TISP Week 2019 expands in 3 Regions 5 Continents

TISP Week 2019 will run during the last week of October. The call for participation has already been announced

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education is gaining over the years more and more recognition and awareness. Many schools have adopted STEAM-based educational programs and activities. Through STEAM-based education, children are being taught through real problems solving, while this increases their creativity.  It goes beyond the concepts of science and mathematics, while it helps on developing skills, including the 21-st century skills.

The skills included in the 21st-century skills, are, media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility and initiative. Skills attained through STEAM education include, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more.

IEEE as the world’s largest professional organization, recognizes the importance of STEAM education, offering solutions and opportunities to teachers through its Educational Programs. Such program is TISP, where tryengineering.org lesson plans are being demonstrated to teachers.

TISP stand for the “Teacher In-Service Program”, which enables IEEE volunteers to share their technical expertise and demonstrate the application of engineering concepts to support the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology disciplines.

Looking over the last 3 years, over 2,000 teachers have been trained in 30 IEEE Sections in IEEE Region 8 and Region 10 during the TISP week. As described, the TISP week is a program to facilitate the conduct of teacher training workshops in multiple Sections. The objective is to train teachers to deliver Inquiry Based Science Education sessions and help the training of volunteers in the local sections. The workshops also help the local volunteers in delivering public services. 

TISP Week was first launched in IEEE Region 8, getting expanded last year also in IEEE Region 10. This year TISP Week is getting even bigger, getting expanded in 3 Regions. Region 8, Region 9 and Region 10 are joining forces to organize a significant educational event spreading across 5 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Latin America.

The Chair of Professional and Educational Activities sub-committee of IEEE Region 8, Mr.Stamatis Dragoumanos, share with Region8Today how TISP Week got expanded in 5 continents.

“TISP Week was a very successful Region 8 initiative and immediately draw EAB’s attention. During the EAB-mini series meetings, Educational Activities Officers from other Regions were impressed by the number of teachers trained and the resources given by EAB. In 2018 Region 10 also had it’s TISP week with a significant impact. This year Region 9 was also interested in organizing TISP Week. This is when the Global TISP Week idea was proposed. Regions 8, 9 and 10 joined forces and with the valuable help of EAB a unique global TISP Week event was created that expands in 5 continents.“


This year’s TISP Week will be held during the last week of October 2019. An Educative week, during which all participants around the world will be sharing the same passion and enthusiasm for knowledge and education.

All Sections are invited to organize a workshop for teachers during TISP Week and be part of this big event. The IEEE EAB (Educational Activities Board) offers 250USD per workshop for the lesson’s plan materials, through a reimbursement process.

Follow the official website of the TISP Week https://tispweek.ieee.org/ to find all the details to participate in this big educational event!


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Chapter’s work worth awards

The 2019 IEEE Region 8 Chapter of the Year Award Winners

It is well known that IEEE covers a variety of technical interests, from Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Computational Intelligence, Oceanic Engineering to Vehicular Technology. In total, IEEE has 39 technical societies that provide benefits to members within specialized fields of interest. Chapters are local units associated with one or more technical societies and they are your first level of contact points to join technical activities and network with other IEEE members.

IEEE’s work is based on volunteering, and IEEE aims to recognize the work done and time offered by each member-volunteer. This is being applied in every Organizational Unit that makes up IEEE, such as Chapters. In IEEE Region 8, there are over 1000 technical Chapters and Student Branch Chapters running exciting technical events and linking the triangle of members, Societies and Section.

Every year, all Chapters have the opportunity to apply for the IEEE Region 8 Chapter of the Year Award. Specifically, the Award is intended to recognize the outstanding performance of Region 8 by

  • Technical Chapters, and
  • Student Branch Chapters

in serving their members and the technical community and establishing goodwill within and between the Region 8 Sections. Any active single or joint Society or Council or Student Branch Chapters of Region 8 is eligible for the award. The selection is based on the outstanding performance of the nominated chapter, reflected by the completed nomination form and supporting documents.

In selecting award recipients, the relevant committee considers contributions of the nominee to chapter activities. Albert Lysko, Chair of the IEEE R8 (EMEA) Chapters Coordination subcommittee (ChCsC) elaborated on the importance of recognizing the achievements and process used to identify the candidates and awardees: “It is of the utmost importance to offer opportunity and recognize the excellence in IEEE chapters. It shows the appreciation for great work and offers opportunities to promote the outstanding Chapters and their leaders both locally, which helps the chapters and their leaders to grow, and globally, giving the due recognition to Sections for the support they provide. It is also important to ensure a fair process in recognizing the best of the best.

