The industry engagement in the department is designed not only to facilitate Final Year Projects and MSc Thesis Projects but also direct projects leading to consultancies and joint ventures. The department is hence  in active collaboration with utility companies like K-Electric, Automobile Associations, Construction contractors, Project Management service providers  and Independent Power Plants. We are also in the process of engagement with other varsities to support joint collaboration in electrical engineering research projects.

Active MS Thesis Work with Industry Liaison

There are currently 7 MS students in Electrical Engineering department who are  actively working in electrical power, environment, construction and engineering management sectors. Further 3 BSc students are actively working on Irrigation automation project. The initial proposal was presented formally and defended. We are actively pursuing the implementation of technical surveys, sample collection and data analysis with industry liaison.

2016

Supervisor: Dr. M Imran Majid

Sr. No. Name ID Title Collaborators Engagement Status
1 Muhamad Bilal Yassir 20151-19406 SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT EVALUATION OF KARACHI’S CONSTRUCTION SECTOR Construction subcons 2016/17 MSc Dissertation writeup


Student: Sheikh Yassir (19405)

Summary:

Project management is an emerging professional in the construction industry. It has already established its grounds in the IT industry throughout the globe. However, due to the non-deterministic nature of the construction activities, the best practices of project management are not implemented to its full capacity. Hurdles in the implementation usually belong to the cost management and time management knowledge areas. This thesis is focused on the time management processes in the construction industry. A case study of a major construction project in Karachi shall be studied in detail. It is a general observation in the industry “change orders” play in important role in the delay of projects. “Change orders” are changes in the initial plan or design of the project. Change orders are issued by clients due to change of their requirements or the intended use of the final structure. Change orders are also issued by consultants, which are due to the design changes. Contractors sometimes request for change orders based on the practical difficulty in the execution of the work due to unforeseen circumstances. Megaprojects are delayed by 1-2 years or even more. This results in financial losses to the client when the deadlines are not met. It is intended to weigh the potential hurdles in the scheduling of the projects. Specifically, the reasons for the delay in the projects. It shall be determined how important is the role of change orders in the delay of the projects.  This shall be done by questionnaires distributed among the civil engineering and project management professionals. The data shall be statistically analysed and the potential hurdles shall be ranked. Another objective of this study is to identify if PERT method for scheduling is better than CPM method or not. CPM method is currently popular method for scheduling in the industry.

Student: Faraz Khan (20141-18079)

Summary:

In Pakistan energy accountability is a big issue now because this area was ignored widely in the past era and the entire country is being suffe 20141-18079red from this chronic problem. The government of the country fails to solve the problem in previous two decades and now to solve the problem it was analyzed that due to theft utilities can’t produce revenue to further buy more power from independent power producers resulting in planned blackouts for up to 16 hours. To solve this problem the utilities are now approaching for the solution and now working in two different schemes namely Aerial bundled Cables (ABC) which are insulated 5 core cables of black color and smart meters which have features of the high end electrical signal analyzing and very fast communication technology.

Problem Statement: In this study, we will explore problems within the activity of energy accountability faced by a utility in a developing country. What are the losses factors? Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of these factors like how much does a factor has an occurrence frequency and how much a factor is accountable with the huge amount of loss. Proposal of the solution to minimize the problem and how we can make the system more efficient.

Methodology: Type of Study : Review implementation of Smart Grid in collaboration with Mr. Adnan Ali Shaikh GM (Smart Grid and Meters- KE) and sampling of 10,000 consumer’s cases and the 10 utility personnel Review of the solution provided in this document and its impact. Surveys on consumer’s cases will be selected from IBC with ISO certification with known meter tampering techniques being used and the personnel of utility who are directly involved in operations to counter them. General Analysis of phases before and after implementation; Introduce innovative stochastic technique for user-friendly representation of data (Graphical Display, Tabular formats);

Energy Meter Design: Make the original design, implement modifications and present the changes in the standardized format taking in view IPO restrictions. Proposal of small change in energy meter design to avoid shunt type tampering, impacting accountability efficiency on a large scale.

