Amman, Jordan (September 2012): Samsung Electronics Levant has concluded the “Samsung Challenge” activities that were held in the University of Jordan. Students from King Abdullah II School for Information Technology (KASIT) teamed up to participate in this challenge, which was organized by Samsung Electronics Levant, Sfonge company (Finland), and IdRC company (Jordan).
The challenge aimed at encouraging KASIT students to familiarize with the environment used for developing applications for Samsung smart phones and tablet computers. The challenge which launched in March 5th 2012 required the competing teams to design applications for Samsung smart phones and/or tablet computers using HTML5.
The students who won the challenge prize, which is an internship at Samsung Electronics Levant headquarters in King Hussein Business Park, were Mahdi AlKhatib (Computer Science department), Mahmoud Shtayyat (Computer Science department), Mahmoud Alqam (Computer Information Systems department), and Ehab Anan (Computer Information Systems department). The challenge jury consisted of: Mr. Yasin Hamed (Sfonge co-founder), Mr. Hadi Jadallah (R&D manager at Samsung Electronics Levant), Mr. Rami Al-Nabulsi (Systems Engineer at IdRC), and Dr. Sherenaz Al-Haj Baddar (KASIT/ University of Jordan).
This challenge is part of the MoU signed earlier this year between Samsung Electronics Levant, Sfonge, IdRC, and the University of Jordan. According to this MoU, Samsung Electronics Levant will also sponsor a Samsung-branded lab at KASIT in the University of Jordan.
Amman, Jordan (September 2012): Samsung Electronics Levant has concluded the “Samsung Challenge” activities that..
KASIT has arranged for the following cultural contributions:
- Graduation Projects Fair in Egypt on 3/99/2012
- Job Fair on 21/11/2012
- KASIT Workshop on 20-22/11/2012
- Microsoft TechTalk on 6/12/2012
- Google TechTalk on 24/12/2012
KASIT's Cultural Contributions
Dr. Mohammad Qatawneh
Dr. Basel Ali Mahafzah
Dr. Iman Musa Al-Momani
Dr. Mousa Tawfiq AL-Akhras
Have been received the UJ's Award for Distinguished Researchers 2011
Student Mohammad Ayman won the first place in Arab Taekwondo Championships in 2011
First place in Arab Taekwondo Championships
KASIT's football team won:
- The Fourth place in University Football championship in 2010
- The third place in University Football championship in 2011
KASIT's Football team awards
This phenomenal Ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 24, at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai, honoring winners for the best smart applications in the Arab world which was organized by the Excellence Awards Academy in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility, in the presence of Mr. Pierrre Moukarzel President of the Academy, and his Excellency Dr. Mohammed Issa AlAdwan Ambassador of Arab cooperation in the Arab organization for responsibility social and his Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahim Alam consulting and studies expert, Dr. Hussein Al Sarhan expert in the Arab Organization.
The ceremony was attended by a significant presence for a number of government officials and representatives of the public and private sectors and representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps in addition to striking Emirates and Arabic attendance.
HE Mr. Pierre Moukarzel and Ambassador Mohammed Al Adwan and Dr. Allam and Dr. Sarhan honored the winners, and then at the end of the celebration collective images of the winners and the official attendance were captured.
The University of Jordan has won the Gold Award in the education category for best smart applications in Arab region. The application has been accomplished by a graduate of the University of Jordan “Saeed AlHalawani”. Saeed Used android programming language to provide this service program for students. The service it provides is to calculate the cumulative average and the cumulative number of hours the student expects in the academic semester, in addition to a set of advices that will help students in raising the cumulative rates. The application has been downloaded and used by nearly 13,000 students.
University of Jordan has been represented in the ceremony by Dr. Salsabeel Faiez AlRabie /Assistant Dean for development and quality affairs -King Abdullah II School for Information Technology.
The University of Jordan has won the Gold Award in the education category for best smart applications in Arab region
The application has been accomplished by a graduate of the University of Jordan “Saeed AlHalawani”
Local and international researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government attended at the University of Jordan (UJ) on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 2 and 3, the 1st International Cyber-security and Cyber Forensics Conference (CCC 2016).
The conference, organized by King Abdullah II School of Information Technology (KASIT), was inaugurated by Prof. Azmi Mahafzah, UJ President.
According to KASIT Dean and chairman of the preparatory committee, Prof. Azzam Sleit, the event meant to discuss cross-cutting themes in cyberspace security, in addition to building a unified vision concerning the proper solutions to challenges facing researchers in this area.
At the opening, Slait called for the conference to assess progress relating to policy development as well as addressing areas of collaboration and partnerships with private sector and academia in areas such as training and capacity development, civic education and awareness and research and development amongst others.
Dr. Ja'far Alqatawna, Technical Chairman of the Conference, said the conference sought to identify problems in cyber security and cyber forensic, and propose solutions and countermeasures to the most pressing cybercrimes.
With nearly 200 participants from Britain, Australia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, United States, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan, the conference was organized with the support of a number of local and international companies specialized in this field.
The Conference made important recommendations aimed at developing solutions against this world-wide phenomenon, focusing on the need of putting measures in place against cyber-attacks, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare.
Expanding the traditional notions of security to address the non – traditional security threats, the conference called for developing a comprehensive approach to security.
Delegates also called for working with universities and other research institutes to build the cybersecurity pipeline through competitive scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs to attract top talents and develop systems that have command and control in our hands.
Authors of selected papers will also be invited to prepare extended papers of their work for publication in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.
KASIT has coordinated a group of workshops to help students prepare for their projects and pitching in front of an audience of specialists during the upcoming competition “My Project, My Fortune” that will be organized in cooperation with UJ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. The workshops included series of talks presented by guest speakers who are experienced in the field of entrepreneurship and business planning. Also, the workshops included a success story of a fellow student in his project named “Audiogram”. Moreover, the workshops focused on using social media in professional career such as the use of Linked In as a means for promoting CVs among potential employers.
King Abdullah II School for Information Technology (KASIT) students presented their research projects in a poster presentation and competition organized on Sunday at the School.
This is the first time KASIT organizes a poster presentation for students within the Human - Computer Interaction course.
A total of 19 posters by 56 students were displayed in the session which provided a platform for the students to share their works and practice their presentation skills before a panel of 10 judges comprised of the Dean and a number of faculty members in addition to arbitrators from Pioneers Academy.
Congratulations to Reema Soub and Iman Annanbeh from KASIT on achieving the 5th place in Microsoft Innovation Center competition. Their achievement was due to the continues support and supervision of both their doctors , Dr Loai Nemer and Dr.Salsabeel AL Rabee'
Congratulations for Dr. Mousa Al Akhras for being awarded senior member position by IEEE. Dr. Al Akhras was elevated in February / 2014 during the Admission & Advancement (A&A) review panel meeting. The list of newly elevated members can be obtained from:
Benefits of being a senior member can be obtained from:
IEEE Computer Society team of KASIT, and in coordination with the students affairs deanship, has participated in "Capture the Flag" contest for information security and hacking, that was held in April, 22. the contest went from 9:00AM till 7:00PM, with 20 teams particiating from various local universities.
the particiapating team: Mohammad Melhes, Mohammad Adu-Diab, Shaher Al-Saraira, and Qais Abu-AlHaija, won the second place and the silver medal, under the supervision of Dr.Heba Saadeh and Dr.Jaafar Al-Qatawneh
Silver Medal in Local Haching Contest
Two teams from the faculty of information technology at the University of Jordan participated in the 10th Information Technology Students Activity Fair (ITSAF) 2019. Mohammad Sameeh Gharabat, and under the supervision of Dr. Khair Eddin Sabri
Won the 6th place in the competition, for his project Penetration Lab(PenLab), while Hamza Hussein Al-Zwairy and Amer Maher Al-Saidi, who were supervised by Dr. Hamad Alsawalqah, won the 8thplace for their project Rent and Go (Rengo). It worth mentioning that 36 teams participated in this year’s contest, from 18 local universities.
ITSAF is considered as one of the top student competitions in the region organized and sponsored by Petra University and it aims to offer a valuable opportunity to IT students to exhibit the projects which they had performed during the previous academic year, to the IT industry, in one hand, and create the spirit of competition among students and universities on the other.
Graduation Projects Contest
The second official version of JU collegiate programming contest (JUCPC 2019) was held in the KASIT faculty at the University of Jordan on Saturday 22nd June, under the coordination and supervision of Dr Heba Saadeh, Dr Reem Al Fayez and Dr Fahed Jubair.
