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Computer Science Capstone Project Among Top 25 Finalists in Middle East

9 May 2021



Kuwait City, 9 May 2021: GUST Computer Science senior students, Ayah Beidas, Fatme Ghaddar, Kousar Mohi and Haya Al Tunaib participated by presenting their capstone project at the 6th annual Dell Technologies Graduation Project Competition for the Middle East, which was elected among the top 25 projects. Projects were submitted online, then blindly reviewed and evaluated through a multi-stage evaluation process by international professors and senior Dell Technologies experts from around the world.


Led by the Head of the Computer Science Department, Associate Professor, Dr. Mahmoud Elish, GUST students developed and presented “Autemo”, a cross-platform mobile application (iOS/Android) intended to improve the quality of life of children suffering from autism by alleviating and enhancing their social skills. It targets autistic children’s inability to express emotions, by training the facial, verbal and cognitive skills of the child. “Autemo” was among the top 25 projects out of 235 projects that were submitted. At the event, more than 100 universities participated, representing 19 countries from region with a total participation number of 1,060 students. Top 25 teams/finalists will be offered technical mentorship from Dell Technologies and will qualify to the final round of the competition.


The competition is open to senior undergraduate students from universities in the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey. Students are invited to submit their project abstracts in areas related to the advancement of technology and applications related to the following focus areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Multi-Cloud.


Head of the Computer Science Department, Associate Professor, Dr. Mahmoud Elish said “This outstanding achievement is a testament to our Computer Science students’ talent and skillsets. It is also an indication of the quality curriculum offered by the Computer Science major at GUST. Congratulations!”


This year students from GUSTs Computer Science Department have participated and excelled at several regional and local competitions, such as the 8th KCPC Tournament held in February. This is a testament to the regular practice teams get with in house tournaments such as the Annual Programming Competition, breeding an environment of competitive academic excellence.