The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDP&S) recognizes five student research projects at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar


The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics was among the judges at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s “Meeting of the Minds” event held on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. This high-profile annual event highlights research projects conducted by undergraduate and postgraduate students at the university. 

At the end of the event, the following five research projects were awarded the Ministry’s prizes for being in-line with Qatar’s National Development Strategy 2011-2016. While one of the selected research projects is related to General Healthcare, three projects relate to Education & Training, and one project relates to Environment

1- Designing Services in Healthcare: A research Collaboration with Hamad General Hospital.
Author: Shaikha Al-Thani

2- Microbiology-based Educational Kit for High School Students in Qatar.
Author: Wadha Al-Marri 

3- Helping Qatar’s Disabled: Identifying Our Web Accessibility Problems.
Author: Dana Al-Muftah

4- A Web-based Framework for Arabic Text Diacritization Annotation.
Author: Ossama Obaid

5- Temporal Patterns in Qatar’s Particulate Air Pollution. 
Authors: Syed Abbas Mehdi, Nourhan Elkhatib​