Framework Proposal: Based on the above provide recommendations for changes in implementing smart grids Following are the expected findings:

  • Predicted quantitative analysis of the solution’s impact
  • Suggestion on the implementation of Smart Grid on the basis of pilot projects that had been rolled out.
  • To propose changes to existing framework in order to make the system more efficient. (Including design change in energy meter)

Student: Rabia Hassan (18979)

Summary:

According to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) the total numbers of registered vehicles increased from 2,330,220 to 2,614,580 in the year 2010-2011.The increase in the number of vehicles in Karachi from 2,330,220 to 2,614,580 (i.e. 12.2%) can be projected in 2016 to 4,143,557. These contribute towards vehicular emissions such as CO2 (Carbon dioxide), CO (Carbon Monoxide), NO2 (Nitrogen Oxide) and SO2 (Sulphur dioxide). The effect of these pollutants is degradation in human health, environment and agriculture.

Carbon monoxide has the biggest share among all the emissions due to unburnt natural gas constituents, whereas CO2 burning of fossil fuel is the secondary constitute of these vehicular emissions. The direct inhaling of CO2 burning of fossil fuel from vehicle emissions can cause adverse impact on health. This results in Coma, Headache, and breathing difficulty amongst other affiliated diseases which includes insomnia, Eye Irritation, Cough and Asthma. In Pakistan there are environmental policies that regulate vehicle emission unfortunately public is not aware of these policies. The implementation of these polices in Pakistan is non-existing. This results in an exponential increase in pollution and the resultant adverse impact of vehicle pollutants on health and our environment.

Problem Statement: The environmental impact from vehicular exhaust emission is often neglected in Pakistan due to the lack of awareness in our society, which is the major factor contributing to vehicle emission that includes NO2 (Nitrogen Oxide), Carbon dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and other pollutants. Human health, vegetation and environment of Pakistan is adversely affected due to this negligence.

Methodology: The study is divided into two parts Qualitative data analysis and Quantitative data analysis. The first part will be used to measure the rate of spread of different diseases caused by vehicle exhaust emissions on human health. The second part will evaluate the current level of CO2 in a certain locality within Karachi

  1. For the first sample of data, 50 randomly volunteers are selected to answer questionnaire. These volunteers are selected from the student body at IoBM. Since the student come from different areas of Karachi, it is the best way to gather required information.
  2. For the second sample of data, 50 randomly selected vehicles are used for the collection of CO2 gas emission. This will be taken with the help of CO2 gas analyzer which are collected from different areas of Karachi.

The results of qualitative and quantitative data analysis will be graphically represents with the help of pivot tables.

Expected Findings: The result of the surveys conducted from questionnaire sampling and technical data collections shall be studied in parallel. The findings would be summarized in terms of variables such as the impact of exhaust emissions on human health, the diseases caused by these emissions and the expected increase in CO2 ratio by 2020 in Karachi. This will help in finding the loop holes in the existing system. A modified framework will be proposed which includes a survey based qualitative analysis.

Supervisor: Dr. M Imran Majid

Sr. No. Name ID Title Collaborators Engagement Status
1 Sheikh Yassir 20151-19405 Effect of Change Orders on Schedule Management of Construction Getz Pharma 2016/17 Completed Thesis 1.
2 Rabbia Hassan 20151-18979 Quantifying Air Quality Effect on Humans and Implementing of EURO Vehicle Emission Standards Automobile Assoc. 2016/17 Completed Thesis 1.
3 Faraz Khan 20141-18079 Energy Accountability of a Utility K-Electric 2016/17 Completed Thesis 1.

Supervisor: Dr. Zeeshan Shahid

Sr. No. Name ID Title Collaborators Engagement Status
1 Saadullah Ansari 20151-18759 Techno-Economics Analysis Of Coal Fired Power Generation In Pakistan IPP do Completed Thesis 1.
2 Irfan Yousuf 20151-19513 Rural Electrification Of A Model Village In Tharparkar Using Solar Power System   do Completed Thesis 1.
3 Zahid Manzoor 20151-19352 Irrigation Of Solar Generation With Utility Grid/Gensets In Commercial Installations Of Pakistan   do Completed Thesis 1.

