Students from IGIS excel in a competition by Geo-Wiki project
A team of students from The Institute of Geographical Information Systems (IGIS), SCEE performed brilliantly in a Land Cover Classification Competition-II conducted by the Geo-Wiki Project, which is a global network of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems specialists who strive to improve the quality of global land cover maps. 51 teams participated in the competition including teams from universities in USA and Europe.
The aim of the competition was to generate global hybrid land cover dataset, and the team performing the highest number of accurate classifications within a stipulated time was to be declared the winner. The team comprised of Muhammad Athar Siraj, Asad Ali Baig, Ali Akbar Gillani, Ahmad Shahryar Nasir, Munawar Hussain, Ahmad Ammar, Muhammad Majid, Usman Tahir and Burira Anam. The IGIS team performed brilliantly at the competition and was ranked as the number 1 team on basis of its performance. The team has also been invited to join the prestigious scientific publication produced as a result of this competition.
IGIS at NUST, Islamabad is first of its kind higher education learning institute in Pakistan where state-of-the-art spatial education is delivered. The institute offers 4 years degree program in bachelor of engineering in Geo informatics, 2 years master program in GIS and Remote Sensing and is offering
PhD, program from Fall 2012. The institute has well experienced teaching faculty holding PhD, MS degree from foreign Universities including USA, in various disciplines.
Students from Mechatronics Department outshine competitors in All Pakistan Firefighting Robotics Competition, UET
Five students from College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering , NUST bagged first prize in a recently held Fire Fighting Robotics Competition at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar. The Students of first semester from the Department of Mechatronics got first prize in the Modular Category. More than 20 teams from various universities participated in this competition.
The contest was a joint project to promote research in robotics and its related fields in Pakistan, providing a common environment for the integration and evaluation of various mechanical and electronics designs, control and path planning algorithms and agent architectures. The participating teams were tasked to create a robot from the ground up that would extinguish five candles in a predefined arena and the robot which would do this in the minimum time, would be declared winner. Students from NUST participated in two categories of indigenous Robot and Modular Robot.
Director Clubs at UET Peshawar lauded the team by describing their design as by far the best and told that their robot was the only one sufficing all the competition requirements. This shows the excellent competencies that our students possess and their ability to apply knowledge in practice which is imparted at the University.
MCS achievement in COMPPEC 2012
All Pakistan Computer Projects Exhibition and Competition (COMPPEC), organized by Department of Computer Engineering, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (E&ME) was held on June 27- 28. It was sponsored by National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund, Ministry of Information Technology. More than 45 Engineering Universities/ Institutes participated and 110 R&D Projects were displayed in the competition.
Two student syndicates of Military College of Signals displayed outstanding projects and won prizes in different categories. A syndicate supervised by Major Dr Adnan Rashdi comprising of Ahthsham Khawaja, Rana Umar Majeed, Muhammad Farrukh and Umer Younas exhibited project titled ‘Active Global System for Mobile Communication(GSM) Interceptor’ and won ‘overall best project’ prize. It demonstrated real time monitoring of GSM users using indigenously developed Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) Interceptor. It was ingeniously designed to strengthen the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan with an investigative tool in the fight against terrorism.
The system can easily eavesdrop, record and analyze voice conversation and text messages of the victim mobile station. Another syndicate supervised by Major Dr Naveed Iqbal comprising of Ali Anjum, Jawad Khalid, Sidra Javed and Mehreen Rehman presented project titled ‘Electrical Energy Harvesting Using Solar Radiations’ and stood first in ‘Electromechanical Systems Category’. Both the teams were awarded cash prizes of Rs 50,000/- and Rs 40,000 respectively along with COMPPEC 2012 memento and commendation certificates.
NUST project stall wins ‘innovation award’ at PSF Invention to Innovation Summit-2012
NUST Stall won the “Innovation award” at the “invention to Innovation Summit 2012” organized by Pakistan Science Foundation, University of Punjab and Institute of Research Promotion. It was held on June 18 at the university of Punjab. The summit, in addition to seminars, included an exhibition of marketable ideas, technologies and products. The aim of the summit was to promote innovation and commercialization of research in Pakistan. Minister of State for Science and Technology Ms Raheela Shahaadat Baloch was the Chief Guest for the Opening Ceremony and the Exhibition.
Students from all NUST Colleges displayed their projects aiming towards improving the socio-economic development of the country with topics like, ‘Solar hybrid water heating system for industrial application’, ‘Cheap production of Biopharmaceutical (HCV drug) and ‘Removal of arsenic from drinking water’, etc. The efforts of NUST in pursuing need based R&D was deeply acknowledged.
PNEC Student wins All-Pakistan Engineering Project Competition
Students from PNEC won 1st Prize including a winner’s shield and a cash prize of Rs. 30,000/- in the “All Pakistan Electrical Systems Micro Controllers and Telecommunications (EMCOT) Engineering Project Competition” held on May 7-8 at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbottabad. The final year project was completed by BE electronics students namely, Waseem Hassan, Usman Rahimand Abdullah Bin Azhar under the supervision of Dr Attaullah Memon.
Around 75 hardware and software projects were presented by the student teams from various universities of Pakistan. Projects were evaluated by a panel of highly qualified faculty from different universities of Pakistan. PNEC students’ team presented and demonstrated their project titled “Self Balancing Personal Transport Vehicle” which was admired by all the participants at the two-day event.