Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

IEEE LAHORE GOLD Activities 2008-09







The IEEE GOLD aims to satisfy the interest of a young professional who are finally discovering that there is life after engineering school!

GOLD Lahore organizes events that may be of interest to someone who is building a career and a financial portfolio. The main events that are of interest to most GOLD members are recruitment events, company tours, and social networking events.

We are planning to organize 3 events of your choice in the next quarter including STEP.If you are interested in attending or organizing any event, please drop your contact information at roofi@ieee.org .

The IEEE Lahore GOLD Affinity Group can't operate without feedback or volunteers! :)



Regards,

Muhammad Rafaeel A. Chaudhry
Member, IEEE GOLD Lahore
email: roofi@ieee.org

Thursday, November 13, 2008

IEEE Communications free live Managed Security Webinar

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Thursday, 20 November 2008

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern
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Managed Security
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Live panel discussion with viewer participation.
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Moderator
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Panelists
Steve Hurst, AT&T
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Mark your calendar, and register today at:

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IEEE Executive Committee Meeting on Friday, November 14, 2008 , at R#427, 3rd Floor, Library Building, LUMS, DHA, Lahore (5th Meeting of 2008)

Dear All,

IEEE Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Friday November 14, 2008 at 05:15 pm, in R#427, 3rd Floor, Library Building, LUMS, DHA, Lahore Cantt..


And the agenda items are as follows:


1. Approval of last MOM held on September 3, 2008.

2. Conference request of UET, Lahore (ICEE).

3. Section’s Vice Chair, visit of Canada to attend Sections Congress to represents Lahore Section.

5. Review of progress on action items from previous meetings.

6. Any other point, etc.




Thanks and regards


Ishtiaq A Bhatti

Office Coordinator

IEEE-Lahore Section

CS Dept. LUMS, DHA

Lahore Cantt.

Monday, November 3, 2008

IEEE Lahore Section Annual General Meeting 2005

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of IEEE Lahore Section was held on Saturday, 31st December 2005 at the Executive Dining Hall of Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Following annual awards were given.

· Best Volunteer: Dr Zaeem Jafri

· Best Student Branch: NUCES Lahore Branch

Moreover, all the outgoing executive committee members and officers were awarded souvenirs. Outgoing chairman, Engr. Sajid Aziz also announced the newly elected Section Executive Committee for the year 2006-07 and Dr.Mohammal Ali Maud as the new chairman.




Sunday, November 2, 2008

Annual Report of IEEE-NUCES Lahore (July 2004-June 2005)

Report by : Mr.Nauman Saeed Anwar (Chairman, IEEE-NUCES Lahore 2004-05)
Edited by : Rafaeel Akbar Chaudhry


Short Courses (Summer ’04):


As its long-standing tradition, IEEE-NUCES organized 2 short courses for the benefits of those students, who want to gain an edge over others by utilizing their time in summer holidays. The short courses were namely, Web Development and Java Online Application Development. The first was taught by Irfan Ahmed of batch 2002, who has been the webmaster of nearly all societies at NUCES-FAST, while the later was taught by M. Hassan Khan of 99-2 batch, who has been a research assistant in LUMS.

Both the courses saw a healthy turnout of about 20 students each. Like every year, students who took the web development course, later turned into webmasters of various societies, hence IEEE-NUCES acts as a supplier of webmasters to the campus.


Membership drive Summer ‘04:

Summer is the right time to tap into the half-year memberships at NUCES campus. This year very proudly, IEEE-NUCES crossed the psychological mark of 100 student members for the first time in its 3-year history, during the summer membership drive. Around 40 new student members were inducted into the IEEE-NUCES student branch.


IEEE R 10 Student Congress 2004:

July also saw the chairman of IEEE-NUCES, Nauman Saeed Anwar, being selected for the Region 10 Student Congress in Hong Kong from July 13 to July 17. The chairman’s visit to Hong Kong saw the new opening of horizons for the IEEE student branch. After the visit, a healthy relationship between the student branches of India and Pakistan was observed, which was a joint effort of IEEE-NUCES, IEEE-LUMS and similar student branches from India.


Orientation 2004:

Orientation of IEEE-NUCES for the new batch was carried out during the first week of September. Before that, IEEE-NUCES also attracted attention on the first day of the new students by putting up a society stall. The orientation was an all out success, which was attended by more than 150 students.



