hackathonWinners-2016

Winners Announced

1st Place & Audience Choice: Arabic Snippets | قصاصات

Description: A “ReCaptcha-inspired” mobile application for crowd-sourcing Arabic text digitization.

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Mentors: Nizar Habash (Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYUAD, UAE), Salam Khalifa (Research Assistant
at NYUAD), Anas Shahrour, (Research Assistant at NYUAD)

Students: Samr Ali (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Ali Senhaji (Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco), Rana Abul-Haija (Yarmouk University, Jordan), Katia Fahloune (ESI, Algeria), Muhammed Al Sayadi (University of Sharjah, UAE), Abdullah Ibrahim (University of Sharjah, UAE), William Held (NYUAD, UAE), Balsam Alkouz (University of Sharjah, UAE), Ohoud Al-Shawkani (King Khalid University, KSA)

2nd Place: Sadiki | صديقي

Description: A personal assistant for refugees.

Mentors: Mike Clarke (CEO at Atlas IQ, USA), Leila Chan Currie (Software Engineer at Youtube, Canada)

Students: Omar Abdullah (UAEU, UAE), Gonzalo Beviglia (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Zuhair AlSader (An Najah National University, Palestine), Hananah Ghibeh (University of Sharjah, UAE), Nizar Hawawreh (Palestine Technical University, Palestine), Harini Kannan (MIT, USA)

3rd Place: Fahmt | فهمت

Description: An inline translator for informal Arabic and English.

Mentors: HieuHoang (Proprietor at Moses Machine Translation CIC, UK)

Students: Linglian Zhang (NYUAD, UAE), Qandeel Tariq (Lahore University of Management Sciences,
Pakistan), Lilly Wang (Columbia University), Quan Vuong (NYUAD, UAE), Matthew Volk (Stanford University, US), Emrehan Tüzün (Bilkent University, Turkey)