Posted by Tee Emm on January 27, 2009
Haris Shamsi (linkedin profile) belongs to the Electrical Engineering batch of 1994-95 (graduated in 1998). Haris is probably the youngest professional in the local technology sphere to wield a lot of positive control when it comes to implementing Internet technologies correctly, consistently, and to world standards in the budding data industry of Pakistan.
Haris currently works as the head of Product Development for Mobilink Infinity, a project that will have a great impact on Pakistan’s data infrastructure. By its very nature the project will be definitive. Estimated to be a ~$200 million project, Mobilink Infinity is about quenching the broadband thirst of a nation that is very young in terms of data infrastructure but which has already showed a very high level of maturity in the voice domain. The technology behind the project is Wimax, and the equipment is being supplied by Alcatel Lucent and Motorola. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »
Posted by Sabahat (iFaqeer) on January 12, 2009
The news has featured a piece on Nauman sb (Electrical Engineering) about 3/4 months ago. I apologize for posting it so late, but I thought fellow NEDians–both past and present–might want to see it. Not everyone might agree with what it says–or with Nauman Saahab–but then, that’s what this blog is about. Please comment on it–and send in your own thoughts on him and other personalities associated with NED. And, yes, do please send in your opinion even if, or especially if you think it is different from what other people might think.
‘Silent middle class hindering social change’
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
By Aroosa Masroor
Professor Mohammad Nauman is an associate professor with the NED University and has been serving as an academic for over 30 years. A true Karachiite at heart, Prof. Nauman has witnessed the rise and fall of different governments in Pakistan and its impact on Karachi – one of the largest and most important cities of the country.
Throughout his student life, Prof. Nauman was affiliated with student organisations such as the National Students Federation (NSF) and later, in 1972, went on to become one of the founding members of the Progressive Students Front (PSF), a progressive students movement that resisted General Zia’s Islamisation in the late 70s and early 80s.
Before joining NED University, the professor had served in the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP). While at NED, he voluntarily worked with Edhi Foundation during the era of bomb blasts and ethnic violence of late 80s and developed a wireless network for it. He has also served as technical adviser to Fahim Zaman, former administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (now CDGK). The News recently caught up with the educationist who has often received criticism for airing his views against the management and the government.
Q. Tell us about your early life and education.
A. I was born in Karachi, but spent my early childhood in Lahore where my father was teaching at the Aitchison College. Later, he joined the
Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan. The job required him to be posted in different districts across the Sindh and Punjab province so I have spent my life with people of almost all ethnicities in Pakistan. Growing up with different people from the rural as well as urban parts of the country taught me a lot about the existing challenges and contrasts within our society across the country. I later joined Cadet College Petaro from where I completed my Intermediate and then did my bachelors and Masters in electrical engineering from the NED Engineering College. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »
Posted by Sabahat (iFaqeer) on April 11, 2008
This is almost late (sorry; I was on vacation and took some time recovering), so I will just quote Teeth Maestro on the Karachi Metro Blog:
SPEC 2008 is being organized by the Department of Electronic Engineering, NED is hosting an event this event which will provide a platform where engineering students can present their talents.
The SPEC is in its third year starting off from SPEC 2006 which the first endeavor in which 36 Electronic projects were displayed. The tradition followed in SPEC 2007 where 46 projects were displayed and attracted more than 800 students and faculty members. in 2008 the event is now expanding its boundaries from Electronic Engineering to Computer Systems, Information Technology, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering. The event will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2008. This year they expect more than 300 participants from all over Karachi and also Pakistan who will come together to participate in the event
Registration deadline was initially 30th March but has been extended to the 5th of April if you are willing to show off your electronic talents and are enrolled in an undergraduate engineering school then head on over to the registration page HERE or have a look at the Rules and Regulations PDF
Posted by Sabahat (iFaqeer) on December 10, 2007
Another event featuring Rehan Jalil (Batch ’87-88), CEO of Wichorus:
WiMAX Broadband Convergence! Emerging Fixed and Mobile Revenue Opportunities.
Special Event from MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) and SVASE.
Sponsored by Intel Corporation.
Location is at Intel in Santa Clara (not Stanford GSB)
Event Date: Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 at 6:00pm
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Networking and Hors D’oeuvres
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Panel Discussion and Q/A
Click here to register now!
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Intel SC12 Auditorium, Building SC12
3200 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara, CA, 95052 (directions )
WAIT! There is more to read… read on »
Posted by Owais Mughal on August 14, 2007
The number of NED alumni that go on to receive a doctorate in their chosen field is not yet very high. In such a scenario, whenever the news of an NED alumnus successfully completing his or her PhD appears, it is something to be celebrated. Kamran Arshad, who is an NED alumnus of Electrical Engineering, Batch 1995-96, recently successfully completed his PhD in the field of Electrical Engineering. He has thus earned the honor of being called Dr. Kamran. The title of his PhD thesis was:
“Modelling of Radio Wave Propagation using Finite Element Analysis”.
Dr. Kamran did his masters from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2003. He then went to the UK to pursue his doctorate. In particular, he went to Middlesex University in London–and finished his doctorate in just 2 and a half years, which is a record for the university. This is what Kamran had to say about his PhD and the topic of his research: WAIT! There is more to read… read on »