Professor Prasad KDV Yarlagadda, Professor, Smart Systems and Director, Future Airports, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, visited our institute on 23rd January, 2013 and delivered a set of three lectures under the following titles. Professor Prasad Yarlagadda’s visit to our institute is the result of the interaction happened during Australian Technical University Network – delegation’s visit to Chennai last year, facilitated by Australian Consulate General.
The presentations on “A multi-Disciplinary approach for the design and management of Airport Terminals- a Case Study: Airports of the Future – Research”, “Fracture Fixation for Orthopedic Applications – Our Research Approach and Proposed Solutions and overview of Smart Systems” and “Science and engineering Research at Queensland University of Technology- Possible Collaborative opportunities” to students and faculty of the institute was very interactive and useful and Professor Prasad KDV Yarlagadda agreed to facilitate further student and faculty exchanges between Queensland University of Technology and BSAIST and further agreed to identify potential joint research projects.
Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Head of the Department, Department of Infrastructure Engineering and Director, Centre for Spatial Data, Infrastructure and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne, Australia, visited our institute and held discussions with our top management and faculty and students of our Civil Engineering department and expressed interest to collaborate with our institute in common areas of interest between our two universities.
Prof. Bruce Lawrence from Duke University, USA delivered a special lecture to the students of Islamic Studies on 20th February 2013 and expressed his interest in establishing faculty and student exchange programmes with the School of Islamic Studies of BSAIST and School of Religious Studies of Duke University, USA
Professor Syed Islam, PhD, FIEAust, FIET, SMIEEE John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and Director, Centre for Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Dean International, Faculty of Science & Engineering Curtin University of Technology, Australia, visited BSAIST on 8th October 2013 and interacted with Vice Chancellor, Prof.J.A.K Tareen, Deans , Directors and HODs on research collaborations, student and faculty exchange programs between Curtin University and BSAIST.
Professor Syed Islam delivered a technical lecture on “ Smart Grids and Sustainable Power Systems” to the students of M.Tech , Power system Engineering and power Electronics and drives, with special focus on “ Distribution Transformer Life Optimization in a Smart Feeder Embedded with Photovoltaic Power Generation”
Dr. M. Arockiasamy, Professor and Director, Center for Infrastructure and Constructed Facilities Subject Matter Expert, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, USA, visited BSAIST on 17th December, 2013 and delivered a special lecture on “Marine Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Sustainability” to the Post Graduate Students and Faculty of School of Infrastructure. Prof. Arockiasamy held detailed discussion with Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Deans and Directors on establishing international academic partnership between Florida Atlantic University, USA and B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute on joint research, student and faculty exchanges.
Mr. Robert Nicholls, Managing Director, Carbon Training International, Sydney, Australia, and Mr. Glenn Davidson, Director, Learning & Program Delivery, Carbon Training International, Australia, visited BSAIST on 31st January, 2014 and interacted with Vice Chancellor Prof. J. A. K. Tareen and Registrar Dr. Murugesan on offering joint program and study tours on Carbon Accounting. The team delivered a special lecture on “Carbon Foot Print and its significance to Global Warming” to the students of Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Adam Bryers, from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, visited BSAIST on 06th February, 2014.
He delivered a special lecture on “Innovation in Science and Technology” to the students of Automobile Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering of BSAIST.
Dr. Vanita Misquita, Director Overseas Programs, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA along with Professor Philippe MARC, ENSEA, France and Mr. Sivakumar, IIT Chicago, India, visited BSAIST on 17th February, 2014 and delivered a presentation to the students of BSAIST and had a detailed discussion with our Vice Chancellor on establishing a formal agreement between B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, through identified areas of mutual interest, including Faculty led programs in Architecture, Students and Faculty exchange, Joint research and conferences, IIT – Chicago faculty visit to BSAIST on short term teaching assignments.
Dr. Mike Just , Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Associate Director of the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies group at Glasgow Caledonian University of Edinburg, UK, visited BSAIST on 27th February, 2014.
He delivered a special lecture on the title “On the Many Uses of Mobile Device Sensor Data” to the Students and Faculty from School of Computer, Information and Mathematical Sciences.