Here is how R8 ChCsC did it. First, our subcommittee, especially Matej Zajc, Sarra Ben Rabii and myself prepared an announcement calling for nominations and distributed it via eNotice and social media channels. Next, the submitted nominations were collected and passed onto us. We reviewed each submission and used a system of metrics to score the submissions and selected the Chapters and Student Branch Chapters (SBCs) showing the most vibrant activities. Our decision was then validated by the R8 Awards subcommittee and VC:TA. The rest was to prepare the texts of the awards, make the plaques and use the high podium of the R8 meeting to present the awards via the Section Chairs“.

This year’s award ceremony held during the 113th IEEE Region 8 meeting in Valencia on October 11-13. The winners of 2019 are as follows:

Technical Chapters:

Student Branch Chapters (SBCs):

Congratulations to the winners, their leadership and associated universities and Sections!



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Global IEEE… News Susan K. “Kathy” Land Is 2020 IEEE President-Elect

She has led many IEEE organizations including the Computer Society, Standards Association, and Technical Activities

IEEE Fellow Susan K. “Kathy” Land has been chosen as 2020 IEEE president-elect. She will begin serving as president on 1 January 2021.

Land, who was nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors, received 23,147 votes in the elections. Fellow Dejan Milojicic received 18,392 votes. At press time, the results were unofficial until the IEEE Board of Directors accepts the IEEE Tellers Committee report in November.

Land was the 2018 vice president, IEEE Technical Activities. She served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division VIII director/delegate in 2011 and 2012 and as Division V director/delegate in 2014 and 2015. She was president of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. In 2013 and 2016, Land was a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors.

Land has been an active member of the IEEE Standards Association for more than 20 years and served as the Computer Society vice president for Standards in 2004. She was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Standards Medallion. She has been active in Region 3 supporting local Future City competitions. She was also a member of the region’s Executive Committee, serving as its awards chair.

In 2008 and 2010, she was a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee.

Land is the recipient of several awards including the 2011 IEEE Huntsville Section Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award, the IEEE Computer Society 2017 Richard E. Merwin Award, and the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies 2018 Moquin Award.

To find out who was chosen as IEEE-USA president-elect, IEEE Standards Association president-elect, and more, read the full annual election results.


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IEEE Block-chain Initiative Helps to Advance the Decentralized Ledger

Members are developing standards and e-learning courses and forming local groups

Blockchain has become a buzzword in the past couple of years, but many people still don’t know what the technology can do. Best known as the foundation of cryptocurrency transactions, the decentralized ledger has the potential to replace existing databases, providing more transparency and security. It could be adopted by nearly every industry including energy, finance, health care, manufacturing, real estate, and transportation.

To help advance the technology, IEEE launched its Blockchain Initiative in January, and dozens of activities are underway. They include standards development and e-learning courses, as well as conferences. Groups have been formed worldwide to focus on blockchain applications based on local needs.

The initiative’s efforts are in collaboration with the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Reliability Society, and the IEEE Standards Association. Nearly 200 volunteers are involved.

“This is a grassroots effort that gives technical communities the ability to advance blockchain, and inform one another about aspects of the technology they haven’t thought about,” says Tim Kostyk, who is overseeing the initiative. He is the senior program director of IEEE Future Directions, the organization’s R&D arm. “The more people who are involved, the more the technology benefits.”


One of the biggest advantages of a blockchain system over current databases, Kostyk says, is that it provides provenance: proof of ownership. “Blockchain allows for traceability in which users can see who had their hands on a product or service and at what point in time,” he says.

A blockchain database records every transaction and makes that record visible to all participants. Moreover, each transaction is blocked by the transaction that comes after it, making it nearly impossible to delete or edit previous records.

The health care industry could benefit from adopting the technology for medical records to help ensure a medical professional was not negligent. Doctors would record detailed information about medications prescribed, vaccines given, exams conducted, and surgeries performed. That information would be locked in a permanent ledger, not only providing the ability for patient records to be accessed by different medical providers but also making it nearly impossible for information to be deleted or edited—protecting against false malpractice allegations. IEEE is holding workshops and developing standards to advance blockchain technology for medical records.