IEEE-WEEK 2004:

The 3rd IEEE-WEEK was scheduled to be held from October 18 to 22, 2004. This years IEEE-WEEK was the largest since its inception. Around 20 universities and colleges participated in this grand event. Apart from the normal student competitions like the speed programming competition and the quiz competition, this year’s IEEE-WEEK also saw the following first timers:

a. The first ever video conferencing session was held between NUCES Lahore campus and the technical HQ of TRG in Washington DC USA.
b. A new concept of Circuit designing contest, On-Spot circuit designing competition on Pspice was launched this year, which was not only appreciated internally, but even universities in Karachi queried IEEE-NUCES about how to hold such similar event at their respective campuses.
The aim of this competition was also to provide a platform for the Telecom and Computer Engineering students, who previously had no similar place to show their skills and compete with other universities.
c. IEEE-LUMS collaborated with IEEE-NUCES and held the Business Idea Competition at LUMS campus successfully.
d. First time ever broadcast of IEEE events on World Call Lahore wide channel was also successfully carried out for this week.


Seminar on Wireless Networks:

A seminar on Wireless Networks was organized in September, which was delivered by Dr Zartash Uzmi, CS department LUMS. He covered the basic concepts, along with the research work being carried out under his leadership on wireless networks.


INMIC 2004:

After the success of IEEE-WEEK 2004, the student branch shifted all its attention to INMIC 2004 (International MultiTopic Conference 2004). NUCES campus in collaboration with IEEE-Lahore section and IEEE-NUCES arranged the largest ever INMIC since the last 7 similar conferences of this annual event.

IEEE-NUCES student branch helped the INMIC Committee on the following major issues:

a. Composing
b. Invitations
c. Call for Papers
d. Designing
e. Website
f. Reception
g. Information Booths
h. Hall Management
i. General Arrangements

More than 80 students helped the university in successful holding of this international magnitude.


Short Courses Winter ‘04:

Similar to its summer courses, winter short courses are also offered by IEEE-NUCES during the winter holidays. This year IEEE-NUCES stood out among all societies and promoted the telecom and engineering students. A special crash course for the students of basic electrical engineering was successfully taught by M. Arsalan of batch 2002, who, apart from being 2nd in his batch, is also a teaching assistant for similar courses.

A course on ASP and Object oriented environment were also held, from which around 80 students in all benefited.


Membership drive Winter ‘04:

Around 40 new student members, along with renewal of previous members was carried out during the 2 month long membership drive. This year, just like last year, the membership count is expected to cross 100 by the summers.


SOFTEC 2005:

It was the endless efforts of the SOFTEC team along with the unprecedented support of the executive body of IEEE-NUCES that 41 Indian delegates participated in this year’s International SOFTEC.


Elections 2005:

Elections for the new executive committees of IEEE-NUCES were held in April 2005. The new team can be viewed on www.ieeenuces.org.


www.lhr.nu.edu.pk:

Similar to the local campus website of Karachi campus, www.khi.nu.edu.pk, IEEE-NUCES is currently developing the basic website of www.lhr.nu.edu.pk for the local campus student services of Lahore campus. It is scheduled to be launched in Fall 2005, subject to approval from the administration.


Mentoring IEEE-NUCES Karachi Campus:

IEEE-NUCES Lahore campus is also serving as a mentor for IEEE-NUCES Karachi campus. With the kind leadership and help of IEEE-NUCES Lahore campus, the Karachi counterpart held their first ever seminar and workshop in late 2004.

Currently the Lahore branch is providing its help and services for the arrangements of INMIC 2005 at Karachi Campus.


Annual Dinner + Certifcate distribution ceremony INMIC ’04:

Annual dinner of IEEE-NUCES along with certificate distribution ceremony of student volunteers of INMIC 04 was carried out in April 2005. A special keynote speech on CMM levels and NETSOL were organized on this event as well. A representative of CMM gave the CMM keynote speech from Singapore, while Chief Operating Officer of NetSol, Sajjad Kirmani, did the NetSol experience. Both the events were a highly attended affair.


IEEE Confluence 05, India:

IEEE-NUCES executive committee along with 4 elite members will be visiting India at the end of June 2005. This trip will mark the first ever visit by NUCES students to India and possibly open a barrage of student exchanges between the two countries.

IEEE-NUCES Women In Engineering's trip to Women Expo





WIE Affinity Group at NUCES Lahore organized a trip for female students to “Women Expo” at Fortress Exhibition Complex, Lahore, on Saturday, 9th September 2006. The three-day exhibition was organized by the 4th Dimension Pvt Ltd in collaboration with the department of women development, Punjab, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) along with several other government and non-governmental organizations.

The Motto of this Expo was "Lets Celebrate being Women".

Women entrepreneurs had been given stalls on highly discounted rates so that they could easily exhibit their products and services for the women’s expo visitors.
Around 40 girls were accompanied by Ms. Faiza Asghar Dar. The trip kicked off by many sighs of relief from the workload and excitement for the journey.

As one entered the Expo, stalls of various kinds were on display. The first stalls we saw were that of the different kinds of Tea ranging from Danedar, Tapal to Lipton and A1. The aroma of fresh tea was a welcome delight for tea lovers. Though no coffee lovers were given a chance to tantalize their taste buds.

Stalls of bags, jewelry, cosmetics and clothes brought out shrieks of delight and glee. Brands of cosmetics that had their collection on display were of Atiqa Odho, Christine etc. Some of the girls even experimented with the offer of free makeup application. The results of this free application - well, let’s just say natural beauty won in the end.

An Outstanding Women’s Lounge was also created at Women’s Expo where prominent women from all walks of life spared some time out of their busy schedules serving as a source of motivation and role models for the gathered women audience.

Fair and Lovely, Nikhaar, Swiss Naturals, Breeze Traders and Beautiful Beings had their creams, scrubs, cleansers and lotions on display with free sachets being given out to everybody who visited their stalls and free facial massages. One would have availed the opportunity if only masseurs would have practiced a little hygiene, but that’s only for the cleanliness freaks, as however one did see girls and women having free massages.

The highlight of the evening was the auditions for the TALENT HUNT 2006 that was being held by GEO TV. Bouts of laughter erupted in the audience when decent looking people tried their hand at acting. Their serious endeavors were a waste of time and energy. Hooting, ridicule, remarks and shouts of ‘Have mercy on us’ were the norm of every audition. But alas no one was barred from the torture by the volunteers.

One striking display of à la mode and chic jewelry was that on the ATTITUDE stall. They had unique bracelets, earrings, necklaces and different kinds of accessories which guaranteed your worth of money. Other jewelry stalls included Shoaib Jewelers etc.

An eye opener was the stall of Pakistan’s first fully qualified and U.K trained female plastic and cosmetic surgeon. They had the whole process of the surgery being live telecasted on the TV. Even if somebody had any plans to have a nose job or eyebrow uplift they had second thoughts after watching the clips.

Clothes of Riffat Khalid and Humaira Alvi were on display. Block printed silk, cotton having Ari and Sui work on them, were breathtaking. The fabrics and cut of the lehngas left a lot to be desired.

At the time of our departure a treat for E.P fans was when Fawad Ahmed accompanied with his wife walked into the Women’s Expo. The trip ended with everybody having a ball at McDonald’s.


Contributed by: Ms. Benish Khalid
Edited by : Rafaeel Akbar Chaudhry

Saturday, November 1, 2008

IEEE WEEK 2005 Photo Stream

Official Pictures of 4th IEEE WEEK, IEEE WEEK 2005 held by IEEE NUCES Lahore Student Branch in collaboration with IEEE-LUMS, IEEE-UET, NUCES ACM Student Chapter and NUCES Media Group.

Scheduled from 14th-20th November 2005, it consisted of 7 Competitions.

- The Coder Competition in collaboration with NUCES-ACM
- Quiz Competition
- Circuit Design Competition
- Hardware Competition in collaboration with IEEE-UET
- Multimedia Competiton in collaboration with NUCES Media Group
- Business Idea Competition in collaboration with IEEE-LUMS
- Student Paper Competition


IEEE Lahore Section Executive Committee 2008-09



The contact card of the IEEE Lahore Section Executive Committee 2008-09.

Evolution of IEEE-NUCES Lahore

An Article from Mr.Ahmad Nawaz (Chairman, IEEE-NUCES 2003-04)



I started working in IEEE-NUCES as a volunteer in the Web Site Documentation team, led by Aqeel Saifi and Sana Gul in 2001. At that time, IEEE-NUCES was in disarray; it was not registered as a Student Branch with IEEE, it had no by-laws, it was not even recognized by IEEE Lahore Section. No one in the campus knew, what it was, why it was, what it wants to do and most importantly how it will do. Earlier, IEEE-NUCES had arranged a conference named FISC (FAST IEEE Student Conference) in 1998 in which Agha Adeel played a vital role but after the conference the society pretty much vanished.


Another set-back happened to IEEE-NUCES in 2001, then Chairman Mr. Ali Hasham left the university and shifted abroad. Mr. Aqeel Saifi then was nominated as the new Chairman. I should mention another name of Mr. Yasir Qureshi (Batch 99-1) who was the Chairman of IEEE-NUCES before Mr. Ali Hasham. By the time, Aqeel took over as the IEEE-NUCES branch; the branch was effectively inexistent.


Mr. Aqeel Saifi made an entirely new team which was relatively junior but they had the zeal to take IEEE-NUCES further and establish it not only as a Student Branch but also as a reputable society of the campus. The By-Laws of the society were drafted and submitted to IEEE Lahore Section and IEEE head office for reviewing. The process took around 2 months and the By-Laws were approved after certain amendments by the IEEE Lahore Section and IEEE Head Office. As per the By-Laws, a new executive committee was made which comprised of Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer. IEEE-NUCES opened its bank account and then all the legal formalities were completed and IEEE-NUCES was a Student Branch registered with IEEE.


The Student Branch IEEE-NUCES started arranging formal events from its platform. Seminars on Emerging Market Trends in IT Industry and Entrepreneurship were organized which were pretty well appreciated and IEEE-NUCES started to establish itself among many different societies of FAST and other IEEE Student Branches in Pakistan.


In the second-half of 2002, IEEE-WEEK was organized at Lahore level which was a big success. The IEEE-NUCES was established and recognized all across after the IEEE-WEEK 2002. The IEEE-WEEK was brainchild of Mr. Aqeel Saifi which later on became an annual tradition of IEEE-NUCES.


Along the way, IEEE-NUCES arranged numerous short-courses for the students of NUCES. IEEE members were given major rebates in the course fees and the courses were even attended by NUCES Peshawar Campus students.


In 2003, IEEE-NUCES organized its first All-Pakistan event. IEEE-WEEK 2003 became a national event and was attended by various universities spread across multiple geographical locations in Pakistan.


In 2004, IEEE-NUCES organized INMIC which was an immense success. The event attracted a very high number of participants and the qualities of papers presented in the conference were appreciated by all the participants.


It would be very rude of me, if I don’t mention the names of the individuals who have contributed a great deal in establishing IEEE-NUCES. Some important persons are:


1. Agha Adeel (Batch 1998)
2. Aqeel Saifi (Batch 99-2) Chairman, IEEE-NUCES 2002
3. Waqas Zafar (Batch 2000) Vice Chairman, IEEE-NUCES 2002
4. Ahmad Nawaz (Batch 2000) Chairman, IEEE-NUCES 2003
5. Nauman Saeed (Batch 2001) Chairman, IEEE-NUCES 2004

Few volunteers who contributed a great deal were:

• Asim Ijaz, Sana Gul, Waqas Khan (Batch 99-2)
• Jareer Ahsan, Bushra Naseem (Batch 2000)
• Zunaira Malik, Sheraz Arshad (Batch 2001)
• Ehsan Saqib, Aizah Ashraf, Fawad Ahmad (Batch 2002)

All these persons have enjoyed different offices in IEEE-NUCES during different times.

Few other persons who should also get an appreciation are:

1. Dr. Amjad Hussain, NUCES-FAST IEEE-NUCES Branch Counselor and Faculty Advisor
2. Dr. Arshad Hussain, NUCES-FAST IEEE-NUCES Faculty Advisor
3. Dr. Fakhar Lodhi IEEE-NUCES Faculty Advisor
4. Mr. Nadeem Akhtar, LUMS