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UD Students Design Horse and Crime-Tracking ìIntelligent Systemsî


UD Students Design Horse and Crime-Tracking ìIntelligent Systemsî

Year after year, University of Dubai (UD) graduates prove their capability to lay down the foundation of brilliant innovations that play major roles in serving the UAE society and adapting to emerging technologies. This year, two main Information Technology (IT) graduate groups have presented their Capstone projects entitled by ìPeter,î an intelligent application that analyzes a horseís performance and health conditions, and ìCrime-Tracking System (CTS),î a system that tracks the investigation status of criminal cases and predicts primary suspects. Both projects were created and presented at UDís College of Engineering and IT (CEIT) at the University of Dubai under the supervision of Dr. Shadi Atallah, Assistant Professor at CEIT. Ali Al-Falasi, Ammar Al-Janahi, Yousuf Taweel and Boushra Rami are the creators of ìPeter,î an application that collects information, analyzes and predicts the horse’s ability to complete a race. They said that ìPeter,î was initiated as a personal favor to help Ali al-Falasiís father. ìAli’s father used to suffer while measuring his horse’s pulses during the breaks of a race,î Taweel said. ìIt demanded a lot of time and efforts to calm the horse down, measure its heart beats and pulses, and check if it was able to proceed to the next stage,î he added. ìThis is why we decided to design a smart application based on artificial intelligence to facilitate the process of collecting information such as the heartbeat of horses, speed, weather and other factors that affect the horse’s ability to complete the race.î The team gathered information on ìsmart application buildingî by visiting a group of the UAE stables to determine what factors were affecting the horses during the race and what conditions would allow the horses to complete the race. As for the CTS group, it consisted of four members; Karl Biron, Ibrahim Al Mutawa, Heba Saleh, and Mariam Binturkiah. The CTS system was proposed to assist investigators throughout their investigation and crime-tracking processes while handling multiple cases simultaneously. Information added by the investigator would be easily uploaded to an online database that could be accessed anywhere at any time. Every investigator would have a unique username and password to upload/access all the information required. The project also includes a system that uses social media platforms such as Facebook to find out about the suspectsí social network and collect information about the location of crimes to predict crime occurrence in specific areas. Biron said: ìOur team thought that since Dubai is becoming one of the top leading Smart Cities in the world, we needed to find a way to enhance the methods used by Dubai Police to investigate and analyze crimes.î He added that the team is in the process of reaching out for Dubai Police to set a meeting and demonstrate the project.