Visit of Newly Elected Members of IEEE Lahore Section to UMT, Lahore
Kashif Bashir, Vice Chair for IEEE Lahore Section & Yaser Danial, Dean of UMT
University of Management and Technology (UMT) welcomed the newly elected members of Lahore Section on 28th July 2021 at 12:00PM (GMT+5). The Chair of IEEE Lahore Section, Dr. Amjad Hussain along with his team Mr. Kashif Bashir (V. Chair, IEEE Lahore Section and Chair, IEEE ComSoc Lahore Chapter), Dr. Adnan Siddiqui (Secretary, IEEE Lahore Section) and Mr. Shahid Zulfiqar (Treasurer, IEEE Lahore Section), visited UMT in order to build a strong relationship as a joint venture. Dr. Amjad Hussain explained the history of IEEE and described its various aspects. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss about different regions of IEEE, their sections, category of events, workshops and conferences along with awarded competition & prizes given to the participants. They also talked about various types of funding provided for research and projects. Mr. Kashif Bashir gave a comprehensive presentation regarding the services IEEE renders to the scientific community and their benefits. A two hour of interactive session was attended by the faculty members of UMT.
Subsequently, Dr. Amjad Hussain delivered a presentation on the different Regions and Sections of IEEE. He discussed about the major events specifically the IEEE ICOSST’18@UET Lahore, IEEE LSYWTC’16, and IEEE National Workshop on Robotics and Industrial Automation 2017. He further provided the detailed overview on the IEEE technically sponsored conferences such as the International Conference on Innovative Computing (ICIC) organized by University of Management and Technology, Lahore.
Furthermore, Mr. Kashif Bashir emphasized on the competitions such as Hult Competition – UET, KSK, TechHawk – TUF and also mentioned the prize amount specified for different types of competitions. Additionally, he highlighted about the worth of awards given by IEEE such as Best WIE Affinity Group, IEEE PES YP Outstanding Award and Best Poster Award, and the opportunities for faculty members as well as students if they join IEEE.
Mr. Shahid Zulfiqar, being the Treasurer of IEEE talked about the funding and grants provided to the members for different purposes. Some of these grants given were mentioned such as IEEE R10 Funding for IEEE Section Congress 2017. The session ended with expectations to build relationships between academia and industry of Pakistan by engaging students towards more practical domain. They also met Rector of UMT, Dr. M. Aslam, and congratulated for three successful ICIC conferences held at UMT and gave an official approval for the 4th ICIC conference to be held in November 2021. The session was attended by a total of 12 participants.