First place at aramco Upstream Digital Hackathon

We are delighted to announce that our Master's student, Omar Khalifa, along with his team, achieved first place in the Aramco Upstream Digital Hackathon, specifically in the Advanced Sensing, IoT, and Robotics Track. Their project, "ZAJEL," successfully developed a fully functional prototype for autonomous data collection and shipment delivery using drones in challenging work environments. This accomplishment highlights their creativity, innovation, and effective teamwork.

Omar extends his gratitude to his exceptional team members, Salman Ghori, Mutaz AlJafari AlTayar, Mohamed Magdy Khalifa, and Ali Al Nasser, noting the valuable learning experiences and enjoyable collaboration they shared throughout the project.

We extend our thanks to the hackathon organizers, including Raed Alahmdi, Nizar Jaber, Pavel Golikov, and Abdulwahab Ghamdi, for providing this platform to showcase their skills and dedication.

The project's foundation lies in the expertise gained from working in the UAV-assisted Wake-up Radio (WuR) project under the guidance of Dr. Nour Kouzayha, supervised by Professors Tareq Al-Naffouri and Hesham Elsawy, who offered unwavering support throughout.

To explore their work further, you can find their publications on the topic at the following links:
1. Energy Conservative Data Aggregation for IoT Devices: An Aerial Wake-Up Radio Approach
2. Demo Abstract: Energy-Efficient Aerial Data Aggregation in IoT Networks with WuR