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GUST Solidifies 3rd Place Position at KCPC

28 September 2019

GUST Computer Science team was ranked 3rdplace in the seventh Kuwait Collegiate Programming Contest (KCPC), held at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) last week. Our students brilliantly solved 7 programming problems within five hours. The winning team members, Abdulwahab Alsaleh, Fawaz Alfalah, and Osama Kassem, have officially qualified to the Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Championship which will be held in Sharm Elsheikh at the end of November 2019. 




GUST was represented by 5 teams from the Computer Science Department among a total of 39 teams from different local educational institutions including: Kuwait University (KU), Australian College of Kuwait (ACK), Arab Open University (AOU), Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST), Kuwait Technical College (KTech), Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), Algonquin College Kuwait (AC-Kuwait), American University of Kuwait (AUK), and Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). 


The students representing GUST were: Abdalwahab Al-Saleh, Fawaz AlFalah, Osama Kassem, Kousar Mohi, Fatme Ghaddar, Haya Al-Tunaib, Nezar AL-Ayoubi, Islam Mohamed, Omar Tawfik, Yehya elmokaddem, Sulaiman Al-Mamari, Hashem Alsayegh, Dunya AlQertas, Zahraa Mahdi, and Haneen Alhudaib.




GUST teams were able to compete and excel in problem solving and computational thinking. All teams were mentored by Dr. Fadi Deeb, a faculty member in the Computer Science Department, and Mr. Ali Kelkawi, Teaching Assistant, and supported by student Abdulwahab Alsaleh.  

KCPC is part of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC),the world’s oldest and most prestigious programming contest for universities. It is a programming contest between university-level students where students compete in teams of three. It is a team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, and headquartered at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. The contest involves a regional network of universities hosting national competitions with the national winners advance to the ACM-AACPC (Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Contest). 




The purpose of the contest is to foster creativity, teamwork, and innovation in designing solutions for real-life problems and implementing efficient programs for solving them. It enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.


All GUST students who participated at the competition were recognized by Professor Walid Bouhamra, GUST President, for their commitment and exceptional performance.