PSUT wins 1st place in the Arab World and 13th globally at the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:45


Princess Sumaya University of Technology has won the top position in the Arab world and 13th globally in the annual IEEEXtreme competition held by IEEE International. 3,350 teams from all over the world competed, including 70 Jordanian teams representing all of the Kingdom’s public and private universities. The teams compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems, all being online at the same time.

PSUT teams also took 5 of the top 10 positions in Jordan, namely 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th positions. The University team that won 1st place in the Arab world and 13th in the world, competing under the name Aurora (PSUT), consists of students Hamza Zagha, Motasem Al-Kayed and Muhammad Abu Abboud.

The remaining exceptional teams include:

72nd place globally went to TrashKids (PSUT), with students Eissa Al-Hindi, Hamza Ziadeh and Mahmoud Abu Dayya).

73rd place globally went to Lab104 (PSUT) with the team made up of Reem Obaid, Ahmed Jaber and Shahed Mashani.

105th place globally was taken by Vintage (PSUT), which included Umar Al-Kafaween, Joud Hajeer and Raihan Shaheen.

The President of the University, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors on this new achievement. He expressed his pleasure and pride in this victory which makes PSUT a forerunner among Jordanian universities, praising the efforts of the students and their supervisors. He thanked them for their continuous efforts in participating in national and international competitions. These events not only support their academic careers and sharpen their practical skills, but also provide the opportunity for students to display their abilities and excellence, as well as stimulating the spirit of cooperation, participation and fair competition with their colleagues. These achievements contribute to the realization of the aspirations of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, to place Jordan in the ranks of technologically and technically developed countries.

It is notable that the University has achieved outstanding results in various programming competitions, the most important of which happened last year when a team from the University took 1st place in the Arab world and eighth globally in the IEEEXtreme competition. 7.500 students from all over the world made up 2,500 teams, including 21 Jordanian teams. The IEEExtreme competition is an international programming competition and marks a special event for Engineering and Computer Science students. It is organized by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest non-profit organization for the worldwide development and promotion of Information Technology.

It is worth mentioning that PSUT students also won 1st place in the Arab world and 3rd place globally in the Imagine Cup, a programming competition organized by Microsoft Corporation. The winning project idea is to design a technological device that allows people with severe disabilities to use the computer and printer via Infrared and "Wii" technology to control the mouse and keyboard using head movements.