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Check back for details about Ibtikar in the 2023-24 academic year!

We are planning for Ibtikar sessions during the 2023-24. In the meantime, take a look at some of the topics we have explored before!


Design Thinking for Innovation: Creating a New World

Nui Vatanasakdakul, Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems

Design thinking is the process of creating new and innovative ideas to solve a wicked problem. It is a “human-centered” approach, which means that it uses evidence of how consumers actually engage with a product or service, rather than how developers think they will engage with it. In this session, students learned about the design thinking framework and applied it in a case scenario.


COVID-19 survival prediction using data science techniques

Houda Bouamor, Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Systems

Daniel Phelps, Area Head, Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems

In this workshop, participants learned about data science and worked on a real-world case to build a tool for COVID-19 patient survival prediction based on their demographics and health status. Participants explored data analysis and used several techniques of data visualization to understand if there are any links between patient’s gender and age and the risk of mortality.


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What is Ibtikar?

Led by CMU-Q students and faculty members, Ibtikar is a workshop that introduces high school students to the ways information systems can meet human needs, add business value and build feasible technologies.

What is information systems?

From programming to project management to creating new ventures, the field of information systems creates value by using technology to generate, process and distribute information in an effective, efficient way.

Information systems professionals work in a variety of settings to analyze how things connect and work together, whether virtual or real, from small processes to large organizations. This allows them to design new ways to address problems and challenges, and implement ideas that improve productivity and efficiency.

Careers in Information Systems

  • Innovation entrepreneur
  • Web designer
  • E-commerce coordinator
  • Systems analyst
  • Software designer
  • Computer security specialist
  • Project manager
  • IT consultant
  • Data analyst

Graduates in information systems work for organizations such as Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Google, Qatar Airways, General Electric, Sidra Medicine and Qatar Central Bank. Some graduates have created their own startups, finding solutions that will have a positive human impact.

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