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
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
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.
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.
Dr. Moshiul Hoque
Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section