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Scientific Research Training Workshop

Software Carpentry, Scientific Writing and Simulations
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IDRACK

University of Punjab

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Date: 
28 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Abstract: 

The first ever Software Carpentry workshop will be organized by IDRACK and the  Khwarizmi Science Society in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore.

IDRACK is a non-profit organization and is currently introducing software carpentry in Pakistan. The niche in which IDRACK works is scientific communication and awareness  with a special emphasis on women in STEM. Currently, it is working in the area of scientific programming and introducing the research community in Pakistan to this practice to bring the quality of research at par with the  developed world.

Objectives:

This workshop is being organised with two objectives in mind:

  1. To introduce Software Carpentry in Pakistan and encourage people to become instructors and join a global community.

  2. To expose people with just enough know-how to integrate computational work with their current research work.

The workshop  will be led by Ashar Malik from IDRACK who is also affiliated with Software Carpentry Community. He will be training the researchers so that they can continue this chain of research training in other insitutions/cities as well. Some indication regarding the content to be delivered on these two days (27th and 28th) can be obtained from the schedule below.

Day – 1 (27th June, 2018)

  • Software Carpentry: An Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Unix Shell - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Unix Shell - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Programming with Python - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Programming with Python - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Simulation of Real World Problems 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  
  •  

  • Day - 2 (28th June, 2018)

  • Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Scientific Simulation Theory - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Scientific Simulation Theory - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Python: My First Simulation 03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
    Break 03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
    Python: Errors in My First Simulation 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  

Does this look like something you are interested in? Sign up to attend here: Workshop Form

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. The workshop is limited to 30 participants

2. The registration cost for  attending the workshop is Rs. 750 for the students of the University of Punjab and Rs. 1000 otherwise

Resource People: 
Presenter
Ashar Malik
Foundr - IDRACK
Presenter
Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society

Building Media Relationship for Science Popularization

A Workshop on Science Communication
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Technology Times

University of Punjab

Pakistan Science Foundation

Institute of Research Promotion

Invention to Innovation Summit

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
7 March, 2018
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
Cluster Centre, New Campus, University of Punjab
Abstract: 

Science and Technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. It affects many, if not most, policy issues of national and international importance. Science, Technology and Innovations are intricately linked to societal needs and the nation's economy in every area, especially in transportation, communication, agriculture, education, environment, health, defence and jobs. Everybody, therefore, needs some understanding of science, its accomplishments and its limitations. Understanding includes not just the facts of science but also the scientific methods and their limitations as well as an appreciations of the practical and social implications. 

People are unable to know about the advancements in science and technology due to their lack of interest in science and its slow propagation and penetration amongst larger number of population in Pakistan. The need has never been greater for more effective sceince communication specifically designed to help the public and policy makers comprehend important issues involving science and technolgy. A lot of scientific information is found online inf the form of blogs, posts and videos and one cannot tell whether the information provided is authentic or not. This has created a huge gap between the general public and expert science communicators. We need to train the next generation of scientists and journalists to become better science communicators to create a culture where they are supported and rewarded for effectively communicating with the public.

The objective of this workshop is to equip the participants with core knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate science communication activities in order to make complex science accessible to the general public. The workshop is to take place on 7th March, 2018 at the University of Punjab from 02 pm to 04 pm.

Venue:

Resource People: 
Guest of Honor
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Syed Paras Ali
Editor - Weekly Technology Times
Guest Speaker
Ms. Shahla Adnan
Lecturer - Communication and Media Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University
Guest Speaker
Mr. Shahzada Irfan
Journalist - The News International

Smart Antenna Applications for Code Division Multiple Access Wireless Systems

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
19 December, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M.Sc. Seminar Room, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Wireless communications for mobile telephone and data transmission is currently undergoing very rapid development. The emerging wireless systems will incorporate considerable signal processing intelligence in order to provide advanced services such as multimedia transmission. In order to make optimum use of available bandwidth, many wireless systems operate as multiple access systems, e.g. Direct Sequence Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA), in which the users are multiplexed by distinct code waveforms. Two major factors that limit the performance of DS-CDMA systems are multiple access interference and multipath channel distortion. Many advanced signal processing techniques have been proposed to combat these factors. Among these techniques, one of the more promising is the use of Smart or Adaptive antennas. This seminar provides an introduction to Smart Antennas for cellular systems. It looks at the various factors affecting propagation in a wireless channel environment and reviews the different approaches towards implementation of adaptive beamforming algorithms for CDMA systems. Finally it reports on the simulation strategy adopted to evaluate the performance of smart antenna systems for CDMA.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Salman Durrani
School of Information Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Optical Communications and Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
4 December, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Resource People: 
Speaker
Khurarm Shahzad Chaudhary
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Telecommunications

A Growing Pakistani Industry
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 October 1999
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Jamshed Anwer
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore