Newsletter 2014-2015

Newsletter for 2014-2015(June) is finally published and released after the joint collaboration of SAC and IEEE NED SB. SSR Salman Ahmed Noorie worked with Editor-in-Chief Ahsan Qamar(GS NED SB) closely to produce this Newsletter. All your feedback and queries are welcomed.

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IEEE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT MUET

Mehran University IEEE student chapter in collaboration with IEEE Karachi section celebrated “IEEE Day” on 7th October 2015 in MUET’s Main Auditorium from 09:00am to 05:00pm. The chief guest of the event Engr. Syed Asif Hyder Shah, commissioner Hyderabad and a MUET alumnus expressed immense pleasure and pride to be a part of such a symbolic event. The Vice Chancellor of MUET Dr. M. A. Uqail, Dr.Aslam Chowdhry from The University of Utah and Dr. TauhaHussain Ali, registrar MUET were the Guests of honour at the event. IEEE Day is celebrated every year in the first week of October and this time most fortunately team IMMUET along with IEEE MUET chapter focal persons celebrated it with full zeal by decorating the auditorium in IEEE colors followed by a cake cutting ceremony. The chief guest also addressed the gathering and shared his views and ideas for a prosperous MUET.

The IEEE Day event comprised of several technical and non-technical competitions enough to accommodate students carrying diversified interests. Students showed a splendid response towards the event as the team earmarked 40 volunteers, 500+ participants.

The IEEE Day event encrusted following segments:

  • Cake cutting ceremony
  • My Vision Of MUET (Poster Competition)
  • Techno-Mania (Project Competition)
  • Scientific Appearance (Technical Presentation). Organized by IMS (Instrumentation and Measurement Society) IEEE.
  • IQ-Knockout (Mind Quiz)
  • Playing Geeks (Gaming Competition)
  • Acting Souls (Skit Competition)
  • Videography Competition
  • Speaking Session
  • Stalls

 

Competitions like Playing Geeks, Scientific Appearance, Techno- Mania and My Vision Of MUET, IQ-Knockout took place in a parallel fashion in Electronics department, Auditorium gallery, Auditorium conference hall and Main Auditorium. A highly qualified panel of judges from all departments of MUET finalized the winners for each segment.  The chief guest Engr. Syed Asif Hyder Shah along with Dean FEECE Dr. B. S Chowdhry visited all the segments and stalls. They appreciated the participants and organizers efforts, also motivated and suggested them for future endeavors.

In order to inspire and motivate the event participants and attendees, MrShoaib Ahmed Siddiqui was invited as a motivational speaker to uplift the morals of students. His keynote address thrilled the students and energized them to run even faster after their goals.

IEEE Day event also included segments like lucky draws and audience quizfor the audience to boost them up in the intervals. Furthermore, In order to pay tribute to MUET, a documentary was played in the closing ceremony that included some of the personalities of MUET who remarkably wrote their names in golden in the history, MUET milestones, Golden memories and upgradations of MUET and also an ethics video for grooming students up. All these things became the factor of all the guests admiring the event.

The event was wrapped up with DrTauha Hussain’sthought provoking address. Shields, Certificates and cash prizes were distribution to the winners,Best Volunteer, Organizers and Speaker.


Karachi Section Participation in PSYWC’2015

Remarkable Participation of IEEE Karachi Section in the PSYWC15 CIIT, Islamabad

Reported By: Utam Prem

The 9th episode of biggest national level IEEE event of Pakistan PSYWC’15 was this year held at CIIT, Islamabad organized by IEEE Islamabad Section and IEEE CIIT Student Branch on Oct 2 – 4, 2015.

The three-day event went superb. The wonderful congress was attended by a huge number of dedicated and energetic volunteers from across Pakistan. There were different motivational and inspirational sessions to encourage the volunteers and for their personal & professional development. The All Pakistan SAC meeting was also called at the occasion.

IEEE Karachi Section’s participation in the PSYWC15 remained very successful. Section funded partial grant to the 14 dedicated volunteers from different student branches of Karachi Section.

It was indeed a proud moment when three dedicated volunteers of IEEE Karachi Section received awards for their volunteer efforts and dedication towards IEEE activities. The awards are as follows:

  1. Hanan Daudpota (Isra University, Hyderabad) – Most Valuable Student Volunteer Award
  2. Muhammad Akmal (Hamdard University, Karachi) – Student Branch Leadership Award
  3. Ahsan Qamer (NED, Karachi) – Student Branch Leadership Award

IEEE Karachi Section officers including Engr. Parkash Lohana (Chairman, IEEE Karachi Section), Engr. Murtaza Hanif (SAC Chair) and Mr. Rabeet Sagri (Chairman IEEE Young Professionals) delivered great sessions at the congress.

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Figure 1: Muhammad Akmal of Hamdard University Karachi receiving Student Branch Leadership Award at the PSYWC15

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Figure 2: All Pakistan IEEE Volunteers together. From Right-to-Left (Engr. Parkash Lohana – Karachi Section, Amir Zahoor – Lahore Section, Hammad Shafqat – Islamabad Section, Usman M. Ali – Lahore Section, Utam Prem and Murtaza Hanif – Karachi Section and Muhammad Bilal Javed – Lahore Section.)

