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25 DECEM BER 2016
IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION

N EW SL ETTER
2016

Edit or ial

IEEE R10 miniPOCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg12

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg1

SPAC'16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg12-14

History of IEEE BDS . . . . . . . . . . .. . .

pg2

IEEE R10 SPAVe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg14

Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg3

Annual Dinner & Awards . . . . . . . . . pg14
Ceremony 2016

Sect ion al Even t s

WIE Act ivit ies

IEEE BDS SB ExCom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg4
Summit 2016

IEEE WIE AG SB Network . . . . . . . . . . pg15
YP Act ivit ies

IEEE BDS Engage 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . pg5
IEEE miniPOCO BDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg6

YP Meet Up 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg16
St u den t Act ivit ies

IEEE R10 SYWLC 2016 . . . . . . . . . . .

pg8

IEEE BDS SYWC 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . .

pg9

Student Branch Activity . . . . . . . . pg17-18
Highlights

R10 BDS SAC Chair, SB . . . . . . . . . pg9-11
Counselors & Mentors Meet 2016
IEEE BDS EAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg11

Aw ar ds & Ach ievem en t s . . . . . . pg19

Editorial

PREFACE

Photo: IEEE Bangladesh Section Student/ Young Professionals/ Women-In-Engineering
Congress 2016 at the Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University
of Dhaka on 4th November, 2016

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

pg1

Editorial

History of
IEEE Bangladesh Section
IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion was formed in Novem ber , 1993 with 54 members. Since then, the
membership has been growing steadily. Presently the section has the chapters of Power and
Energy Society, Electron Devices Society, Communications Society, Solid-State Circuits Society,
WIE and GOLD Affinity Group. The section office is located in the premise of Bangladesh
University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka.
The section has been actively organizing seminars, workshops and short courses on different
topics of electrical, electronic, communication and computer engineering. Both the academic
and industrial speakers from different countries delivered lectures in those programs. The
Section first initiated a National Conference on Electrotechnology in 1995 (ET95) which
eventually turned into a Biennial conference entitled International Conference on Electrical and
Computer Engineering (ICECE) since 2001. The section has been technical cosponsor of ICECE
of organized by the EEE Department of BUET. The section is also technical cosponsor of
International Conference on Computers and Information Technology (ICCIT). Both the
conferences are regular events in Bangladesh participated by a large number of foreign and
local technical communities. The social activities of the section include Annual Certificate
Awarding dinner, GOLD graduation dinner, participation of the activities of local engineering
communities, and so on.
The student branches with the help and guidance of the Section regularly organize seminars,
industrial tours, job festivals, website design contest, etc. The section also sends a good
number of student representatives to student congresses held so far.

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

pg2

Editorial

"

M ESSAGE FROM

SECTI ON CH AI R

I

t gives me immense pride and joy to launch the first ever
newsletter for IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion , under the leadership of
Pr of . Dr . Sh aik h An ow ar u l Fat t ah sir. As its proud Editor, my

vision has been to capture the essence of our 22-year old history of
arranging a wide range distinguished IEEE activities in Bangladesh,
while paying tribute to our glorious achievements and initiatives from
2016. I thank my team for their invaluable time and efforts, and wish

"

all our readers, both home and away, all the very best!

Pr of. Dr . Sh ai k h An ow ar u l Fat t ah
Chair per son
I EEE Bangladesh Section
fattah92@ gm ail.com

"

I

M ESSAGE FROM

N EW SL ETTER EDI TOR
t gives me immense pride and joy to launch the first ever
newsletter for IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion , under the leadership of
Pr of . Dr . Sh aik h An ow ar u l Fat t ah sir. As its proud Editor, my

vision has been to capture the essence of our 23-year old history of
arranging a wide range distinguished IEEE activities in Bangladesh,
while paying tribute to our glorious achievements and initiatives from
2016. I thank my team for their invaluable time and efforts, and wish
all our readers, both home and away, all the very best!

"

M d . San i at Rah m an Zi sh an

N ewsletter Editor
I EEE Bangladesh Section
saniat@ aiub.edu

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

pg3

Sectional Events

IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion SB EX-COM Su m m it 2016

On 25th March, 2016, IEEE Bangladesh Section
organized the IEEE Bangladesh Section
Ex-Com Summit 2016 at the Auditorium,
Faculty of Business Administration Building,
AIUB. The event is hosted by IEEE AIUB SB.
The summit was organized for the proper
networking of the student members and the
faculties from different universities.
The event initiated with opening speeches
from SAC Chair and Membership Development
Coordinator from IEEE Bangladesh Section
discussing the reasons and benefits of
becoming an IEEE member. Then the statistics
of the number of IEEE members in
Bangladesh, the initiatives that should be
taken to fix the number of members and to
provide its members with the benefits that
come with the IEEE membership were looked
into in the discussion.