A total of 104 teams registered in the contest, 94 of them actually participated on the day with a total of 282 students which makes it the largest programming contest ever held in Jordan.
20 teams out of the 94 were qualified to represent the University of Jordan in the national version of the contest and the top places were awarded to the following teams:
1st place: Undefined
2nd place: Singularity
3rd place: Shadow
More than a 100 people helped in organizing the contest from the university's students, academics, and the technical support team.
We would like to sincerely thank the Jordanian Programmers Association, Atypon and the University of Jordan student’s union for funding and providing the needed support to make this contest happen. Also, the working staff of the information technology center and the judging committee made tremendous effort to prepare and run this contest successfully. Looking forward to such future events.
Largest Number of Participants in JUCPC!
Center of Strategic studies at JU has announced a competition for designing a web site for the “King Hussein Bin Tala’s chair for Jordanian and International Studies, on late king Hussein’s birthday on November last year. Several participants have registered, and a first year student: “Mahdi Mohammad Hamad” from Computer Science department has won the third place in this competition.
Third Place in website design compition - Local Competition
Business Information Technology Program was Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) to make all the programs that offered by King Abdulla II School for Information Technology Accredited by ABET
ABET Accreditation for BIT program
the school has held a welcome reception for newly admitted students on Sunday, November 3rd. this reception included a motivation speach from the dean, followed by some entertainment cluses by school's students, and meetings with some of the students.
new students reception
New achievements are continuously added to KASIT’s development and progress list, having “Computer Science” and “Computer information systems” majors in JU ranked among the best 251 – 300 universities in the world by subject, according to the QS-Stars world ranking.
These majors have also been ranked among the best 201-250 universities according to the Times Higher Education (THE) at the beginning of 2020.
There are four criteria to this ranking: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, H-index Citations, and Citations per Paper.
New QS-Stars Ranking for CS and CIS for 2020
Stanford University has recently released a list that
represents the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists in various
disciplines. Three of the school’s academic were in this list, and they
are: Prof. Hossam Faris, Dr.Ibraheem Al-Jarrah, and Prof. Basel Mahafza.
3 academics within top 2% scientests
A training program security and digital leadership was held, at the Centre for Innovation and Development of the Directorate of Public Security, the activities of the training program ′′ Security and Digital Leadership ′′ organized in partnership with the Center for Innovation and Leadership at the University of Jordan, in the presence of the Assistant Director General of General Security for Administration and Logistics Support, Dr. Moatasim Abu Shtal, Dr. Kafah Al-Jamaani, Vice President of the University of Jordan for the affairs of colleges and scientific centers. Dean Moatasim Abu Shtal emphasized that the Directorate of Public Security is working with an advanced strategic approach based on digital transformation to implement high royal insights in improving security services and applying best practices efficiently and effectively, adding that this program is complementing the directives of the Director. General Security, Major General Hussein Al-Huwatima, in the necessity of providing qualitative training for public security personnel on the skills of security leadership and digital transformation, with a view to improving the efficiency of the cadres working in the Department of Security in various departments and units. The partnership with the University of Jordan to implement this program added a highly competent scientific and training dimension, the Jordanian scientific edifice recognized as a home to experience, science and knowledge, added, noting that this training program is the beginning of cooperation to build A bilateral training partnership ensures global updates in this framework, to ensure the development of security services provided to the local community. For her part, Dr. Kafah Al-Jamani indicated the University of Jordan's efforts to open partnerships and cooperate with the Directorate of Public Security, which contributes to enhancing capacities and building specialized knowledge training for public security affiliates, noting that the integration of experiences between security leaders and digital transformation With his practical privacy, he will reverse these experiences from the program within the policeman and security procedures. ′′ Jordanian ′′ will remain a race in bilateral partnerships in training, academic skills and practical experiences with the best knowledge and knowledge owners from different sectors, as it strives to implement the National Human Resources Development Strategy. Finally, the trainers, specialists and program participants were honored with discretionary certificates, and shields were exchanged between the Directorate and the University of Jordan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Participants from King Abdulla II school for Information Technology were: Dr.Bashar Al-Shboul, Dr.Dana Al-Qudah, and Dr.Reem Al-Fayez.