 

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Seventh Webinar by Zia Uddin Shaikh

IEEE Young Professionals Karachi have initiated an idea of holding series of online session in which you will get the opportunity to listen & interact with one of the best professionals across the globe from recognize organizations.

The purpwebinar-8.0_Zia-Uddin Shaikh-page-001ose of the session is to share their experiences with young and energetic graduates who wish to pursue such careers in future. The session enables one to get an insight know-how about that profession and that particular career path. The webinar will be followed by a Q/A session.

Guest: Zia Uddin Shaikh

 

Organization:

Zia has over 15 years of experience working in IT & Telecommunications. He started his career at Ericsson in 2000, joining the R&D department in Ericsson Germany as a Verification Engineer for IP Solutions (RPCN, URCN, MPBN etc.) and Packet Core I&V.  He then moved into the services organization as a Solution Integrator in Ericsson UAE (MUME) before moving to the GSDC in Sweden (EAB) where he worked as a Solution Architect focusing on the design and integration of IP/MPLS projects for various customers.

Since Oct 2013, Zia has been working as the Head of Competence Readiness for SDN & NFV. He is actively driving regional readiness activities for these cutting edge technologies with several activities including Workshops/Bootcamps, Certifications and Sales Excellence training

Webinar Date: Saturday, 31st October, 2015

Webinar Recording: Available Here


Partial travel grant for IEEE PSYWC’15

IEEE Pakistan Student/YP/ WIE Congress (PSYWC) is a All-Pakistan 3-Day event held every year in which IEEE Student Branches from all the three IEEE Sections of Pakistan; Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad are invited to participate. Previously it was named as Pakistan Student Congress (PSC).This event gives all branches a platform to sit together and discuss the activities of IEEE Chapters that were done throughout the year.
This year the event is hosted by IEEE CIIT Univ. Islamabad Chapter on 2nd – 4th October 2015 at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,Islamabad and Punjab. A number of workshops, seminars and competitions are waiting for you.

It is an excellent opportunity for students of all branches to interact with the students from all over Pakistan and instill a sense of teamwork in them. IEEE Karachi Section has 23 student branches partners and each of it has more than 25+ IEEE Student Members.

This year, IEEE Karachi Section shall be partially (50%) funding in travelling expenses for over 20 selected IEEE Student Members from Karachi Section partnered Universities.

Note: Travelling must be from Train or Daewoo Bus * No Air Plane tickets would be considered

Note: Please also note, selected individuals would be reimbursed the amount/ partial funds once after their return- they are
supposed to submit ticket and other particulars along with it to SAC Chair and SSR.

Applications must submit their application via filling this Google form no later than 12am – 18 September 2015

Late or incomplete submissions would not be considered. For any questions or queries please feel free to email us at murtaza.hanif@ieee.org | salmannoorie@gmail.com

Form Link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FteqXWEmRW-RsKptXqQAD-AQ4qkl5cr1H78j1C5lI4Y/viewform


Sixth Webinar by Adnan Bukhari

webinar-6.0_Adnan BukhariIEEE Young Professionals Karachi have initiated an idea of holding series of online session in which you will get the opportunity to listen & interact with one of the best professionals across the globe from recognize organizations.

The purpose of the session was to share their experiences with young and energetic graduates who wish to pursue such careers in future. The session enabled to get an insight know-how about that profession and that particular career path. The webinar was followed by a Q/A session.

Guest: Adnan Bukhari

Organization: Sr. Technical Architect / Manager at First American Title based off Orange County, California USA.
Bio: Adnan is a multifaceted Technology Leader with unique blend of business and technical acumen. His comprehensive experience spans enterprise architecture, systems integration, solutions development, business continuity and strategy. He has also served as Sr. Architect at San Diego Gas & Electric, Sr. Business Consultant at Bea Systems & Principal Integration Consultant at Albertsons.
He holds a Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems from South Dakota State University & MCS, Computer Science from Karachi University.

Webinar Date: Saturday, 19th September, 2015

Webinar Video Recording: View Here


IEEE Karachi Section – Technical Seminar Series for 2015

IEEE Karachi Section – Technical Seminar Series for 2015

Summarized Report for five technical seminars

By people from Industry, for people of Industry

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Setting the trace for other volunteer groups, IEEE Karachi Section (a non-profit, volunteer led group of engineers) made a huge impression this year among Industry, Academia and professionals by introducing “Technical Seminar Series for Professionals”. Having started from April 2015, the technical seminar series continued for back-to back 5 months and has achieved an enormous liking and admiration from professionals from all over the Karachi and the district Sindh.

IEEE Karachi Section in past have organized many such technical seminar workshops of single days. In the year 2014 it managed to organized only two, where as in year 2013 it organized about four, this year in 2015, only by August, 2015 it has achieved a milestone by organizing five back-to-back monthly seminars, where as the plans are to organize three more by the end of year.

