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  • Friday, March 24, 2017

  • CIIT

  • IO Team

On March 21’ 2017 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), hosted a high level five member Chinese delegation led by Dr. HE Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) China who were accompanied by Mr. Muhammad Naseer, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO).

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss research and intellectual property systems of CIIT, thus on behalf of the university the meeting was chaired by registrar CIIT Prof. Dr. Izhar Hussain, T.I., who was accompanied by Dr. Fahim A. Qureshi, Mr. Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan and Dr. Suhail Javed officials of Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) and Ms. Zainab Ali and Mr. Ghazanfar Ali from International Office.

A few key pointers discussed during the meeting were CIIT’s collaboration with China in hosting Pak-China Business Forum since 2012, existence of China Study Centre and celebrations of China Cultural Day. The registrar CIIT also stated the fact that there are 120 Chinese alumni working at CIIT which is the highest number in any university of Pakistan.  The delegation was very delighted as they were also taken on a campus tour to show case the available state of art facilities at Nano Technology laboratory. Thus, the SIPO China Deputy Commissioner concluded the visit by thanking CIIT for hosting the delegation and that he was very impressed by CIIT’s achievement in world ranking and its on-going collaboration with China.

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  • Friday, February 24, 2017

  • CIIT

  • CPS

Under an annual training programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has been regularly providing training to diplomats from various countries of the world. During the last over 30 years 1250 diplomats have attended various courses. The programme is an important aspect of Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts to foster a global community and build international constituency for peace, harmony and understanding.

As a part of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology’s outreach initiatives, the 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course for Foreign Diplomats was hosted for an orientation tour of the Islamabad Campus on 23 February 2017. The group comprised diplomats from 24 countries from Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. They were provided briefing on CIIT and the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). A presentation was also made on the Role of Women in Higher Education to highlight the part universities like CIIT are playing in mainstreaming women in the educational institutions. In his remarks, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Rector CIIT elaborated on the overall vision of CIIT and the great strides made by the institution in a short period of 16 years. The diplomats showed keen interest in the programme and took active part in the discussion.


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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

On Friday 17th February, 2017 Mr. Knut Olav Nyhus Olsen, Vice President Personnel Development & Chief Human Resources Officer Telenor gave an interactive and informational talk to CIIT students on “How to Lead a Successful Career”

The session was arranged in partnership with Career Pakistan’s Talk World Program, a platform for professionals of action to spread their knowledge in the form of talk sessions and interact with students at their educational institutions.  Career Pakistan representative Ms. Sara Qazilbash and Ms. Summiya Mustafa were also in accompaniment.

The session was choke full of interesting information for the soon to graduate students, a lot of whom were aspiring to one day work at Telenor, one of the nation’s biggest and most lucrative job providers. Knut shared some valuable insights into what an interview situation at Telenor may look like and how to stand out among the crowd.  Knut, a Norwegian by origin, told the students of his exciting and unconventional career path to demonstrate how being different can be extremely rewarding and how they too should not be demoralized by any career set-backs.

Prior to the talk, a meet and greet was also arranged where the guest met with Head International Office, Dr. Arshad S. Malik, Additional Registrar (Academics) Mr. Ahmed Mumtaz Mustehsen , Head of Management Sciences Department Dr. Muhammad Tahir  and Advisor International Office Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan in a casual setting. The senior management officials apprised Knut about CIIT and our focus on producing work ready graduates with skills needed to succeed in the modern world. Knut made a comment that in his two years working in Pakistan he felt that a lot of the nation’s educational institutions, including CIIT, were better than most Norwegian higher education institutions and the workforce is highly skilled and driven.


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  • Monday, February 20, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Kamran Lashari

A successful webinar event was held on February 15, 2017 between Belarus State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) on the topic “Simulating the optimization of energy consumption in homes.” Heading the webinar from BSUIR was Victor R. Stempitsky,Head of CAD Laboratory, Department of Micro and Nanoelectronics, while on CIIT side it was facilitated by Dr. Nadeem Javaid, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Ms. Zainab Ali from International Office. Graduate students from both electrical engineering and computer science department were at the learning end who listened to the presentation by Professor Viktor on a mutually agreed topic. A brief presentation was shared over the webinar to help explain the subject matter with advancements at BSUIR and CIIT which was followed by a brief question answer session from students.