Blockchain technology also could help ensure food safety. Retail giant Walmart, for example, is using it to track its produce, from farms to store shelves. That helps ensure items have not been contaminated and are not past their sell-by date.

The IEEE initiative is holding the Blockchain for Agriculture Forum in November in Honolulu. The conference covers recording seed plantings, changes in soil and irrigation, disease outbreaks in livestock, and shipping of produce. During a food recall, for example, those in the supply chain could refer to a single ledger to get to the root of what went wrong.

Another way blockchain technology could be useful, Kostyk says, is for creating and storing smart contracts: legal documents that use digital signatures. Several companies are emerging to provide blockchain systems to handle tasks such as finalizing a will and signing a contract without the need for an attorney or real estate agent. Users have their own private key assigned to each transaction that acts as a personal digital signature. It would be nearly impossible to delete or edit a legal document once it was recorded on the ledger.


To advance blockchain technology, and to ensure the systems are secure, more education is needed. That’s why the initiative is offering e-learning courses and webinars to help educate technologists.

In partnership with IEEE-SA, the initiative has a variety of standards development projects in the works. The conformance and authentication project, for example, is developing a rating system to gauge the level of performance of each blockchain platform, measuring its efficiency and security.

Other projects include developing standards for blockchain use for utilities and energy infrastructure as well as for the Internet of Things.

The initiative publishes an e-newsletter, which is distributed to its technical community of 1,600 subscribers.


Something unique to the IEEE Blockchain Initiative is its formation of local groups around the globe. The idea is to allow participants to focus on aspects of the technology that suit their local needs, says Senior Member Ramesh Ramadoss, co-chair of the initiative and chair of the IEEE P2418.1 Blockchain Standards Working Group.

“Some groups are interested in blockchain because of cryptocurrency, others for government projects or public financing for projects in underserved areas,” Ramadoss says. “We let them decide how to get involved locally through their section and globally through the initiative.”

Groups are being formed in Canada, China, India, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States, with more on the way.

The local groups network through a virtual forum and at events including the IEEE Global Blockchain Summit, to be held 17 to 19 September in Gaithersburg, Md. Summit attendees can learn about emerging applications and can help inform policy and regulations.

The initiative is becoming so well known that many non–IEEE members from IBM, Oracle, and other companies are getting involved and sponsoring events, Kostyk says.

“The more blockchain advances,” he says, “the more it’s considered credible and the more people are going to invest in, develop, and standardize it.”

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Election Results of the new IEEE Region 8 Officers

The results of the 2019-2020 IEEE Region 8 Officers, Secretary, Treasure and 2019 Vice-Chair Member Activities, Vice-Chair Student Activities, Vice-Chair Technical Activities, were announced on the 20th of October 2018 during the 1st day of the IEEE Region 8 meeting happening in Belgrade, Serbia. After a 5 minute presentation from each candidate, an executive session was held where the Section Representatives and the opCom members voted their preference in a secret ballot voting.

The elected 2019-2020 IEEE Region 8 Secretary and Treasurer are the following:
Secretary: Ana Maria Madureira (Portugal Section)
Treasurer: Adam Jastzebski (UK and Ireland Section)

The elected 2019 IEEE Region 8 Vice-Chairs are the following:
Vice-Chair Member Activities: Adeel Sultan (UAE Section)
Vice-Chair Student Activities: Maciej Borowka (Poland Section)
Vice-Chair Technical Activities: Sohaib Qamar Sheikh (UK and Ireland Section)

These are the first comments that each of the officers gave to IEEE Region 8 Today!


Ana Maria Madureira:  “I am very honored to be selected as the Secretary for 2019-2020! I will work hard to contribute and increase the value for all members and its communities, within the mission of IEEE Region 8. I look forward to start working with all members of the new OpCom.”


Adam Jastzebski: “I am truly honoured by the trust Region 8 Committee have instilled in me by appointing me the Treasurer for 2019-20. I realise it is a very demanding and difficult job, even more so in view of the financial report presented by the outgoing Treasurer, Ralph Kennel. However, I believe that we have a great new team and together we will be able to successfully address all the challenges.”

