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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