In the wake up call for “Electrical safety and its requirements- ESR” among industry workers based not only at Karachi but in whole Pakistan, three of the five seminars were focused on this topic. The details of each seminar along with its topic name are as follows:

1st:  ESR- Part #1 – Introduction to Electrical Safety Measures

2nd: Human Error Preventions tool and practices at work

3RD: ESR- Part # 2 – Case studies and requirements

4th: Value proposition of Project Management for Engineering Projects

5th: ESR- Part # 3 – Arc Flash Analysis and Calculations

A brief summary of all five technical seminars is presented in following info graphic.

 

With each workshop, a feedback form is distributed, collected back and analyzed for making improvements in future seminars. There has been tremendous support and appreciation from some of the regular attendee senior engineers in Karachi Section technical seminar series. The technical seminar team is working to make self-record by hosting eight technical seminars which require three more to be organized by the end of year.

For more details about future technical seminars, follow IEEE Karachi Section website and face book page:

Website: http://sites.ieee.org/karachi/

Face book Page: https://www.facebook.com/IEEEKarachiSection

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Karachi Section Participation R10 Congress 2015

In 2011, Auckland got the opportunity to unveil the calm serenity of the Southern hemisphere to IEEE Region 10. In 2013, it was Hyderabad who mesmerized the Region 10 with rich eloquent culture. In 2015, which nation will embrace the IEEE Region 10 Student|Young Professionals|WIE Congress as the hosts? SRI LANKA! Yes, you read it correct, it is going to be Sri Lanka this year.

Key events of the congress:

  • Workshops, Learning Labs & Panel Discussions – To share knowledge on latest inclusions to IEEE, get familiar with existing tools and services and share experiences with fellow IEEE members.
  • Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony – Provides ample opportunity for participants to network and share thoughts.

Together with dinner, the award ceremony will take place to recognize and reward achievements of IEEE members obtained during the past two years.

  • Cultural Night – This will be staged for participants to showcase the culture and traditions of their countries. Each country will display their exhibits and cultural performances to others.

 

Mr Ahsan Saeed Received the IEEE MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award at IEEE Region 10 Student/YP/WIE Congress 2015, Srilanka for exemplary contributions to IEEE Young Professionalsin Region 10 and for continuous support to the IEEE Academic project.

Five person delegates from Karachi Section got an opportunity to attend this event. In which three were Excom members and three were students who were selected after closely looking into their profiles and their work .

  1. Sarang Sheikh ( General Secretary)
  2. Ahsan Saeed (MD Officer)
  3. Murtaza Hanif (SAC Chair)
  4. Ahsan Qamar (NED student)
  5. Hanan Doudpouta (ISRA Uni Stundent)
  6. Utam (Hamdard Uni Student)

 

These three students also have shared there individual experiences which can be found in the end .

 

Following are the glimpse:

Ahsan Receiving the award

Ahsan Receiving the award

Pakistan Delegation with R10 Director

Pakistan Delegation with R10 Director

Performing in cultural night

Performing in cultural night

Karachi Section with Bangladesh Section

Karachi Section with Bangladesh Section

Performing in cultural night

Performing in cultural night

 

 

 

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Fifth Webinar by Mr. Zeeshan Naseh

Zeeshan NasehIEEE Young Professionals Karachi have initiated an idea of holding series of online session in which you will get the opportunity to listen & interact with one of the best professionals across the globe from recognize organizations.

The purpose of the session would be to share there experiences with young and energetic graduates who wish to pursue such careers in future. The session would enable to get an insight know-how about that profession and that particular career path. The webinar would be followed by a Q/A session.

Guest: Zeeshan Naseh

Organization: Founder, President & CEO Connectloud, Inc. USA

Bio:  Connectloud’s uCloud™ is the IT industry’s first Software-Defined Cloud™.

Zeeshan is a veteran Silicon Valley technology executive who also built the cloud services business at Cisco Systems from whiteboard to global field launch and growth to more than $1 billion in revenue. Zeeshan also is an inventor who holds more than 20 technology patents in Data Center and Cloud, and he has authored a number of technical books and whitepapers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Arizona.

Date: Saturday, 29 August, 2015

Webinar Recording: Available Here


Fourth Technical Seminar: Engineering Project Management By Karachi Section

IEEE Karachi Section organizes Engineering Project Management Seminar at Sunset Club

The IEEE Karachi Section organized and conducted a fourth seminar on ‘Value Proposition of Project Management for Engineering Projects’ on July 30, 2015, at DA Sunset Club. The speaker, Aslam Mirza, a renowned project management professional, who practices Project Management for Organizational Transformation, and development of PM Culture to help enhancement of Organizational competence for advancement in strategic direction and effective governance and control. The seminar began with a message from Chairman of IEEE Karachi Section, Engr. Parkash Lohana, after which Mr. Mirza took over with the technical presentation. The seminar covered the foundations for PM Culture, PM Culture Constituents, Maximizing factors, and Ways to Sustain Organizational Culture. The 90 minute session was followed by a 10 minute Q&A session, after which tea was served to the 52 participants.


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