71284466_1421734967977378_4109245832014856192_nDear Members,

You are aware that a Campaign for Smart City in Bangladesh launched in 2019 by IEEE Bangladesh Section. Under the initiative of IEEE PES Global Workshop Committee, the first global PES workshop “Smart City Initiatives- Bangladesh” was successfully held at IEB, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 24-25 September 2019. IEEE Bangladesh Section in association with their PES chapter, PES student branch chapters and the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) organized the event.

As a continuation of our previous initiative, IEEE Bangladesh Section is organizing the following event:

Event Name: IEEE Smart City: Bangladesh perspective

Date: 21 April 2022, Thursday

Time: 5:15 PM

Venue: Executive Meeting Room, Fourth Floor, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), IEB Building, Moulana Bhasani Rd, Dhaka 1000

https://goo.gl/maps/niawkaFkDbd1CjbZ7

The keynote speaker of this event will be Prof. Saifur Rahman, 2022 IEEE President-Elect and the moderator will be Prof. Celia Shahnaz, 2022 IEEE WIE Committee Chair-Elect.

If you are interested to join the event virtually, please register in vtools: http://events.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/312276
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Saifur Rahman
Dr. Saifur Rahman is the 2022 IEEE President-Elect, and is expected to serve as the IEEE President in 2023. He studied in the Department of EEE, BUET and briefly served as a faculty member there before moving to the USA. He is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering. He has published over 150 journal papers and has made over six hundred conferences and invited presentations. Over the past 40+ years, IEEE has been an integral part of Prof. Saifur’s pursuit of excellence in professional life.

Moderator
Dr. Celia Shahnaz
Dr. Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor at, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015. She has published more than 150 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship and Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contribution to Science and Technology. Her research interests include the areas of signal processing for speech analysis and speech enhancement, audio-visual recognition for biometric security, control system, robotics, pattern recognition, machine learning and deep learning for audio, video, biomedical, power signals, multimodal emotion recognition, and humanitarian technology. Dr. Shahnaz is an avid volunteer of IEEE and IEEE WIE, having served in numerous committees and subcommittees of IEEE at National and International Level. She served as the Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section 2018-21. She is the recipient of the 2021 Inspiring Women in Academia Award from Bangladesh brand forum, 2021 IEEE MGA Achievement Award, 2019 R10 Humanitarian Activities Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2016 MGA Leadership Award 2015 WIE Inspiring Member Award, 2013 R10 WIE Professional Volunteer Award. She has more than 20 years of experience (20 years as an IEEE volunteer) in leading impactful Technical, Professional, Educational, Industrial, Women Empowerment and Humanitarian Technology, Power and Energy-related Projects at national/international levels.
Regards,
Dr. Moshiul Hoque
Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section


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This year we witnessed the birth of history as two of our very own IEEE members have won in the global IEEE annual elections. Prof. Saifur Rahman (Bangladesh origin) became the 2022 IEEE President-elect, and Prof. Celia Shahnaz (Bangladeshi) became the 2022 IEEE WIE Committee Chair-elect. We are proud of their achievements and would like to celebrate and congratulate them on their victory.
To more about Prof. Saifur Rahman and Prof. Celia Shahnaz, visit the following links:
Prof. Saifur Rahman is the 60th IEEE President-Elect, and is expected to serve as the IEEE President in 2023. He studied in the Department of EEE, BUET and briefly served as a faculty member there before moving to the USA. He is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering. He has published over 150 journal papers and has made over six hundred conferences and invited presentations. Over the past 40+ years, IEEE has been an integral part of Prof. Saifur’s pursuit of excellence in professional life.
Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor at, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015. She has published more than 150 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship and Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contribution to Science and Technology. Her research interests include the areas of signal processing for speech analysis and speech enhancement, audio-visual recognition for biometric security, control system, robotics, pattern recognition, machine learning and deep learning for audio, video, biomedical, power signals, multimodal emotion recognition, and humanitarian technology. Dr. Shahnaz is an avid volunteer of IEEE and IEEE WIE, having served in numerous committees and subcommittees of IEEE at National and International Level. She served as the Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section 2018-21. She is the recipient of the 2021 Inspiring Women in Academia Award from Bangladesh brand forum, 2021 IEEE MGA Achievement Award, 2019 R10 Humanitarian Activities Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2016 MGA Leadership Award 2015 WIE Inspiring Member Award, 2013 R10 WIE Professional Volunteer Award. She has more than 20 years of experience (20 years as an IEEE volunteer) in leading impactful Technical, Professional, Educational, Industrial, Women Empowerment and Humanitarian Technology, Power and Energy-related Projects at national/international levels.
IEEE Bangladesh Section Members’ Appreciation Program is also a great opportunity to appreciate our members’ unconditional support for this challenging Journey that brought visibility of the Bangladesh section to 10 IEEE regions around the globe.
IEEE Bangladesh Section is organizing a Hybrid event to appreciate members’ support and contributions for this achievement with Prof. Saifur Rahman and Prof. Celia Shahnaz as distinguished guests.
If you want to join Face to Face at the venue, Fars Hotel and Resort, please confirm your availability by sending SMS to IEEE Bangladesh Section Office Secretary at +8801992-300679 to help us with the logistic support.
Your gracious presence is requested during the event to make the evening a memorable one.

