Mohammed Al-Qassabi has created software to help referees detect offsides in football matches
Mohammed Al-Qassabi has created software to help referees detect offsides in football matches

CMU-Q student wins gold medal at Doha Oasis for Innovation

Mohammed Al-Qassabi was awarded the gold medal in the individual category at the Doha Oasis for Innovation, organized as part of the Doha Organization Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Youth Capital 2019 activities.

An information systems sophomore at CMU-Q, Al-Qassabi’s project is a prototype that helps referees in soccer to detect offside players during matches. Al-Qassabi beat out 15 students in the category of ‘Internet of Things.’

The Doha Oasis for Innovation competition aims to stimulate youth creativity in the fields of invention and innovation. Al-Qassabi competed alongside 42 inventors from 32 countries in the Muslim world aged 18 to 30 in both individual and group competitions.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s Information Systems Program encourages students to take an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Students have the flexibility to explore their interests and use innovation and technology to solve real-world problems.

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