The advantages of hosting this webinar were numerous and one of the most important ones was the exchange of information and knowledge sharing to a wide spread audience over a video conference call which is the most d and cost effective way of knowledge exchange. This webinar was very beneficial for CIIT professionals and students who benefited from the expertise at BSUIR.

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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Kamran Lashari

Unique event providing opportunity for students and faculty to attend the seminars and interactive sessions and stimulating panel discussions in the fields of nano science and medical Physics. Three eminent scientists/ experts from USA, in the fields of nano technology , Medical Physics and cancer research are visiting COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad on Feb 20-23, 2017. The event is organized by UIUC Directorate, PD&HRD to provide a direct interaction opportunity for students/Faculty with renowned scientist from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and The University of Chicago. The sessions include panel discussions on innovation-based Entrepreneurship, Technical Talks on nanotechnology and Medical Physics. There will be informal interactive sessions wherein students/young faculty can interact with experts to discuss on topics of mutual interest in the relevant field and find ways and means for collaborative research in respective areas thereof. The activity area of each expert/scientist can be found on links given at the end. Brief activity areas of each scientist is as follows; young faculty/MS, PhD students working in the relevant area are encouraged to interact intensively for their current and future research activities, projects and collaborations.

1. Munir H. Nayfeh PhD, Professor of Physics at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is affiliated faculty at the Centeer for Nano Science and Technology and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. He is listed among the top 14 well known Nanotechnologists in the Muslim world. (http://muslim-science.com/14-most-exciting-nanotechnologists-from-the-muslim-world/). Dr. Nayfeh is the founder and president of NanoSi Advanced Technologies, Inc. and the inventor of the company’s patented process for creating silicon nanoparticles. He holds the largest number of patents in the field of nano silicon worldwide including 19 issued US and European patents, along with four pending US patents. Dr. Nayfeh has developed an active experimental program to study the multi-photon (nonlinear) dissociation of molecules to enhance dissociation selectivity. He was the first to demonstrate isotope separation using this process. He was also the first physicist to examine the behavior of hydrogen molecules in intense laser fields, and his seminal work in this area initiated a completely new area of research in molecular Coulomb explosions.

2. Dr. Irfan Ahmad is Executive Director at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Resident Faculty at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Research Faculty at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also is co-Site/Innovation Director for the National Science Foundation-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center- the Center for Advanced Research in Drying; he also is Core Faculty at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He is included among the top 14 well known Nanotechnologists in the Muslim world. (http://muslim-science.com/14-most-exciting-nanotechnologists-from-the-muslim-world/). As an entrepreneur,Dr. Ahmad was involved with IT24, an information technology company, and Buruj, a sensors development startup. His recent entrepreneurial endeavor is- Avicenna Community Health Center, which takes a systems approach to healthcare delivery through an integrated preventive and curative healthcare.

3. Dr. Aydogan is an Associate Professor and Director of Medical Physics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine. He also is Affiliated Faculty and Chief of Medical Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has expertise in medical physics and cancer research and treatments. His research specifically relates to computational simulation of radiation damage in human body down to DNA level, tumor tracking and targeting in real-time. This includes development of theranostic and personalized cancer treatment techniques, development and implementation of Total Marrow Irradiation techniques for the treatment of advanced hematological malignancies in adult and pediatric patients, bone marrow sparing IMRT in malignancies contained in pelvic region, development of localization and immobilization techniques, image guided brachytherapy applications in GYN cancers, and measurement and characterization of 3D dynamic therapy dose distribution. He has dedicated his career to improve the quality of cancer care. Currently, Dr. Aydogan has three active clinical trials including "Intensity Modulated Total Marrow Irradiation (IM-TMI) for Advanced Hematologic Malignancies," as well as two multi institutional Phase II studies under IRB review based on the encouraging results obtained with his previous clinical studies that were recently completed. His patented work on AuNP-DG, a targeted nanogold contrast agent for theranostic cancer applications is currently in the animal experiments phase.

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Click here for Profile of Dr. Munir Nayfeh
Click here for Profile of Dr. Irfan S. Ahmad
Click here for Profile of Dr. Bulent Aydogan
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Links:

http://physics.illinois.edu/people/directory/profile/m-nayfeh 
http://mntl.illinois.edu/directory/profile/isahmad 
https://radonc-sites.uchicago.edu/page/bulent-aydogan-phd 
http://www.nanositech.com/ 

 

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