Supervisor: Dr. Mansoor Alam

Sr. No. Name ID Title Collaborators Engagement Status
1 Syed Muhammad Imran 201521-18478 Contribution of Effective Communication Management in Implementation of Lean Manufacturing: A case study of Steel Industry in Pakistan   do Completed Thesis 1.

2017

Title: Power Generation Using Piezoelectric Based Smart Paths: A Case Study

Student: Amin ur Rehman Khan (18834)

Summary:

Piezoelectricity or piezoelectric effect is the form of energy production using certain material like quartz, PZT and others to generate an alternating current (voltage) due to stress or vibration.To produce subjected sustainable form of power, piezoelectric devices to be installed in paths to makes them green electricity generation based smart paths. This proposal study grounds that a city where green power generation is required to take minimizes pollution with on demand electricity. So, these types of smart paths can help to produce green energy with this compatible system through which we can easily enlighten our pedestrian paths and streets.

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Title: Construction of Energy- Efficient & Environmental Friendly Building in Pakistan: A Case Study

Student: Muhammad Ibrahim Khan (19790)

Summary:

CO2 emission from both commercial and residential sectors has increased tremendously and is leading to a serious problem of Global warming. Promoting green building development has become a necessity in most of the developed countries around the world. Green buildings can provide many social, economic and environmental advantages like increase in air and water quality, minimize waste streams, improve indoor air quality, enhance occupant health and comfort, reduce operating costs and enhance asset value and profits. By studying different case studies around the world along with the qualitative study, the awareness regarding the green buildings in Pakistan can be quantified. Also by studying different ways to reduce energy, energy-efficient and environmental friendly building can be designed for Karachi whose design will further be recommended to the relevant authorities. Innovations and use of green technologies in the existing building design will help the country in reducing energy and water crisis.

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Title: Habitat Monitoring of Indus Dolphins using Acoustic Networks

Student: Shabana Muhammad (20161)

Summary:

Indus River Dolphin is one of the five fresh water endangered species in the world. It was declared as an Endangered Species on the IUCN Red list in 1996. Indus Dolphin suffers from various threats intended its habitat disturbance including; industrial waste discharged in Indus River, canal and fishing net entrapment, habitat disintegration and adverse climate impact; disturbing monsoon pattern and increasing shallow water temperature etc. . Its population is continuously declining, at rapid pace, based on the population observed via surveys conducted in 2001 (1200 individuals), 2006 (1550 to 1750 individuals) and 2011 (1452 individuals). Only a few hundred individuals are able to survive in the wild, may be, by modifying their survival strategies. Close proximity of human and negative effects of man made developments are very vivid in the habitat disturbance of these fresh water cetaceans and unfortunate extinction of Yangtze River Dolphin; Baiji is witness to this unpleasant commotion.

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Title: Network Enhancement from copper to fiber: a case study

Student: Rahma Nadeem Sheikh (19840)

Summary:

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), is a company that is ready to explore its boundaries and achieve out of the box solutions that will hopefully change the face of the telecommunication market in the years to come. In today’s day and age there are many different ideas and products that the nation has direct or indirect access to. PTCL basis its foundation on the fact of having a high innovational spirit that allows them to offer the best standards via the Information Communications Technology (ICT) services that they provide. PTCL is known to have its exchanges located in different key localities all over Pakistan to provide users with easy access for queries and concerns that may arise along with service solutions that can people have direct access to. One such that is under discussion for this research is the Pakistan Employees Cooperative Housing Society, better known as PECHS.