Vice-Chair Member Activities

Adeel Sultan: “I am very excited to have been elected for the position of Region8 VC-MA and would like to thank everyone for their support and for the trust they have bestowed upon me. Members are the heart and soul of Ieee and their satisfaction and engagement is imperative. Im sure that with our newer strategies, close collaboration and concerted team-effort, we will have more future successes and enhanced growth for our region and for ieee as a whole.”

Vice-Chair Student Activities

Maciej Borowka: “I’m very excited and happy! I truly believe that students are the strategic asset for the future of every Section. It is a great pleasure and also a great responsibility, and I look forward start working on that!”

Vice-Chair Technical Activities

Sohaib Qamar Sheikh: “Conferences, chapters, educational activities, standards and Industry are some of the major value propositions offered by IEEE. I’m delighted to be elected as the Region 8 Vice Chair of Technical Activities and look forward to working with my team in these areas to provide further value to our Sections and members.”

Source: https://region8today.ieeer8.org/opcom/election-results-ieee-region-8-2019-2020-secretary-treasurer-2019-vice-chairs/

IEEE UAE Section Iftar and Volunteer Recognition Award 2018

Both the executive committees of 2017 and  2018 have been invited to this gathering. Dr. Fatma Taher,IEEE UAE Section Vice-chair and Eng. Balqees Al Daghar,Women In Engineering UAE Section Chair 2018 were attending as well.

IEEE UAE Section members gather annually for this social occasion. It is a great chance for meeting all members in addition to talk about the section’s achievements and plans.

During this year’s gathering, all members were discussing the achievements of 2018 so far, the future initiatives and activities as well as the plans updates. Additionally, volunteers have raised some issues for finding solutions with other members.

Volunteer Recognition Award

IEEE UAE Section recognizes and values the important role of members as volunteers in order to promote the IEEE objectives in the UAE. It is the continued hard work of the volunteers that makes a Section energetic and beneficial to its members and attracts new members. It is important that these dedicated volunteers are encouraged to be recognized for their contributions. This acknowledgement also serves to promote examples for others to follow.

The Volunteer Recognition Award was distributed during Ramadan Iftar gathering by Dr. Essa Basaeed – IEEE UAE Section Chair.  The members have been awarded for their extraordinary contributions to the section and their innovative ideas and initiatives.

Finally, Dr. Essa has thanked all members for their continuous efforts and encouraged them for more achievements in this year.

Awarded Volunteers

Dr. Essa Bastaki – Honorary Chair and Strategy

Dr. Fatma Taher – Vice-chair

Dr. Mohammed Al-Zaabi – Secretary

Adnan Alrais – Treasurer

Prof. Wathiq Mansoor – Student Activities Chair

Adeel Sultan – Member Activities Chair and Membership Development

Essa Al Suwaidi – Public Relations Chair and Robotics and Automation Chapter Chair

Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat – Technical Activities Chair, Chapter Coordinator, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Instrumentation and Measurements Societies Joint Chapter Chair

Dirine Dhaouadi – Stuent Representatives

Dr. Boutheina Kzadri – Women In Engineering Group Chair

Mohammed Ayoub – Young Professionals Group Chair

Dr. Piyush Maheshwari – Conference Coordinator

Dr. Vishwesh Akre – Educational Activiteis

Dr. Bushra AlBelooshi – Industry Relations Coordinaor

Prof. Hussain Al Ahmad – Nominations and Appointments, Education Society Chapter Chair

Dr. Alavikunhu Panthakkan – Awards and Recognition Chair

Yasser Al Bahandi – Webmaster

Dr. Kamarul Faizal Hashim – Newsletter Editor

Soha Jawabreh – Social Networks Manager

Dr. Hussam Al Hamadi – Project Manager, Teacher-In-Service Program

Dr. Reyad El-Khazali – Circutles and Systems Chapter Chair

Meera Al shamsi – Geo-science and Remote Sensing, Society Chapter Chair

Dr. Hasan Al Nashash – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter Chair

Dr. Sami Muhaidat – Signal Processing and Communication Societies Joint Chapter Chair

Dr. Bashar Zahawi – Power and Energy Chapter Chair

Dr. Lutfi Al Basha – Solid State Circuit Chapter Chair

Dr. Mouza Shmeiaili – Computer Sociecy Chapter Chair

Dr. Khalifa Al Hosani – Power Electroics and Control Societeis Joint Chapter Chair

Source: https://region8today.ieeer8.org/events/ieee-uae-volunteer-recognition-award-2018/


IEEE UAE Student Day is as annual event organized by IEEE UAE Section for all engineering students in the country.

