1st Place Qudra | قدرة
Focus on Environment (Climate)
Mentors Akash Kant, Shatanu Jha, and hackers Asil Qraini, Fouad Afiouni, Gargi Chandrakar, Nurgazy Seidaliev, Sahar Ben Rached, Salem Al Haddad, SarthakPrasad malla, determined how to best distribute renewable energy in power grids for enhancing energy security and sustainability. The team utilized qBraid’s Lab environment and access to D-Wave QPUs through Amazon Braket to solve a QUBO problem.
2nd Place qVerified | كيو فيريفاي
Focus on Research and Development
Mentors Abdelkhalik Aljuneidi and Lukas Burgholzer and their team of hackers Geon Tack Lee, Iheb Nassim Aouadj, Omar AlRemeithi, Shahad Fikri, Silvey Yu, Wen Rahme, Elijah Whittle, andnGayatri Tyagi used the open-source MQT QCEC tool to verify that quantum circuits have been correctly compiled.
2nd Place QS Pirates | قراصنة الاستشعار الكمي
Focus on Healthcare
Mentors Nouhaila Innan and Victory Omole worked with their team of Ashith Farhan, Chin-Ling Hou, Dania Herzalla, Jakub Nowak, Jawaher Alshamsi, MD Sakibul Islam, Pengyu Wang, Zayd Maradni developed a quantum sensor simulator for virus detection. Using covid-19 RNA samples on simulated NV center diamonds, positive with covid exhibit a longer relaxation time compared to samples without covid.
3rd Place MedQure | مدكيور
Focus on Science (AI, cryptography, security, physics, biochemistry, math and CS algorithms)
Mentors Mohamed Yassine Ferjani, Ricky Young and hackers Boudaoud Khaled Afif, Lina Mezdour, Mohammed Nassar, Narimane Hennouni, Nour El Hassane, Parv Agarwal, Samyam Lamichhane, Sima Saboh used bling quantum computing to allow a client with limited computational ability to securely classify sensitive healthcare data on an untrusted cloud based quantum computer.
3rd Place Mediqal | فريق Mediqal
Focus on Logistics Optimization
Mentors Alex Degner, Mohammad Aamir Sohail, Paweł Gora, and hackers Chaimae Abouzahir,Fatima Al Zahraa Maarouf, Hamza Boudouche, Malak Mansour, Mariam Alsafi,
Sashank Neupane, Teague Tomesh, Tasnim Ahmed, Tiemar Semere Berhe, Yaphet Elias Weldegebriel, Ziad Mohamed Abdelfattah Hassan created a route optimizer for mobile medical services.
NYUAD’s Hackathon for Social Good was the catalyst for quantum computing activities in the Middle East and qBraid is excited to represent NYUAD at the now annual quantum computing hackathon. As Professor Sana Odeh exclaims, “the hackathon ends up being a 3-day intense mini master program for students and without qBraid’s technology and depth in resources the
whole event would have been impossible”. As qBraid establishes their presence in the region, they takeaway immense learnings from the NYUAD hackathon as Kanav Setia, CEO of qBraid
mentions, “supporting the NYUAD hackathon on qBraid together with AWS was a great
experience for us. It gave us an amazing opportunity to learn how the first time learners interact with various quantum computing tools. This will allow us to keep making our platform better.Another crucial learning experience for us was to realize that, given proper tools, it is in fact possible for people to go from not knowing anything about quantum computing to coming up with brilliant quantum solutions for challenging problems within a matter of days.”