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Title: The perception of bus rapid transit: A study based on the prospects of BRT on corridor III Karachi

Student: Nimra Noor (19753)

Summary:

Karachi Metropolitan city of Pakistan, with estimated of 20 million population, conferring to the Strategic Development Plan 2020 its population escalates up to 27.6 million, Karachi city is experiencing an uncontrolled stage of motorization, requirement of sustainable transportation system is implemented for the sustainable infrastructure. In contrast to the major cities of Pakistan, have developed rationalized approach towards transportation network planning. Improved transportation network has one of the challenge which has been faced by people residing in Pakistan for that instance BRT (Bus Rapid transit) service is developed in main cities of Pakistan namely Lahore, Multan, Islamabad-Rawalpindi bus service which are successfully implemented and working which are beneficial socially as well as economically stable. Specific Transport challenges Karachi is facing in recent times which has been discussed in the development plan 2020, specifically designed for the improvement of transport network in Karachi which will provide benefits and provide sustainable infrastructure for the frequent transit users.

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Title: Efficiency improvement of process control: A case study to identify and analyze factors involved in inefficient process control in textile industry

Student: Muhammad Umar Akram (19439)

Summary:

The most straightforward approach to portray waste is as "Something that includes no Value. Waste is something the client won't pay for. We ought to dispose of all types of wastes in any procedure or item until just what are important remains. Waste management is every one of the exercises and activities required to manage wastes from its origin to its last state. Lean manufacturing is a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing system. Lean manufacturing makes obvious what adds value, by reducing everything else (which not adding value), because Waste identification and consequent elimination is a standout amongst the best approaches to expand the profits and suitability of any business.

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Title: Design and analysis of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for Enhanced medical logistics during rescue operations

Student: Aman Sharif (20027)

Summary:

Development and application of Un-manned Aerial Systems (UAS) has evolved manifolds with the development and availability of commercial-of –the-shelf on-board sensors and avionics. Use of UAVs in the worldwide civilian market is comparatively low but yet UAV market reviews show growing trend of UAVs’ services in civilian roles. Keeping in mind the inherent capabilities, it can be ascertained using UAVs for medical logistics may prove to be advantageous as compared to traditional modes of transporting/delivering medical supplies. M/s Zipline, a US based company, has demonstrated use of aerial robotics for humanitarian cargo delivery.

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Title: Toxic Effects of E-Waste – A Case Study

Student Name: Raheel Ahmed (17270)

Summary:

In this case study, Find out how much percentage of PBDEs congeners are present in collected samples then compare result with other case studies. Strategy will be develop to overcome toxic effects of PBDEs congeners. Toxic effects of PBDEs with direct or indirect exposure to humans will be discussed. Finally, endorse stakeholders of Karachi to use alternative flame retardants instead of PBDEs.

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Title:Microwave life-detection system for searching human subjects through spider robot

Student Name: Syeda Iqra Hassan (20410)

Summary:

Human life is very precious and disasters are un predictable. The methods for searching and rescuing human life under rubble or in earth quake are not efficient and also time consuming. The probably of death during rescue is also higher because it is difficult to find out the exact location from where to start digging. The pressure and vibration due to digging also affect human life badly.

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Title: A study on the efficiency of home automation systems to reduce energy crisis in Pakistan

Student Name: Ashar Anjum (16851)

Summary:

In this era of Internet of Things (IoT), home automation is becoming a worldwide industry. Smart homes enable to monitor and control home appliances parameters and secure expensive personal possessions from remote location. It is playing a vital role not only to bring relaxation and comfort to one’s life but also to avoid wastage of energy and money.

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Supervisor: Dr. M Imran Majid

Sr. No. Name Student ID Research Title Industry Collaboration
1 Amin Ur Rehman 20151-18834 Power generation using Piezoelectric Based Smart Paths: a case study  
2 Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 20162-19790 Construction of  Energy-Efficient & Environmental Friendly Building in Pakistan: a case study Green Building Society
3 Shabana Muhammad 20162-19790 Habitat Monitoring of Indus Dolphins using Acoustic Networks WWF

