Saturday 01 July 2017
AUST- the Winner at the 7th IEEE Lebanon Communications Student Competition (LCSC 2017)

On Saturday, July 1st, 2017, the Department of Computer and Communications Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at AUST participated in the 7th IEEE Lebanon Communications Student Competition- LCSC’17 at Notre Dame University- Shouf Campus.

The IEEE Lebanon Communications Student Competition is a competition among Senior Capstone Projects from different universities in Lebanon, on topics that have a communication’s component, including wired and wireless communications, mobile apps, mobile networks, peer to peer and social networks, communications and network security, and related areas.

The 1st LCSC, IEEE LCSC’11 took place in June 2011 at NDU. The 2nd LCSC, IEEE LCSC’12 took place at AUB, in June 2012. The 3rd IEEE LCSC’13 took place at LAU, Byblos Campus, in June 2013. The 4th IEEE LCSC’14 took place at AUST, Ashrafieh Campus, in July 2014. The 5th IEEE LCSC’15 took place at BAU, Tripoli Campus, in June 2015. The 6th IEEE LCSC’16 took place at AUST, Zahle Campus, in June 2016; these events attracted more than 30 competing student projects each.
This year, NDU Shouf-Campus hosted the event. Thirty projects from eight different universities were presented, namely, AUST, AUB, ESIB, LCU, LU, LIU, NDU and Al Manar. All teams had worked throughout the year to design and implement Capstone Projects in the Computer and Communications field.

The 30 projects were divided into two tracks as follows: Track 1- Mobile Applications: included 14 projects. Track 2- Systems and Algorithms: included 16 projects. The teams introduced their projects to the jury in 5-minute presentations that were followed by a poster and live demonstrations.

The 10 jury members composed of professionals from the academia and industry, rated the various teams’ presentation according to set criteria.

As per the jury’s decision, the winners are as follows:

Track 1- Mobile Applications

1st Place:
Auto Snitch [AUST]
[Hanan El Kazzi, Nicolas Talj, Daniel Zgheib]
Advisor: Dr. Roger Achkar
2nd Place:
Developing a Buses Tracking and Booking System for Transportation Companies [AL MANAR]
[Anas Kass]
Advisor: Dr. Oussama Tahan

Track 2-  Systems and Algorithms

1st place:
Sign Language Translator [AUST]
[Dian Salhab, Antoine Sayah, Fadi Joubran]
Advisor: Mr. Gaby Abou Haidar
Symbolic Differentiation Algorithm (AU)
[Chafic Abou Akar]
Advisor: Dr. Georges Badr
2nd Place:
Isav [AUST]
[Rami Kadri, Chadi Lahoud, Rayan Haidar]
Advisor: Dr. Mustafa El-Halabi
It is worth noting that AUST’s team members were greatly commended on their high level of performance and professionalism. CONGRATULATIONS!

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