AUD Engineering Students Winners at 12th IEEE UAE Student Day
Winning competitions of this caliber is a testament to the talent our students

The School of Engineering saw their Electrical and Computer Engineering students win two awards at the 12th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) UAE Student Day 2017, hosted by Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.
Winning 1st place in the Senior Design Project - Communication and Electronics - category is AUD's team Jamil El Helou, Abdulrahman Bin Haider and Mohamed Hassan for their project "Dubai Recycling Initiative," supervised by Dr. Hicham Elzabadani, Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
The 3rd place in the Senior Design Project – Computing and Software - category went to AUD's team Isra Saeed, Karim Mankarious, Sandra Khella and Wafic Chehab for their project "Autonomous Brain–Controlled Electric Wheelchair", also supervised by Dr. Elzabadani.
"For the second consecutive year, our students have demonstrated their technical excellence by winning 1st place in this prestigious competition, it gives me great pleasure that our students are being recognized for the work they do, their commitment, innovation and creativity. We are proud of their dedication and accomplishments," commented Dr. Elzabadani.
The competition targets innovation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the UAE. With a great showcase of the local powerhouses in innovation in Electrical Engineering, the event enables university students from all over the UAE to compete while enhancing the culture of competition, recognizing outstanding achievements, exchanging knowledge and experience and advancing leadership qualities of IEEE students.
This year, the event consisted of six competitions in multiple categories and the participation of 15 universities, representing 80 projects, over 250 participants and 12 judges from academia and industry.
Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, Dean of the School of Engineering, expressed his enthusiasm, "Winning competitions of this caliber is a testament to the talent our students possess and the mentorship they receive from our esteemed faculty,” he added.