Microsoft Imagine Cup is a global competition of technology. Imagine Cup has inspired generations of students from around the world to build solutions to challenging problems. It is one of the most premier competitions on a global scale. Each year tens of thousands of teams apply with projects based on major technological advancements.
This year, more than 700 teams applied from Pakistan marking the most active participation on the international level. GIK’s project group from the Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Zahid Halim, applied to the competition with their project. The project has built a non-invasive portable brain computing interface that can connect around 1 billion people with disabilities to their smartphones via brain commands, potentially bringing a global influx of digital economy and remote work. The team comprised of Muhammad Hanzla Javaid, Muhammad Usman Zeb, and Abdul Rafay.
After a very rigorous procedure the GIKI’s team made it to the top in Pakistan and stood as national champions of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2022 in Pakistan. The team will represent Pakistan in the world finals and compete with 48 teams from around the globe for the grand prize of $100,000 and mentorship from Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella.
Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, SI, attended the prize distribution ceremony held at HEC, Islamabad and appreciated the efforts of all the participating universities.