Academics Lecture in the training program of security and digital leadership at the Centre for Innovation and Development of the Directorate of Public Security
New achievements are continuously added to KASIT’s development and progress list, having “Computer Science” and “Computer information systems” majors in JU ranked among the top 201 – 250 universities in the world by subject, according to the QS-Stars world ranking for the year 2021.
There are four criteria to this ranking: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, H-index Citations, and Citations per Paper.
Top 201-250 Uersities by Subject in 2021
According to Shanghai 2021 global ranking by academic subjects, the University of Jordan ranking in the Computer Science and Engineering category has moved a hundred places and currently rank in the top 201-300 universities globally, while it ranked 301-400 last year.
The Shanghai ranking focuses in its methodology on the quality of research published by the institutions. The ranking uses the following objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities in relevant subjects: research output (Q1), research influence (CNCI), international collaboration (IC), research quality (Top), and international academic awards (Award). The University of Jordan scored high results in most of the categories due to the high-quality publications in the computer science field and its related topic published by the staff of the University of Jordan.
Computer Science Ranked top 201-300 according to Shanghai 2021
KASIT organized “my summer opportunity” events, in cooperation with its students and participants from the private sector, in a series of online meetings.
The events hosted Eng. Noor Khrais, the founder of “Mais Al-Ward” company for games desgin and development (August, 4th, 2021). On the second week, Mr.Mohammad Zuraiqi was hosted; a cyber-security specialist (August, 11th, 2021). Finally; there was a meeting with Mr.Mohammad Saadeh, who shared his experience in machine learning (August, 26th, 2021).
Clarivate Analytics listed two Computer Science professors from the University of Jordan among the most influential scientists in the field of computer science for 2021, they are Ibrahim Al-Jarrah and Hussam Fares.
In a statement issued Saturday, the university said 110 computer scientists were chosen as among the most influential in their field, for the importance, originality and scientific impact of their research on the global level, and the extent to which it is a source in many researches.
The statement said that this year Clarivate has identified a list of 6,602 researchers from all over the world who have shown a significant impact in their scientific field by publishing many highly cited research papers during the past decade (2010-2020).
The statement explained that the researchers were selected based on the number of researches they published on the "Web of Science" website, and they were among the papers that made up the highest percentage, which is one percent, in terms of the number of citations in their field.
Clarivate is a public American company that operates a collection of subscription-based services focused largely on analytics in the areas of scientific and academic research, patent intelligence and compliance standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark, and domain and brand protection.
These services includes Web of Science, which is a website that provides subscription-based access to multiple databases that provide comprehensive citation data for many different academic disciplines.
King Abdullah II School of Information Technology held a gathering of information and communication technology companies as part of the University of Jordan's initiative for Capacity building in Information Technology (BuildTech). under the patronage of the university's president, Dr Nathir Obeidat, and in the presence of several representatives of ICT companies in Jordan.
In his speech, Obeidat said that Information and Communication Technology is one of the most important fields globally, and it's linked to all sectors of all kinds. He praised the excellence of the school and the global accreditation it has achieved for all of its undergraduate academic programs.
Dr. Majdi Sawalha presented an overview of the goal and objective for the BuildTech initiative. The initiative focused on improving job readiness skills for students. Education deserves corporate partners to invest in it for the long haul.” How? By bridging the gap between students’ skill sets and workforce requirements.
Why? A step towards digital economy development that provides massive returns for the private sector, students, and educators alike.
‘By developing the sector each company is paving the way to develop itself'
Companies provide the ‘assets’ now, for students to provide the ‘rewards’ in the future. A mutually beneficial cycle.
This is an internationally known phenomenon, where major companies (such as in Silicon Valley) invest millions each year in education as they realize its benefits for:
1. Community goodwill / CSR
2. Enhancing brand affinity and loyalty
3. Hiring a set of skilled students and already qualified graduates
4. Contributing to the entire sector and economic development
Having corporate partners invest in education will yield in a future talent pool. When this talent pool is provided with the right job opportunity, they are transformed into a skilled workforce. The skilled workforce provides corporates with massive advantages in global export of IT solutions, enhanced innovation and sales, and strengthened institutional capacity. This is all while reducing training efforts and costs for each individual company.