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News and Events
  • The Computer Science department and CAMS are hosting a mobile application development workshop on the weeks of January 6, 13, and 20. For registration and for more information, check the event webpage.
  • The Computer Science department held a 2-hours session in Bliss 210 every day from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm during the week of December 9, 2013 to help students who opted to take any of the “An Hour of Code” tutorials planned for the CSEdWeek.
  • On Friday 29th of November, the Computer Science department hosted the Microsoft Tech Day.
  • The Computer Science Department and CAMS hosted a Week on Cloud Scalability delivered by Mr. Moustafa Noureddine, Senior Lead Program Manager in Skype division at Microsoft Corporation, and Dr. Rabih Bashroush, Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of East London.
  • On Tuesday May 14 2013, 25 students from grades 10, 11, and 12 from various Lebanese high schools showcased their IT related projects. Prizes were distrbuted to three winning teams and their coaches. This event  and contest was a follow-up to the CS-Blossoms workshop that the department hosted on December 1 & 8, 2012.
  • A team of computer science students consisting of Khalil El Harake and George Zakhour won the IEEE Hacking competition organized by the IEEE - AUB Student Branch on April 20, 2013.
  • The Computer Science team consisting of Farah Makki and Mohammad Chalhoub won the first prize in the Game category of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup national 2013 competition. They developed a game called Alphabet Frenzy that targets Arabic children living in non-Arabic speaking countries. The game helps children learn Arabic in a fun and addictive way. A version of the game was made for autistic children.
  • A Scientific Software Carpentry Workshop is hosted by the Computer Science department on March 20-22.
  • Graduate Student Omar Omran participated in the NYU Abu Dhabi Hackathon, Feb 21-25, 2013. Omar, together with a team of students from Yale and NYU New York, won the first prize for their “Take Flight” app.
  • The department hosted a Google sponsored workshop for introducing computer science to high school teachers. The workshop took place over two consecutive weekends in Dec 2012 with 35 teachers attending. For more details, check the CS Blossoms homepage.
  • The Computer Science team consisting of Hadil Charafeddine, Khalil El Harake, and Ralph Adaimy won second place in the 4th ACM Lebanese Collegiate Programming Contest that was held on Sept 22, 2012. The team also won the "Solid Programmers" award in recognition of the quality of the code they submitted.
  • The department of Computer Science organized a reunion funded by CCT and Murex. Awards were also distributed as follows:
    1. Nuhal Rifai as Best Graduating Student, Murex Excellence Award
    2. Hera Houry Margossian as second Best Graduating Student, Murex Excellence Award
    3. Khaled Abdel Rahman and Amer Alammeddine as Best Final Year Project, Murex Excellence Award
  • A team from Computer Science won the 2012 national Microsoft-sponsored Imagine Cup Software competition http://www.imaginecup.com/.  The field of competitors included teams from all the major universities in Lebanon and from other departments at AUB.  The three members of the Computer Science  winning team are Abed Abla, Amer Alameddine and Khaled Abdel Rahman. The team was coached by Daniel Haddad who was himself part of the team who won last year. The winning software entry  "Turn On The Light" is a beautiful and visually-engaging interactive game. You can see a trailer of it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L4QjbziIRY
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