News and Awards


Congratulations to Team World Painters
Students: Omar Addam, Alper Aksac, Gabriela Jurca, Omar Zarour
Mentor: Prof. Reda Alhajj

Who won the Games Category of the Imagine Cup Competition in Canada The team will compete in the semifinals by the end of May.
Best wishes to Team World Painters and hope they will repeat the last year's success in the World Finals in Seattle in July 2014.
Congratulations to Team TRAK with Where 2 Live who ranked in the top 15 teams in the CODE competition
Team members: Tamer Jarada, Abdullah Sarhan, Khobaib Zaamout and Riad Al-Jomai

The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is the first nationwide Open Data Hackathon in Canada. An intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators from coast to coast compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from the Canadian Open Data Portal
Where 2 Live is a city & province ranking tool that helps Canadians and newcomers determine the most suitable Canadian city to live or vacation in. Learn more about Where 2 Live here
For more information about the competition you may click here
Congratulations to team Go2There for ranking first in the Imagine Camp competition which was organized on Saturday 15 March, 2014 by Microsoft Canada.
Team members: Abdullah Sarhan, Alper Aksac and Gabriela Jurca

Summer School "Foundation and Applications of Social Network Analysis and Mining"
When: 02-06 June 2014
Location: Athens, Greece
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Following the success of our group represented by Team SANO (Omar Zarour, Omar Addam, Tamer Jarada, Fatemeh Keshavarz) ranking first in Canada in the Microsoft Imagine Cup and then receiving the KFC Innovation Award in the World Finals during the International Competition in Russia in July 2013, Prof. Reda Alhajj and Omar Zarour have been interviewed by Mr. Stephen Ibaraki. Here are the links to the interviews:
Congratulations to Team SANO for winning the KFC Innovation Award at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals in Russia.
Congratulations to Team SANO (Omar Zarour, Omar Addam, Tamer Jarada, and Fatemeh Keshavarz) for winning the Canadian competition of the Microsoft Imagine Cup and making it to the World Finals in Russia
Keivan Kianmehr has been featured in UTODAY: Read the full article: