DubAI Student Challenge Thursday 5th October

Dubai Campus
Thursday 5 October 2023 (08:00-17:30)

Join us for "DubAI Student Challenge" on Thursday 5th October​.

 The University of Birmingham Dubai is hosting a day-long hackathon for school and university students to provide a platform for bright students to showcase their talent and delve into the world of AI in Dubai. 

 Students will work in teams and harness ChatGPT to develop exciting Computer Science and AI applications for a set of predefined challenges, guided by mentors from the University of Birmingham Dubai's AI research team. They will get the opportunity  to present their projects to a panel of esteemed judges, with prizes awarded to the winning teams.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, create, and compete at the DubAI Student Challenge. Join us for a day of innovation and fun!

Pre-requisites to participate:

  • School Students: Knowledge in programming (preferably in Python), should either be studying Computer Science A-level/grade XI/XII or have studied Computer Science at GCSE/grade X or equivalent
  • University Students: Computer Science students at UG/PG level (any year) with knowledge in programming 

Registration deadline: Thursday 27th September


  • 08:00 Arrival and Welcome
  • 08:45 - 12:15 Student competition part 1
  • 12:15 - 13:00 Lunch and prayer break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Student competition part 2
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Break 
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Join the Future of AI Panel Discussion in the Auditorium
  • 16:30 - 16:45 DubAI Student Challenge winners announced
  • 16:45 - 17:30 Networking and refreshments 

Meet our experts

Kashif_cropDr Kashif Rajpoot PhD, MSc, SFHEA

Deputy Head of School of Computer Science Dubai
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr Kashif Rajpoot is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus. He is the Deputy Head of School of Computer Science (for Dubai) at the University of Birmingham. He has been affiliated with the University of Birmingham since 2016. Kashif completed his PhD from the University of Oxford, in 2009, and possesses more than 15 years of academic experience.

His research focuses on Medical AI in developing solutions for data science problems in healthcare and medicine. He has published more than 60 articles in highly reputed venues and his work has made key contributions in the Medical AI field.

He is passionate in supporting the development of new generation of AI and data science professionals. 



Dr Ruchit Agrawal

Assistant Professor in Computer Sciece
Head of Computer Science Outreach

Dr Ruchit Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and Head of Computer Science Outreach at the University of Birmingham Dubai. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Oxford, where he worked on building robust Artificial Intelligence models for Healthcare. He received his PhD in Computer Science under the prestigious Marie-Curie scholarship from the Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Agrawal is an expert in AI and Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. He has published several research papers in leading journals and reputed international conferences of his domain. He has delivered various invited talks on generative AI at eminent organisations and has strong collaborative links with industry and academia alike.