The main objectives of this day are to enhance the culture of competition among engineering students in the different universities among UAE, to recognize outstanding achievements of IEEE student members, to exchange experience between UAE IEEE students, to enhance leadership qualities of IEEE students, and to introduce the IEEE to the public.

University of Dubai organized the 13th IEEE UAE STUDENT DAY 2018 on the 28th April, 2018 in attendance of all universities in UAE to participate in the competitions. 114 innovative projects have been presented in the student day.

Categories of Competitions

Students participated in the following 6 categories of competitions:

  1. Common Design Project Competition
  2. Community Service Competition
  3. Industrial Design Project
  4. Engineering Design Project
  5. Software Engineering Project
  6. Senior Design Project

13th IEEE UAE Student Day Winners

  1. Common Design Project
    1. Opentech Tigers: United Arab Emirates University 1st Winner
    2. EV3: American University of Ras Al Khaimah 2nd Winner
    3. Spartans: Al-Ain University of Science and Technology 3rd Winner
  2. Community Service Project
    1. We Hear You: Ajman University 1st Winner
    2. SHM Smart Happiness Meter: University of Dubai 2nd Winner
    3. Smart Support: Interactive Rehabilitation Support System, Al Dar University 3rd Winner
  3. Senior Design Project
    1. Laser Technology for customizing Solar PV Dicing: University of Sharjah 1st Winner
    2. SJW Engineers: Smart Pet Food Dispenser: Higher Colleges of Technology 2nd Winner
    3. Smart Fire Monitor: Higher Colleges of Technology 3rd Winner
  4. Industrial Design Project
    1. Smart Autonomous Vehicle: Ajman University 1st Winner
    2. SJW Engineers: Smart Pet Food Dispenser: Ajman University 2nd Winner
    3. Team Kahlifa: Self-driving Car: Khalifa University 3rd Winner
  5. Engineering Design Project
    1. Super-Fly : United Arab Emirates University 1st Winner
    2. The Floating parachute : AL Dar University 2nd Winner
    3. Eagle: Al-Ain University of Science and Technology 3rd Winner
  6. Software Engineering Project
    1. PETER: University of Dubai 1st Winner
    2. SEP1: Ajman University 2nd Winner
    3. SEP 2: University of Sharjah 3rd Winner

For more information, please visit this link: https://ud.ac.ae/ieee/ 

Source: https://region8today.ieeer8.org/events/13th-ieee-uae-student-day-2018/

Disable to Possible : Understanding Special Needs through Technology by Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu

Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu is a senior member of IEEE and founder chair of Madras IEEE WIE Affinity group (2007 – 2014). She was Region10  WIE Coordinator for 2008-2010 and Chair, the IEEE WIE Committee for 2011 and 2012.

She launched an exclusive project “Sangamam” for the transfer of technology to rural areas. Dr. Marimuthu was awarded the “IEEE MGA Achievement Award” in 2008 and the Government of Tamilnadu in 2009, IEEE MGA Leadership Award 2012 and ABI change agent award 2012 based on her work to improve the quality of life for the rural society.

She was awarded the “Systers Pass it on Award 2014” by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Recently she won the “WIE Inspiring Member of the Year of the year Award 2016” from IEEE WIE Committee.

Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu’s Visit to WIE UAE Section group

Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu has visited WIE UAE Section in Dubai in April 2018 at RIT Dubai – Rochester Institute of Technology to deliver her inspiring speech about how to transform the disable into possible.

She has started the speech by explaining what are special needs that she has focused on when working on her development projects. Then, she showed the areas of social innovation her research worked on which are the education, energy and electricity, environment and healthcare.

She has targeted the students, women, elderly, people with special needs, children, poor people and more. Finally, she ended her speech with a wisdom that “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room”.

WIE UAE Section 2018

Eng. Balqees Al Daghar – Chair of WIE UAE Section has started the seminar by welcoming Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu in UAE, and then she introduced WIE UAE Section group to the attendees. She has showed its progress in the last few years and presented the plans of the group in 2018.

Year of Zayed

After that and in the occasion of Year of Zayed, Eng. Balqees has presented the support was given to the women in UAE by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the last President of the United Arab Emirates. He supported women in all ages to work beside the men in all fields, specially in the highly recognized professions like engineering.