Sh ah n az, Coordinator, IEEE WIE Region 10
Affinity Group, talking about its achievements
and plans for the future. This was followed by
a detailed discussion on being a member of
the IEEE Young Professionals and taking full
benefits from it. . Next to take the stage was
Pr of Dr . Sh aik h An ow ar u l Fat t ah , Chair, IEEE
Bangladesh Section, who gave an inspirational
speech motivating the participants present
and discussed the student branch activities,
the achievements and the special initiatives he
has planned for the future.
The event concluded as all the Ex-Com
members of all the Student Branches and the
Section alike, on stage for a group photo. This
was followed by an interactive networking
session.

Later on, the summit moved onto the Student
Branch?s presentations. During the session,
each of the student branch representatives,
went up on stage and gave their presentation
discussing about the events they have
organized, the activities of the student branch
members, their future plans for the branch
and the limitations and problems they faced
as a Student Branch.

After that, was a special session with Pr of . Dr .
Celia Sh ah n az and the female participants. It
started off with an introductory session with
the executive members present. After that she
went on to discuss about IEEE WIE Affinity
Group, how to sign up for it and the process
for applying for the WIE. Moving on, she talked
about her work in WIE and how it helps female
members to get a platform in the engineering
field. She also mentioned that the WIE
platform is also open for male members.

After that, the next session contained a
detailed presentation by Pr of . Dr . Celia

Link : http://bit.ly/bdsexcomsummit16

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

pg4

Sectional Events

IEEE BDS SB En gage 2016 : Wor ld Un iver sit y Ban gladesh
On March 5th 2016, IEEE Ban gladesh
Sect ion started its program titled ?IEEE BDS
SB ENGAGE?. Representatives from the
section, namely Membership Development
Coordinator Abdu llah Ash - Sak i and Student
Activity Coordinator Ch ow dh u r y Ak r am
Hossain , visited IEEE Wor ld Un iver sit y of
Ban gladesh St u den t Br an ch . In their visit,
they met student members along with
faculties.

members from all around the globe featured
in
Humans
of
IEEE(HOIEEE).
After the presentations from section
executives, the floor was open for questions
and students showed a lot of energy in that.
The interactive question answer session
included suggestions from both sides and
discussions to improve the branch activities.
The outcome of the session was worthwhile.
The participants gave positive feedbacks.
Finally the event was concluded with a thank
you speech from the Counselor of IEEE WUB
SB M r . M d. M oh sin . Later on a small
discussion with the faculty members of EEE
department was held in the faculty room.

At beginning, Abdu llah Ash - Sak i presented
5 stupendous reasons to join IEEE where he
elucidated the benefits of joining IEEE as a
student member. Later on, Ch ow dh u r y
Ak r am Hossain presented overview of SAC,
explained more about volunteering and
shared success stories of IEEE student

Link : http://bit.ly/BDSWUBengage16

IEEE BDS SB En gage 2016 : St am f or d Un iver sit y Ban gladesh
On March 19 2016, IEEE Ban gladesh
Sect ion conducted its second session of
ongoing SB Engage campaign 2016 in IEEE
Stamford University Bangladesh Student
Branch website launching ceremony and
Technical Talks.
Membership
Development
Coordinator
Abdullah Ash- Saki presented 5 stupendous
reasons to join IEEE where he elucidated the
benefits of joining IEEE as a student
member. Later on, Students Activity
Coordinator Chowdhury Akram Hossain
presented overview of SAC, explained more
about volunteering and shared success
stories of IEEE student members from all

around the globe featured in Humans of
IEEE (HOIEEE).
Stamford University SB was dormant for a
while and the website launching ceremony
and technical talks were a part of their
revamping process. The SB-Engage session
was indeed engaging for the members and
potential members. They asked questions,
improved their knowledge about IEEE and
felt motivated about joining IEEE.
Branch
counselor
of
IEEE Stamford
University thanked section for the initiative.

Link : http://ieee.bdcoders.com/36099-2

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

pg5

Sectional Events

IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion or gan izes 2016 IEEE m in i
POCO Ban gladesh
On 14th May, 2016, IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion
organized the 2016 IEEE m in i POCO
Ban gladesh (m in iPOCO BDS) at the Zurich
Conference Hall in Hotel Swiss Garden,
Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event had been
sanctioned
by
the
IEEE
M eet in gs,
Con f er en ces an d Even t s (M CE) and
subsequently assigned the IEEE Con f er en ce
Recor d #39721. Envisioning alongside POCO
(Pan el of Con f er en ce Or gan izer s), the event
targeted to provide a world class learning
experience and discussion, from which
participants
could
gather
sufficient
knowledge regarding the entire process of
organizing a successful conference.

Initiating with a brief introduction from each
delegate, the event was inaugurated with an
opening speech from the Chair and
Vice-Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section. This
was then followed by the first keynote
session led by Dr . M oh am m ad S. Alam , IEEE
Fellow and Professor, Dept. of ECE, University of
South Alabama (USA) focusing on the ethics
and professional integrity required in
research
and
scholarship
activities.
Furthermore, he talked about the different
softwares and methods used to detect
plagiarism and the corresponding actions
that are to be taken, after doing so.