Dear IEEE Bangladesh Section Members,

 

The Nomination Committee for 2021 IEEE Bangladesh Section is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Section election.  Thank you to all who voted.

Here are the winners:

Bangladesh Section Chair Mohammed Moshul Hoque
Bangladesh Section Vice Chair Activity Anamika Bhakta
Bangladesh Section Vice Chair Technical MD Razzak
Bangladesh Section Treasurer MD Raju Ahmed
Bangladesh Section Secretary Dr. Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury
Awards Coordinator Md Ekramul Hamid
Conference Coordinator Shahriar Khan
Educational Activity Coordinator Md Faruk Hossain
Humanitarian Activity Coordinator Prof. Dr M.A.H Akhand
Industrial Activity Coordinator S.M Robiul Islam
Membership Development Coordinator Raihan Ur Rashid
Newsletter Editor Tahsina Farah Sanam
Professional Activity Coordinator MD Ranak Ahsan
Publicity Coordinator Tanvir Mahmudul Hasan
Student Activity Coordinator A.K.M Muzahidul Islam

 

Here are the winners including election vote counts:

Candidate Votes
Chair
Mohammed Moshiul Hoque 561
Mohammad Shorif Uddin 333
Vice Chair Activity
Anamika Bhakta 497
M Shamim Kaiser 353
Prof. Dr. Shamim Akhter 51
Vice Chair Technical
MD RAZZAK 513
Md. Abdur Razzaque 371
Treasurer
MD RAJU AHMED 540
MD AHSAN HABIB 336
Secretary
Dr. Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury 621
Chowdhury Akram Hossain 267
Awards Coordinator
Md Ekramul Hamid 508
Mustafa Chowdhury 354
Membership Development Coordinator
Raihan Ur Rashid 484
Mohammad Shamsul Arefin 400
Professional Activity Coordinator
MD. RANAK AHSAN 531
MD. OBAIDUR RAHMAN 328
Educational Activity Coordinator
Md Faruk Hossain 498
MUHAMMAD ABDUL GOFFAR KHAN 354
Humanitarian Activity Coordinator
Prof. Dr. M. A. H. Akhand 551
Md. Motaharul Islam 314
Conference Coordinator
Shahriar Khan 570
Md Zahidul Islam 301
Student Activity Coordinator
A.K.M. Muzahidul Islam 556
Khondaker Habibul Kabir 310
Newsletter Editor
TAHSINA FARAH SANAM 611
Sajeeb Saha 257
Publicity Coordinator
Tanvir Mahmudul Hasan 547
Maheen Islam 309
Industrial Activity Coordinator
S.M Robiul Islam 546
Md Hossam Haider 319

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve.

