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.

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. 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
2 Sheikh Yassir 20151-19405 Effect of Change Orders on Schedule Management of Construction Getz Pharma 2016/17 Completed Thesis 1.
3 Rabbia Hassan 20151-18979 Quantifying Air Quality Effect on Humans and Implementing of EURO Vehicle Emission Standards Automobile Assoc. 2016/17 Completed Thesis 1.
4 Faraz Khan 20141-18079 Energy Accountability of a Utility K-Electric 2016/17 Completed Thesis 1.
Supervisor : Dr. Zeeshan Shahid
Sr. 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. 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.

Sr. Name ID Title Collaborators Engagement Status
1 Asadullah Ansari 13765 Automated Irrigation System Water Management 2016/17 Proposal presented and accepted
2 Husnain Samo 15468     2016/17  
3 Zia Iftikhar 13778        

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

B.E (Electrical) - SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS (SDP)

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
Farhan-CES

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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
Osama-Mahfooz

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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