The keynote was followed by a series of
technical sessions, led by esteemed speakers
each of whom dissected the entire working
principle of a conference and also elaborated

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

upon the different committees, review
processes, and the guidelines to follow and
adopt while hosting a successful conference.
Next came a series of organizing sessions, led
by several distinguished speakers which
included discussions focused on the
organizing aspects to be considered for a
conference ? such as the financial and
sponsorship
management,
registration
procedure, venue selection, the travel grants
and rebates distribution.

Following this, was the second keynote
session led by Dr . M u h am m ad H. Rash id,
IEEE Fellow and Professor, Dept. of ECE,
University of West Florida (UWF) sharing his
experience with the delegates, shedding light
on crucial topics such as monitoring,
reviewing, and other non-technical issues.

The final session of the event were two
interactive hands-on demonstrations where
the delegates were shown how to open an
IEEE Cr oss Ch eck account, evaluate articles
for plagiarism in real-time and also produce a
corresponding report for the evaluations. The
final portion of this session focused on how
to develop a website for conferences.

Concluding the event, IEEE Bangladesh
Section then presented the keynote speakers
with tokens of appreciations and thanked the
delegates for their active participation.
Link : http://bit.ly/IEEEBDSminiPOCO16

pg6

Sectional Events - Gallery
En gage at WUB
En gage at
St am f or d u n iver sit y

BDS m in iPOCO

BDS m in iPOCO

R10 SYWLC 2016
IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

pg7

Sectional Events

IEEE BDS par t icipat e in IEEE Region 10 SYWL Con gr ess
- Ban galor e, In dia-2016
On August 24, 2016, IEEE Ban galor e Sect ion
was host to one of the largest gatherings of
IEEE members worldwide ? The IEEE Region 10
SYWL Congress 2016. The programme began
with the celebration of the 50 Years
Anniversary of IEEE R10, held on the eve of
August 24, 2016 at Hotel Lalit Ashok,
Bangalore, India. The event was honoured by
the presence of 2016 IEEE President Bar r y L.
Sh oop, President-Elect Kar en Bar t leson , IEEE
R10 Director Ram ak r ish n a Kappagan t u and
various representatives of the IEEE MGA Board.
The R10 Congress 2016 initiated on the
morning of August 25, 2016 at the Lalit Ashok
Hotel and was attended by delegates from all
over IEEE R10.
IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion , being one of the
co-hosts of the congress, brought along a total
of 36 delegates. This included 18 student
members, 8 Young Professionals (YP) and 10
Women in Engineering (WIE) members from all
over the country. The delegates were
accompanied and chaperoned by Dr . Sh aik h
An ow ar u l Fat t ah , Chairperson of IEEE
Bangladesh
Section
and
Professor,
Department of EEE, BUET, Sam an t h a Lu baba
Noor , Chairperson at IEEE Bangladesh Section
WIE Affinity Group, Sh ih ab Uddin , Secretary,
IEEE Bangladesh Section, Ch ow dh u r y Ak r am
Hossain , Chairperson at IEEE Bangladesh
Section Student Activities Committee (SAC),
Sh am s Sh ad Islam Kh an , Chairperson at IEEE
Bangladesh Section Young Professionals, and
A.N.M .
Nasim u n n abi,
Student
Section
Representative (SSR) at IEEE Bangladesh
Section.

IEEE Bangladesh Section was honoured with
the IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technologies
Activities (HTA) Outstanding Activities Award
2016 and the IEEE R10 WIE (Women in
Engineering) Section Affinity Group Award
2016. Moreover, IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion WIE
Af f in it y Gr ou p came home as the winners of
the Section Poster Presentation Award which
was presented by the WIE, IEEE Bangladesh
Section Executives and IEEE UIU WIE SB AG
won the Student Branch Poster Presentation
Award which was presented by Om iya Hassan
and San jin a Rom m o, Executive members of
the IEEE UIU SB WIE AG. The evening ended
with the Country Theme Cultural Night where
various sections portrayed their country?s
traditions.
IEEE Ban gladesh Sect ion also received 3rd
prize on the cultural exhibition competition.
Anindo Saha of IEEE AIUB SB won the IEEE R10
Student Branch Infographics Contest and the
IEEE R10 SYWLC ?16 Photography Contest was
won by Sabab Iqbal from IEEE AIUB SB. IEEE
AIUB SB also received 3rd prize on the IEEE
R10 Student Branch Website Contest.
The three day event was wonderfully organised
by IEEE Ban galor e Sect ion and IEEE
Ban gladesh Sect ion is extremely grateful to
have received 8 prestigious awards in the IEEE
Region 10 Student/YP/WIE/LM Congress 2016.
Bangladesh Section is proud to have one the
most active delegate participations in the
duration of the congress and hopes to inspire
other engineering students of Bangladesh to
join IEEE in the future.

Link : http://www.ieee.org.bd/r10sywlcongress_16/

IEEE BANGLADESH SECTION NEWSLETTER : 2016

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