Satyaki Banik, Chair for IEEE BUET Student Branch; Suhee Sanjana Mehjabin, Chair for IEEE BUET SB WIE AG & Sheikh Asif Imran, Chair for IEEE BUET SPS Student Chapter
IEEE SPS Winter School 2019 on Multimodal Signal Processing: First Time Ever in Bangladesh
IEEE BUET Student Branch, IEEE SPS BUET Student Chapter, IEEE SPS Bangladesh Chapter & IEEE Bangladesh Section have jointly organized the IEEE SPS Membership Board-funded IEEE SPS Winter School on Multimodal Signal Processing in Bangladesh, from 28th November to 1st December 2019 at FARS Hotel & Resorts, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Different sectors of Multimodal Signal Processing (MSP), for instance, Machine Learning, IoT Platform for MSP, Pattern Recognition, and Multimodal Emotion Recognition were introduced to the 57 participants from 11 universities of Bangladesh and India. There were 7 speakers from 4 countries, from both academia and industry. The instructors were Dr. Norliza Mohd Noor, Dr. K. V. S. Hari, Dr. Debashis Sen, Dr. Shiva Mathapathi, Dr. Reduan Hasan Khan, Dr. Ricardo Armanteno, Dr. V.R.Singh, Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, and Dr. Celia Shahnaz. Participants were encouraged to learn through a series of quizzes held between the classes. Best performers were awarded with certificates at the end of the school.
Celebration of International Women’s Day 2020: “Engage and Empower Women in STEM Education, Power and Energy Sector Institutions”
IEEE BUET WIE Student AG, IEEE WIE Bangladesh AG, IEEE BUET Student Branch and IEEE Bangladesh Section jointly celebrated the International Women’s Day 2020, on 13th March 2020 at Council Bhaban, BUET, Dhaka, as an acknowledgement of its notion regarding women empowerment in STEM. The event was supported by WePower, the World Bank Initiative. The Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice Chancellor of BUET and Mohammad Anis & Sabah Moyeen from The World Bank graced the inaugural ceremony. The event commenced with an opening remark from Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Chairperson for IEEE Bangladesh Section on the “Vision of WePOWER Network”. Next, Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Professor at EEE, BUET, conducted a plenary session with panelists from academia and industries, discussing the prevailing issue regarding practices endorsed by academia and industries to ensure maximum participation from women. 43 professionals from 20 industries and 104 students from 23 universities participated in this successful program.
Technical Talk on Convolutional Coding for Distributed Matrix Computation
IEEE SPS BUET Student Chapter, IEEE BUET Student Branch, IEEE Bangladesh Section and IEEE SPS Bangladesh Chapter arranged a technical talk on 29th July 2019 on convolutional coding for distributed matrix computation by Anindya Bijoy Das, PhD student at Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University. The event was arranged as an additional segment to the orientation of IEEE members and executive committee of IEEE BUET SB, WIE AG and technical chapters for 2019-20. The speaker’s current research focus is in the area of convolutional coding with his PhD supervisor Professor Dr. Aditya Ramamoorthy. Professor Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Chairperson of IEEE Bangladesh Section and advisor for IEEE SPS BUET Student Chapter, was present during the talk. 65 participants, including students and faculty members, attended the event. The speaker also inspired the students to attend technical conferences to be updated with interesting research trends.