Supervisor: Dr. Zeeshan Shahid

Thesis-I  (MEM-601Z)
Sr. No. Name Student ID Research Title Industry Collaboration
1 Muhammad Umar Akram 20151-19439 Efficiency Improvement of Process Control: A Case Study to Identify And Analyze Factors Involved in Inefficient Process Control in Textile Industry  
2 Nimra Noor 20162-19753 The Perception of Bus Rapid Transit: A Study Based on The Prospects of BRT on Corridor III Karachi  
3 Rahma Nadeem Shaikh 20162-19840 A Case Study on Network Enhancement From Copper to Fiber in PTCL: a case study PTCL
4 Aman Sharif 20163-20027 Design And Analysis Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Enhanced Medical Logistics During  Res  cue Operations Arrow Vision

Supervisor: Dr. Mansoor Alam

Thesis-I  (MEM-601Z)
Sr. No. Name Student ID Research Title Industry Collaboration
1 Raheel Ahmed 17270 Toxic Effects of e-Waste : A case study NIO
2 Syeda Iqra Hassan 20410 Microwave Based Life-Detection System for Searching Human Presence Through Spider Robot Control Lab, SSUET
3 Ashar Anjum 16851 A Study on the Efficiency of Home Automation Systems to Reduce Energy Crisis in Pakistan  

Supervisor: Dr. M Imran Majid

Sr. No. Name Student ID Research Title Industry Collaboration
1 Muhammad Bilal Yassir 20151-19406 Social And Environmental Impact Evaluation Of Karachi’s Construction Sector  
2 Rabia Hassan 20151-18979 Quantifying Air Quality Effect on Humans and Implementing of EURO Vehicle Emission Standards GEL
3 Faraz Khan 20141-18079 Energy Accountability of a Utility K-Electric

Supervisor: Dr. Zeeshan Shahid

Thesis-II (MEM-602Z)
Sr. No. Name Student ID Research Title Industry Collaboration
1 Irfan Yousuf 19513 Rural Electrification of A Model Village of Tharparkar Using Solar Power System Govt. of Sindh
2 Zahid Manzoor 19352 Integration of Solar Generation with Utility Grid/Gensets in Commercial Installations of Pakistan  

Supervisor: Dr. Mansoor Alam

Thesis-II (MEM-602Z)
Sr. No. Name Student ID Research Title Industry Collaboration
1 Syed Mohammad Imran 18478 Contribution of Effective Communication Management in Implementation of Lean Manufacturing: A Case Study of Steel Industry in Pakistan  


Group # Group Members Title Supervisor Collaborators Status
1 Sohaib Ahmed (16624) Automated Bottle Filling Plant Dr. Zeeshan Shahid   SDP-1
Wajahat Usman (16609)
Wasim Arif (16573)
Asadullah Ansari (13765)
Zia Iftikhar (13778)
2 M. Rizwan (16657) Power Generation by Steam Turbine Ms. Seema Ansari K-Electric SDP-1
Syed Sharukh (16565)
Shahzaman Memon (16555)
Abdul Haseeb (16604)
Nehan Ali Khan (16193)
3 Husnain Samo (15468) Surveillance of Pipeline Dr. Zeeshan Shahid   SDP-1

Direct Industry Engagement

IoBM is actively engaged with sharing of knowledge in the form of Student Invited Lectures, Industry visits and Industrial Management Courses as offered  by ‘The Automators (Pvt) Ltd”. A recent seminar on industrial automation and control was  successfully delivered.Click here

21st century is making many of the conventional class-room based educational methodologies ineffective and there is an increasing interest in the adoption of experiential learning techniques at schools, colleges and universities. Experiential learning is learning by doing and includes PBL; Project/Problem Based Learning and activity based learning and is often referred to as learning through action, experience, discovery and/or exploration. Read More

An International Conference on Multidisciplinary Engineering Research & Technology was held on 6th March 2017 with speakers from University of Malaga and IoBM. The conference was designed to share research work done in CS, Information theoretic analysis and underwater networks. Read More

Seema Ansari Kinect Controlled Automated Smart Cart
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Syed Hassan Ali

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M.Talha Shaikh

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Shahzaib Hasan

 

Project Team Profile:

The team comprises of students of CES, IoBM currently enrolled in eighth semester of B.E in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics. The students will be graduating in 2016.Their Senior Design Project is “Kinect Controlled Automated Smart Cart”.

