Science melas in connection with national science campaign

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

Education in the United States

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
26 May, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Shahzad Ahmed Khan
Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University, USA
Speaker
Muhammad Ahmed Sheraz
Carlson School of Management, Minnesota University, USA

Micro/Nanobiotechnology

Interfacing Life Sciences and Engineering
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
14 May, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

The merger of life-science and engineering, specially at the micro and nanoscale, can bring about some very exciting and practical possibilities for the development of "integrated systems". Micro and nanoscale engineering can be used to solve important problems in life-sciences such as detection of biological organisms, while concepts from life sciences such as bio-inspired assembly can be used to meet significant engine manufacturing. Future integrated systems will utilize nano-scale phenomena,and micro-scale components used to interface the nano-scale components to the macro-world. This talk will present the interdisciplinary work in progress in our group in the development of these integrated systems, for example; detection of microorganisms and the determination of their viability within micro-scale bio-chips and bio-reactors, fabrication of ultra thin silicon cantilevers for high sensitivity detection of molecular byproducts of cells, integrated silicon nano-wire chemical sensors, and exploration of DNA and protein based assembly of micro and nano-particles and silicon devices.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr Rashid Bashir
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, USA
Chair
Dr. Shahzad Alam
PITMAEM, PCSIR

Applications of Biotechnology in Medicine

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
14 May, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Biotechnology has affected different aspects of medicine in diverse ways from prevention to treatment. Great progress in new fields of medicine today, is due to recent developments in molecular biotechnology. Recombinant DNA technology or Genetic Engineering as basic tools of molecular biology has revolutionized medical science. The use of biotechnology in medicine is growing rapidly and is opening opportunities to develop new, more effective drugs and other therapeutics. Studying the genetics of humans is allowing us to understand what happens when genes go wrong in inherited diseases and to start to develop new therapies that treat the genetic cause, not the symptoms. By studying the genetic make-up of viruses, bacteria, or fungi, we can understand how they cause disease and develop better drugs and antibiotics that target them more specifically. These biotechnological approaches will be explored in different areas of medicine including prevention, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases during this talk.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Fazli Rabbi Awan
Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University
Chair
Dr. Waheed Akhtar
Director, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab

Unmanned Aerial vehicles

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
28 April, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M.Sc. Seminar Room, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

UAV's, as the name suggests, are flying vehicles without an onboard human personnel, they are either remote controlled or onboard computer guided. These are one of the most advanced weapons being used during many modern wars and peacekeeping missions. They belong to the category of unconventional warfare. By effectively employing them one may achieve strategic victory without putting human lives to risk, so they may be regarded as peaceful weapons. It is one of the areas of active research in our country which include both the equipment development as well as the software development. In the equipment development they are usually made from Aramid and Carbon fiber based epoxy matrix composites and in software development they employ high end Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Image Processing, etc. So both fields require highly qualified experts. In this small session we will attempt to shed some light on the basic aspects of this smart weapon and will try to study some of the models currently developed and used in the defense industry internationally.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Sabih-ud-Din Khan
Mondial Security Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Quantum Computing

Making Atoms Think
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
26 April, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M.Sc. Seminar Room, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

The fundamental limits of silicon computing motivated the idea of quantum computing several years ago. Although technological feats have not yet been established in the arena, promise of using quantum mechanical principles, flowing naturally from a consistent attempt to understand nature, is both assuring and satisfying. This seminar will discuss how quantum omputing is different from classical computing. It will make use of a simple quantum algorithm to show the inherent superiority of quantum techniques over their classical counterparts. This will be followed by an outline of some exciting areas in quantum information theory: namely entanglement and non-locality and will show how teleportation works. Finally, some plausible physical implementations of quantum computers will be sketched. The scope of the presentation will be elementary, and mathematics will be kept to a minimum.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Centre for Quantum Computation, Physics Department, Oxford University

Java Network Programming

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 March, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Ather Shahbaz
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Speaker
Frahan Bukhari
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore