Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, in Doha, Qatar.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar will educate students who can successfully participate in and lead the fields of computing and information systems within industry, government, education, and research in Qatar, the Middle East, and the world. Our teaching will enable students to quickly master and apply new ideas, concepts, paradigms, and techniques in computing and information science to their job and their research. Top class research will provide an intellectually challenging environment where students are exposed to real problems and are part to their solution and where faculty can have a scientific and technological impact on Qatar, the region and the world.

Mission: Our mission in the Computer Science program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is to provide Computer Science education, research, and community service which is unequaled in the region; appropriate to the needs of Qatar; and consistent with the values, standards, and traditions of Carnegie Mellon University.

Lots of good work and good fun during Google Hash Code last Thursday, in the hub hosted at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (the only hub in Qatar): 20 participants; 8 teams; 2 teams from Qatar University; 3 teams over 20 million points. Well done, everyone!

All-female Qatari team wins top award at Carnegie Mellon innovation competition - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Congratulations to our own Maryam Aldarwish and Haya Al Kuwari and to their teammates for their first place at CarnegieApps' Hackathon 2020 last weekend! Several of the other awards also went to teams with strong CS student presence. Well done, everyone! CMU-Q has awarded an all-female Qatari team the top prize at the Hackathon 2020 competition for an app that takes tailoring measurements with a smartphone.

Happy palindrome day, everybody!


Starting today! Here’s a veterans’ view.

Ever wondered what was the hardest part about a 24 hours Hackathon? Or which snack you might binge on? That and more in our interesting interview with "2 Freshies & a Half-Breed" #HelloWorld #hackathon

Many of our students are here in Qatar only for their studies. Once they complete them, they leave the country for the next chapter of their lives. Yesterday, it was Jinsol's time to make that big step. We wish him the best of luck!

Hackathon 2020 by CarnegieApps is approaching soon! Do you have what it takes?

Happy Spring 2020, everybody!

Welcome, Joy, to the computer science program! Best wishes for this new start!

CMU-Q alum organizing second Qatar 48-Hour Film Challenge - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Are you interested in film-making? Did you know about the *48-Hour Film Challenge* that Abdulrahman is organizing in the spring? Check it out! CMU-Q alum Abdulrahman Alfayad is organizing the second Qatar 48-Hour Film Challenge. The first challenge drew more than 200 film enthusiasts.


Sabih and Rukhsar in Forbes' *30 under 30 in education*. Wow. So proud, we are! Congratulations and best wishes for more good work! Stellic on the #ForbesUnder30 2020 30 Under 30 - Education list

On a certain professor's office window.

Good turnout today at the poster presentations for this year's Senior Theses, by Mohammed, Yusuf, and Jize. Good job so far, more lies ahead.

After 11 years as Administrative Assistant to the Computer Science group, Nancy is leaving for her new post, close to the Dean. Thank you Nancy for your amazing service all this time, congratulations on the new post, and best wishes for great success in it!

Srinivasan Seshan on the past, present and future of the internet - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

"Seshan is the head of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department and the Joseph F. Traub Professor of Computer Science. [...] His current work explores the challenges and opportunities related to new networking architectures, network security and internet fairness." At CMU-Q, Srinivasan Seshan described how delivering multimedia has been the driving force behind many internet changes over the past several decades.

A great session yesterday, with questions going both ways, at the CMUQ Computing Club's Talk Show with Prof. Srinivasan Seshan, the Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon, who is visiting us this week.

Do you have a BSc in Computer Science or a similar field? Are you comfortable with multiple programming languages and operating systems? Would you enjoy coordinating our high-school outreach programs?

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CMU-Q student takes second at sports tech hackathon - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Conratulations, Kevin!

“We first thought of the idea when we were all taking a Python programming class with Professor Saquib. For this competition, we reshaped the idea so it came from a more financial point of view.” A CMU-Q student was part of the second place team at the Qatar Sports Tech Hackathon. Keivin Isufaj helped create an app for World Cup 2022.

Spotted in the corridor.
Yes, I agree: *Wow*.
No, I disagree: *Haha*.
Well, it depends: Explain in the comments.

Spotted in the corridor.

Spotted in the corridor. Beware!

Meddy raises $2.5 million Series A for its doctor booking platform

Warm congratulations to Meddy Qatar and our very own Yasser El-Sayed for reaching this great milestone!

"Founded in 2016 in Qatar, Meddy allows patients to find doctors (and hospitals) and book appointments with them through its web-based platform. [..It] has facilitated more than a hundred thousand bookings to date, generating over $50 million in billings to hospitals and clinics [..]."

Our warm wishes for success to our very own prof. Mohammad Hammoud as rimads ( is launching their app on Google Play ( and Apple Store (! Aspiring to be your gate for quick and easy access to a long list of healthcare products in Doha.

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Congratulations to the Qatar Science & Technology Park on celebrating 10 years. We're proud of our students, faculty and alumni who have been part of the QSTP ecosystem. #QSTP10Years

Personal Struggle Inspires Launch of Innovative Healthcare Platform with QSTP’s Support - Qatar Science and Technology Park

"[..S]tartups do not fail; it is founders who give up! [...] What matters is within us; belief, passion, vision, grit, and the audacity to never stop."