 

Professor Dr. Shaikh A Fattah

Nominations and Appointments Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section

 

IEEE Bangladesh Section Election 2021 Candidate List

2021 IEEE BDS Election Candidate List

Please find the Candidates’ Profile Here

 

Top5-IEEE BDS

From the column of Nomination and Appointment Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section, Prof. Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah: (2020)

Feeling proud for Bangladesh to secure a position right after India, USA, China, and Canada. It is for the consecutive second year IEEE Bangladesh Section is maintaining the 5th ranking among 342 Sections over 160 countries. Congratulation to Prof. Celia Shahnaz, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section for organizing impactful student activities all the year round and also congratulation to all student members of the Bangladesh Section.

The detailed official IEEE Annual Report can be found here.

International COVID19 Congress (ICC-2020)

International Covid19 Congress (ICC2020)-updated

I am announcing International COVID19 Congress (ICC-2020) on 9th and 10th August. I am honored to serve as the General Chair of ICC-2020. We are receiving overwhelming response from IEEE members and volunteers all over the world.

To exchange our views and share our ideas to fight against the COVID19 pandemic, IEEE Bangladesh Section is organizing a full virtual event, International COVID19 Congress (ICC-2020). Thanks to my enthusiastic team who are working hard to implement this vision during this difficult time.

The event will be held on 9 and 10 August 2020.

Both day 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Bangladesh Standard Time (GMT+6:00)

This COVID Congress will serve a great platform for all contributors to share their ideas to fight against the COVID19 pandemic. Please join the Congress. Let us exchange our views and fight together against the COVID19 pandemic.

In Congress, we will organize five different Competition/Sharing/Discussion. They are:

1. Idea Sharing Competition
2. Project Competition
3. Debate Competition
4. Research Progress Sharing
5. Great Initiative/Policy Making Sharing

To know more about the event please visit: https://covid-19congress2020.com/

IEEE Vtools Event: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/235140

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3619168894779062/

** For Registration **

(1) If you want to join more than one item, please fill up separately the form for each item please go the following link: https://forms.gle/JTNeTYMBj4h6XRbm8

(2) Or if you want to join as a participant go to the following link: https://forms.gle/4dvqSvHxwajpq8Wv9

Celia Shahnaz
Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section.
General Chair, ICC 2020
http://www.celiashahnaz.com/
email: celia.shahnaz@gmail.com
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“TENSYMP2020: THE 1ST VIRTUAL FLAGSHIP CONFERENCE OF REGION 10”

During the last phase of paper submission of TENSYMP2020 in the first half of March 2020, the whole world was facing a global COVID19 pandemic. In every aspect of life, there was an unprecedented change that halted all of our regular activities in every corner of the world. The fate of TENSYMP2020 became uncertain. The conference was scheduled to be held as a face-to-face conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 5th to 7th June 2020. But we, a very strongly motivated program committee, did not lose our hope. And behind us, we got tremendous support from our beloved technical communities. In spite of severe obstacles as a result of the Corona crisis, we received 1,030 valid submissions in 12 technical tracks involving 2,308 authors from 19 countries. These included 201 international papers. The magnitude of this massive enthusiastic submission from diversified geolocations is a clear indication of the preference of TENSYMP as a brand, as well as its 2020 organizers, namely IEEE Bangladesh Section and IEEE Region 10.

This special report is being written by Professor Dr. Shaikh A. Fattah, Technical Program Chair, IEEE TENSYMP2020.

You can read the whole report here online.

VCOP: Virtual Conference Organizers’ Panel

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VCOP 2020: Share your expectation about a Virtual Technical Conference

The VCOP 2020 is the 1st virtual online panel in IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) where all concerned stakeholders will share the expectations, challenges and possible solutions in a Full Virtual Technical Conference with respect to traditional face to face technical conferences.

This is an initiative inspired by the experience gathered in IEEE TENSYMP2020–the FIRST full virtual online flagship conference of IEEE R10.

Schedule: 1-2 July 7 PM — 10 PM 10 Bangladesh Time (GMT + 6 hrs)

Duration: Two days, Each day 3 Hours

The virtual event is organized by IEEE Bangladesh Section.

To read more about the report, please Click Here!