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Students apply AI skills in Bybit Hackathon at AUS
American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted the CryptoAI BUILDER Challenge organized by the AUS College of Engineering and crypto exchange partner Bybit, with 63 students from 13 UAE universities competing to design and implement innovative solutions in crypto literacy and crypto security.
Two AUS teams won second and third place in the crypto literacy currency category for their projects "XeroRisk" by AUS team Team 7 and "Crypto Literacy using AI --Code Comet” by AUS’ team Code Comet (Sato_Bot).
"Competing with other universities and exploring their projects was enriching. Our project is a comprehensive cryptocurrency payment management system. Using advanced machine learning algorithms, we analyze sales data and real-time crypto market predictions to manage businesses' crypto balances. Having our concept validated by crypto experts made all our dedication and hard work worthwhile," said Walid Naser, an AUS computer science student and a member of Team 7.
The Bybit Hackathon, organized by the AUS Department of Computer Science and Engineering, promoted cryptocurrency awareness and helped students develop a profound understanding of AI in the context of the crypto industry.
“Blockchain and artificial intelligence are key technologies to enable the UAE economy. This hackathon provided a unique opportunity for students across the UAE to participate in learning and building solutions around these two key technologies. We appreciate the support of ByBit and Moledao in making this event a success," said Dr. Imran Zualkernan, Head of the AUS Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Each first-place winner in both tracks was awarded 20,000 AED, while the second and third-place winners received 12,000 AED and 8,000 AED, respectively.
Ben Zhou, Bybit’s co-founder and CEO, remarked: “Our alliance with AUS and the remarkable talent showcased during the hackathon reaffirm our conviction that the young are the cornerstones of tech innovation. We are honored to back these young talents, who have displayed extraordinary abilities and foresight.”
The AUS Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a dynamic curriculum rooted in three core pillars including artificial intelligence, data science and smart cities through its undergraduate and graduate programs. To know more, visit www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-computer-science-and-engineering.