At the end of the seminar, Dr. Marimuthu  has answered the questions raised by attendees and a group photo was taken for all with her.

Source: https://region8today.ieeer8.org/events/disable-to-possible-understanding-special-needs-through-technology-by-dr-ramalatha-marimuthu/

Disruptive Technologies: Women Speakers Series

The speaker series will provide opportunity to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.

WSS focuses on providing leading-edge professional development for mid- and senior-level women. Through this event, we want to encourage and empower women to embrace and stay in STEM field.

The topics of disruptive technologies were presented in the first series , i.e. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Data Science and Cyber security and took place in 29th September 2018.

The Speakers and Sessions

Dr. Boutheina Tlili – Profesor of EE at RIT Dubai and Honorary WIE Chair – UAE Section has presented the “Women Speakers Series” first chain that titled “Disruptive Technology”.

Artificial Intelligence

First session of the Women Speakers Series # 1 – Disruptive Technology: Artificial Intelligence session  with Ms. Ghada Elkeisi – Director of Software Engineering & Analytics at GE Power Digital MENAT & SSA.

In this session, Ms. Ghada has presented different areas of AI, i.e. what is AI? and it has been defined as an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. She also presented how machines can be learning, also the different uses of AI in government and private sectors.

Block chain

Second session of the Women Speakers Series # 1 – Disruptive Technology: Block chain session with Dr Manar Abu Talib – Assistant Dean of College of Sciences at the University of Sharjah in the UAE.

In this session, Dr. Manar  has presented the improved block chain infrastructure with Internet of Things. She has started as well by defining the block chain: originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data.

She has explained how it is working, its history, also Dubai’s block chain strategy and how it is been used in government all around the world as well as in United Arab Emirates. The team of different roles and responsibilities was introduced. At the end, she has showed how women contributed in the field of block chain specifically and in STEM generally.

Data Science

Third session of the Women Speakers Series # 1 – Disruptive Technology: Data Science session by Dr. Guilia De Masi – PhD in Physics.

In this session, Dr. Guilia has presented Data science and the new revolution of data. She has defined data science as the practice of various well established scientific fields (Statistics, Computer Science, Maths), their algorithms and methods, through the use of programming languages and software frameworks, that aims to extract knowledge, insights and recommendations from data, and deliver them to users for better decision making.

After that, she has presented the growth of data in science and different applications of data have been presented like in manufacturing, retail, digital business, transportation, financial services, environment, healthcare, environment and energy.

Cyber security

Fourth session of the Women Speakers Series # 1 – Disruptive Technology: Cyber security session by Dr. Hoda Alkhazaimi –  Research Assistant Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi and the Director of Center of Cyber Security in New York University Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Hoda has defined the Cybersecurity as the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. In a computing context, security comprises cybersecurity and physical security that both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.

At the end of the sessions, Dr. Boutheina has started the Q&A part for the audience and the participation was great.

Source: https://region8today.ieeer8.org/events/disruptive-technologies-women-speakers-series/

LabVIEW Workshop in Al Ain University

In the framework of the keenness of Al Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU) on the students and their interests in the latest technologies, the College of Engineering and IT (CEIT) at AAU, has  organized, in conjunction with the IEEE UAE MTT & IM joint chapter and the IEEE AAU Student Branch, a technical workshop about LabVIEW – Software developed by National Instruments, NI.

The speaker and Attendees

The speaker was Eng. Leen Adnan – Field Engineer at NI. It was attended by guests from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – DEWA and faculty and students of the college.

The LabVIEW Workshop

Eng. Leen started by an introduction of LabVIEW. It is an advanced program used by engineering students, especially Networks and Communications Engineering Department.

She also talked about the challenges in the field of software, and stages of technology advances that have been access to such technologies. She explained also the LabVIEW fundamentals, implementation of Virtual Instrument (VI), Loop Structures, Data Access, etc.

The participants were able to directly access the LabVIEW software in the computers lab and apply the applications explained by the speaker.

Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat – Dean of  College of Engineering and IT – said that LabVIEW will definitely help our students in their courses and particularly in their Capstone Project.

He also added that the college, in collaboration with IEEE UAE units, will continue to organize such great technical events and provide an excellent opportunity to students, instructors and different UAE communities to learn about new technologies and advanced tools used.

The end of the workshop was open for the students and the audience to ask questions and discussion, and honored Eng. Leen Adnan in recognition of presenting the workshop and her efforts.