Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Listening to the Cries of Baby Stars in Spiral Galaxies

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
21 May, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Stars are the fundamental building block of galaxies, and are essential for the origin and the continued existence of life in the universe. How and where do these stars form? We will try to sneak a peek at some of the maternity wards for stars, giant clouds of hydrogen gas, located in nearby spiral galaxies.



Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Salman Hameed
University of Masachusetts at Amherst and Smith College, USA
Expert
Dr. Khalil Qureshi (H.I., S.I.)
Director Safety and Engineering, LUMS School of Science and Engineering

Computer Models for the Differential Control of Gene Expression

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 May, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

We have developed computer models for the control of the activation of the calcium dependent transcription factors. Upon stimulation by foreign proteins, T-lymphocytes display spontaneous oscillation in calcium cellular concentration. Depending on the frequency of these oscillations, either one or more transcription factors are activated. The active transcription factors translocate to the nucleus and initiate gene expression. The model suggests a mechanism by which this differential gene expression occurs. This model faithfully reproduces a wide variety of experimental data. It also suggests key control points for these biochemical signalling pathways, which might suggest novel targets for immunosepressant drugs.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Saleet Jafri
School of Computational Sciences, George Mason University, USA
Chair
Dr. Waheed Akhtar
Director, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab

Fuzzy Logic Control Using Matlab

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
9 April, 2002
Time: 
1:00 pm
Venue: 
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Lahore, Raiwand Road, Lahore.
Date: 
16 April, 2002
Time: 
1:00 pm
Venue: 
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Lahore, Raiwand Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

The assumption that all engineering system modeling can be reduced to exact set of differential equations has been challenged by research that recognizes that process modeling and control can never be exact for real processes. There is a necessity for advanced control techniques that can

  •  Manage Uncertain Environment
  • Incorporate techniques for learning uncertain information

Over the last few years the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques has become a major research topic in process control. AI techniques allow obtaining efficient controllers that utilize human experience in more related form than mathematical approach. Fuzzy Logic (FL) is the main topic of this new field known as Expert Control. It provides an effective framework for dealing with uncertain and vague environment. It uses Fuzzy Logic Controllers (FLCs) to implement an operator approximate reasoning process in the selection of control process. According to a survey 6 of every 10 Americans use a device that employ FLC in some form. In Japan, Fuzzy Logic has been used to control under ground railway systems. FLC are also being used extensively in consumer electronics like Air conditioners, Microwave ovens, Cameras etc.

Resource People: 
Presenter and demonstrator
Naveed Ahmad
FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore

Introduction to System-on-Chip Technology

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 June, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Jauher Zaidi
Founder and CEO, Palmchip USA

Ceramic Nano-particles

From Synthesis to Applications
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
21 April, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

This seminar will introduce the basics of nanotechnology. Alongwith the fundamentals, it will overview current research trends and the underlying problems in nanotechnology. Focus will be on ceramic nano-particles, such as their synthesis routes (including thermal hydrolysis, hydrothermal processes and solid state reaction). Some applications of nano-ceramics will also be mentioned.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Umair Manzoor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, South Korea.

Information Processing

Quantum versus Classical
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
13 April, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Quantum mechanics has changed the way we interact with nature. It has also shaped our understandings of our conception of information. In this talk, I shall highlight the differences between classical and quantum information processing. I shall explore some counter-intuitive phenomena like entanglement, superposition and entanglement. I shall also explain how simple quantum algorithms work and can be phycially implemented using optical systems.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Centre for Quantum Computation, Physics Department, Oxford University
Chair
Dr. Noor Sheikh
Chairman of Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Optical Communications and Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
4 December, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Resource People: 
Speaker
Khurarm Shahzad Chaudhary
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Nanotechnology

Prospects and Challenges
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 October, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Nanotechnology, the ability to work at the atomic and molecular level, atom by atom to create materials and structures with new capabilities, will fundamentally change electronics, computers, medicine, biotechnology, and many other industries. The current research in this area is meant to explore the science of nanostructures and new materials, to develop the enabling technology for producing new classes of electronic and biological devices, and to educate the scientists and engineers who will carry this vision forward. This talk is about the prospects of Nanotechnology and the challenges in this emerging field. It is targeted to undergraduate students in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The complexity of the topic would be minimal and its level would be elementary. It would span discussion on Carbon Nanotubes, Molecular Electronics, Nano-Electromechanical Systems, Ultrathin (1.7-7nm) oxides and nitrided oxides for CMOS applications and Noise Spectroscopy.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Hasan Raza
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University WL, USA
Chair
Dr. Noor Sheikh
Chairman of Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Introduction to System Design and its Applications

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
6 November, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

System Design is the art and science of putting together the resources available into a harmonious whole. System Design follows some techniques that can perform a trade off between the performance metrics and resource constraints. The objective of the activity is to learn some of these techniques with respect to system design of computer networks. The study will revolve around the following major topics:

  • Common resources & their metrics
  • Major Design Techniques
  • Multiplexing
  • Pipelining & Parallelism
  • Exploiting Locality
  • Hierarchy
  • Binding & Indirection
  • Virtualization
  • Randomization
  • Soft State
  • Exchanging State Explicitly
  • Hysteresis
  • Separating Data & Control
  • Extensibility
Resource People: 
Speaker
Qasim Butt
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Fox Algorithm for Matrix Multiplication in a Parallel Environment

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
1 August, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Salman Khalid
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore