Princess Sumaya University for Technology ranked first in the Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC), which was held remotely with the participation of 400 teams from various Jordanian universities, and universities from the sister countries of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. The top three teams from PSUT also qualified to represent Jordan in the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) which is due to be held in Egypt during March of next year, 2021.
The PSUT teams held numerous top positions among the first 20 in the competition, and the first 10 within Jordan. The winning team comprised of Ahmed Al-Jaber, Abdullah Darwish, and Muhammad Al-Kilani who took first place by correctly answering 15 out of 16 questions. In second place, at the PSUT level, came Zaina Al-Mashni, Shahd Al-Mashni and Maryam Al-Bayati. The third placed team from among those from PSUT was made up of Ahmed Hammouda, Abdulaziz Hamdan, and Omar Al-Asir. The teams are supervised by the Dean of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad, and Dr. Firas Al-Ghanim, with the assistance of Dr. Ammar Odeh.
The JCPC is an important and hotly-contested competition where the aim is to solve programming problems using the algorithms of programming languages such as C ++ or Java.
Notably, PSUT led a Jordanian team that won first place in the Global Final of the Huawei ICT Competition 2020. The University also won second and third places with the Crown Prince Award for Best Government Service Application for the year 2020, and ranked first in the world in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition. Furthermore, PSUT won the first and second places in the latest edition of the Arab Programming Competition, which was held in 2019, and emerged as champions of the Middle East and Africa in the ACM Global Programming Competition 2018.