Students from the College of Computer and Information Technology participated in Orange Innovation
11 Jun 2024

Students from the College of Computer and Information Technology at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Saja Naeem and Alaa Abdel Qader, participated in the Orange Innovation Program in Amman, the student's project was characterized by the use of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to discover a type of insect harmful to trees and plants and keep them away from crops. The Orange Innovation Program aims to support talented students and encourage them to innovate creative solutions to society's challenges. The two students, Saja and Alaa, were chosen from among many students from various Jordanian universities. Saja and Alaa plan to continue developing and improving their project for the third edition.

The closing ceremony of the Orange Innovation Program was attended by Dr. Malak Abdullah, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the university. The ceremony included a detailed explanation of the project and honoring the participating students from various Jordanian universities. Dr. Malak Abdullah expressed her pride in the achievement of the students of the College of Computer and Information Technology, stressing the importance of supporting innovation and creativity among young people. She also praised the role of the Orange Innovation Program in providing an ideal platform for students to present their ideas and develop their skills.

The project is characterized by several features, including:

  • ​Using artificial intelligence: The project relies on artificial intelligence to determine the type of harmful insects with high accuracy.
  • Using the Internet of Things: IoT devices are used to collect data about the environment surrounding plants, which helps improve the effectiveness of the insect detection system.
  • Ease of use: The system is designed to be easy to use by farmers, even those with no previous experience using the technology.
  • Low cost: The project aims to be affordable so that all farmers can benefit from it.

The project is expected to have a significant positive impact on the agricultural sector in Jordan. The project can help:

  • ​Increase productivity: By protecting crops from harmful insects, the project can help increase agricultural productivity.
  • Reducing the use of pesticides: The project can help reduce the use of pesticides, which has environmental and health benefits.
  • Improving crop quality: The project can help improve crop quality, leading to an increase in the market value of agricultural products.

Professor Dr. Mounir Bani Yassin, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Technology, pays great attention to developing students’ skills and preparing them for the labor market. He believes that innovation and creativity are among the most important skills that graduates of the College of Computer Technology must possess. The Dean noted that this project is a wonderful example of the ability of Jordanian youth to innovate and create. We hope that this project will inspire more young people to follow their dreams and develop creative solutions to the challenges facing communities. The dean added that the university pays great attention to the Internet of Things specialization, believing in the importance of this specialization in the future. The Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence specializations are among the new specializations that were opened at the university recently, and it is expected that these specializations will be distinguished in the future.



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