Supervisor’s Profile:

Seema Ansari, Head of Electrical Engineering Department, is a PhD candidate, in Telecommunication Engineering at University of Malaga, Spain. She has done MS/CS-Telecomm. from University ofMissouri, KC, USA and B.E. Electronic Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology,Karachi, Pakistan. During her academic career, she has been involved in teaching, research, management &administration and has held various positions at institutes of high repute. She is an author and co-author of 50 plus research papers published in both national and International Journals and magazines. She also participated and presented papers in national and International conferences. She has also contributed as an author of a chapter in a book titled: “Wireless Sensor Networks and Energy Efficiency: Protocols, Routing and Management” published by IGI GLOBAL, USA in Jan. 2011.She is associated with the research group of Dr. Javier Poncela González, Member of R&D group TIC-102, ETSI Telecomunicacion, University of Malaga Spain.

Dr. Muhammad Farhan Automated Restaurant
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Faiz Muhiuddin

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Junaid Raza

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Muhibullah Mir

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Saad Khan

 

Project Team Profile:

The team comprises of students of CES, IoBM currently enrolled in eighth semester of B.E in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics. The students will be graduating in 2016.Their Senior Design Project is “Automated Restaurant”.

Supervisor’s Profile:

Dr. Muhammad Farhan, Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering Department, received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees with distinction in Signal and Image Processing in 2014 and 2010, respectively, from Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. He obtained his B.E. Electronic Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan in 2006. During 2009-2014 he worked as Researcher and Lecturer in Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology. He has also worked as Assistant Manager at SUPARCO during 2007-2008. He has published several articles in high quality international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He also participated and presented in International conferences and summer schools. In recognition of his research work during Ph.D., Nokia Foundation awarded him research scholarship. His research interests include signal and image processing, biomedical image analysis, systems biology, machine learning, pattern recognition and embedded systems.

Osama Mahfooz GSM Based Automated Dispenser
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Muhammad Ahmed Raza

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Zohaib Ahmed

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Muhammad Bilal Shah

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Muhammad Zohaib Khaliq

 

Project Team Profile:

The team comprises of students of CES, IoBM currently enrolled in eighth semester of B.E in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics. The students will be graduating in 2016.Their Senior Design Project is GSM based Automated Dispenser.

Supervisor’s Profile:

He has earned an MBA degree in Telecommunication Management from Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi and BE in Electronics from PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology. He has completed a CCNA Exploration certification from Aptech. He also has six research publications in journal of CCSIS, IoBM recognized by HEC that is PJETS (Pakistan Journal of Engineering Technology & Science)

RadhaMohanlal Design, Implementation and Control of Camera-Automated Vehicle Tracking System
radha-ces maazsaleem Maaz Saleem is a student of CES, IoBM currently enrolled in eighth semester of B.E in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics. He will be graduating in 2016. His Senior Design Project is “Design, Implementation and Control of Camera-Automated Vehicle Tracking System”. He has utilized technical skills in various domains including micro-controller (Arduino) as well as wireless communication. Previously, he has also worked on course projects such as traffic signal, solar tree, automated roofing system of stadium etc to demonstrate teamwork.

Supervisor’s Profile:

Radha Mohanlal, is currently associated with Institute of Business Management where she is faculty in Electrical Engineering Department. She holds a B.E degree in Telecommunications from N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology. Her research projects include: AODV Ad-Hoc Routing Protocols using remote access to a real test bed environment to perform real- time simulations and analysis. Her research interests are in the fields of Computer and Communication Networks, Networking Protocols, Information Theory as well as Wireless and Mobile Communications. She has also contributed a chapter on Importance of Big Data in "Handbook of Research on Trends and Future Directions in Big Data and Web Intelligence".

Invited Lecturers

Dr Bilal Arain Control Systems Engineer in AgJunction Australia delivered an interesting presentation on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural purposes which was very well attended by students and faculty alike. Click here