Strong words of inspiration from one of our very own, prof. Mohammad Hammoud. Rimads redefines healthcare through advanced computer science techniques and AI Facing a personal struggle when my six-year-old son suddenly fell sick with a serious chronic disease marked a turning point...

A round of applause for our glorious teams M&M'Z (Mohammed Nurul Hoque - Zaryab - Ahmad Khan) and Cyberbullies (Swapnendu - Kevin - Omar) and their amazing coach Eduardo Feo Flushing, for their 1st and 4th place respectively at this year's OCPC Oman Collegiate Programming Contest! Well done, gentlemen!

First and third places at this point for our two glorious teams M&M'Z and Cyberbullies, three hours into the OCPC Oman Collegiate Programming Contest. Another two hours to the end of the contest, and anything can happen!

QSTP startup achieves inspiring international tech success

The team that continues to inspire.

"The tech startup venture was founded by three students while still at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university. And from their initial concept, Stellic – a fully-integrated portal that brings together academic planning, data analytics and career navigation – emerged." The entrepreneurial journey of Qatar-based tech startup Stellic is a success story to inspire every budding techpreneur.

CMU-Q announces class of 2020 scholars - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Warm congratulations to all Qatar Campus Scholars for the Class of 2020, including our own Mohammed Nurul Hoque (Computer Science) and Raghid Bsat (Computational Biology). What a great distinction!

"[They] were selected for their academic excellence, as well as multi-dimensional characteristics such as volunteerism, involvement in student organizations, participation in sports or the arts, and leadership within the community." CMU-Q announced the campus scholars for the Class of 2020, including the first Qatar Campus Scholar representing the Computational Biology Program.

CMU-Q welcomes most diverse new class in campus history

"There are 113 students in the freshman class who come from 32 countries. [...] Overall, [Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar​] is now home to 410 students from 48 nations, including the first students from Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mongolia and Rwanda. More than 40% of the CMU-Q student population is Qatari." Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) announced its most diverse class of first-year students in the history of the campus. There are 113 students in the freshman class who come from 32 countries.

The grading must go on! --- Jinsol Kim.

Full house and many pieces of valuable advice today, from our very own Hasan Al-Jawahiri, more than three years after his graduation. It was the first talk show by the CMUQ Computing Club this semester.

CS: Where is it coming from and where is it going to?

The funny side of prof. Kemal's talk last week.

The funny side of prof. Kemal's talk last week.

A very enjoyable seminar this week by prof. Kemal, with many personal references!

Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar's cover photo

Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar's cover photo

CMU-Q anthology celebrates creativity, artistic talent - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

`The artwork was compiled by Maryam Aldarwish and Haya Al Kuwari who lead the Photography Club, with guidance from club advisor and chemistry instructor Kevin Hunter. “An anthology like this opens up conversations about art, and it shows that our students have talents and interests outside of their main areas of study,” said Hunter.'

Well done, Maryam and Haya! The student-led Photography Club at CMU-Q published the second edition of Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Creates.

Qatar, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Pakistan, India, South Korea, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Albania, Iraq, Georgia, China. Where our incoming students originally come from this year. Welcome, people!

Carnegie Mellon professor compiles decades of research into Turkish Natural Language Processing - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

`“We are very proud of this book,” says Oflazer. “This research has the potential to touch a vast number of people.”'

And we are very proud of you, prof. Oflazer! Many people may not be familiar with the term “Natural Language Processing,” but English-speakers experience ask Siri or Alexa a question or use Google Translate service to translate text from one language to another. There have been many noteworthy advances in natural language processing in Eng...

QCRI concludes summer internship programme

“From pushing myself out of my comfort zone, to becoming more confident in my potential, I have learned a lot about myself and what I want to pursue as a career." ---Our own Zaryab Shahzaib, after securing the first prize for his internship project at QCRI this summer, on ‘Graph Theory for Predicting Flight Faults’.

Congratulations Zaryab! Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), recently concluded its annual summer internship programme for undergraduate computer science students from universities across Qatar.

Carnegie Mellon student launches movie theater app for Qatar - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

The coolest way to find tonight's movie in Qatar. By the one and only, and our very own, Abubaker! CMU-Q's Abubaker Omer has created Qatar Movies, a tool for film enthusiasts to find movie listings and timings and to share them with friends.

In the summer, the best office space in town.

Computer science grad receives Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science award for research - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

"The award was given for [Omar] Khattab’s senior thesis, [...] completed under the mentorship of Mohammad Hammoud, assistant professor [...] at CMU-Q. [...] The research project developed a novel framework that makes it easier and more efficient for information retrieval experts to develop and deploy scalable search engines." CMU-Q's Omar Khattab has been named the winner of the Alumni Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Computer Science by the CMU School of Computer Science.

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"The batch comprises 173 graduates from HBKU, 111 from Texas A&M University at Qatar, 68 from Northwestern University in Qatar, 84 from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, 49 from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, 79 from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, 64 from Georgetown University in Qatar, 30 from University College London Qatar, and 129 graduates from HEC Paris in Qatar." Ailyn Agonia DOHA THE Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani graced the 12th Annual Qatar Foundation Convocation held in Education City Ceremonial Court o...

Computer Science in Qatar

The Computer Science program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar educates students to lead in the field of computing within industry, government, education, and research in Qatar, in the Middle East, and in the world at large.

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