Through this competition, I have got an advanced experience through direct communication with experts and professionals in the field of technology, computer science and engineering.” Salma Tarek Shalaby said: “I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisors who have helped us during the preparation period and did not save any effort to guarantee completion and distinguished results.”