Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section in collaboration with IEEE UET Lahore, UET & IEEE Punjab University organized a 4-day “IEEE COMSOC Summer School Program 2016 Pakistan”This COMSOC Summer School is 2nd such global event after Trento, Italy. COMSOC Summer School was designed for fresh graduates and students doing MS/PhD in the fields of IT and Communication, and students from 21 prestigious universities were a part of this. In total, there were 15 Technical, 2 Industry & 3 professional Talks by speakers from Universities all over Pakistan & abroad. 30 participants were selected among 169 applications.
Director KICS Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Principal CEET PU Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Director FAST University Prof. Dr. Amjad Hussain , Mr. Kashif Bashir (Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section), delivered opening speeches on first day IEEE Comsoc Summer School Program 2016 .
A 6-member delegation of the US State Department was invited on 2nd day of the Event. Miss Karol Hines, Liby Parker & Mindy Mclaughlin talked on Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Project Management.
A poster competition was also held on the second day of the summer school, in which the participants of the summer school presented their projects in front of the US Delegation, VC UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid & Director KICS Dr. Waqar Mehmood. The projects presented were acknowledged by all the judges. Best Poster was won by Mr. Rizwan Naqvi.
Technical Visit was also arranged on 3rd day of the summer school. During technical visit Huawei officials Mr. Charles Wang & Mr. Usman Khan gave talks on Cloud Computing & Networking. Participants visited Huawei UET Telecom & IT Center.
Social Dinner & closing ceremony was held in UET Lahore. Dr. Naveed A. Malik, VC Virtual University was the chief guest of the ceremony.
Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid thanked the honorable guests and appreciated the efforts of IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section, Punjab University and KICS UET for conducting such a great event.
Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood presented the overview of all activities during Summer School.
The chief guests while speaking on the occasion said that these kinds of events help to established collaborations among different universities to promote R&D and more of these types of events should held in future.
VC LCWU Dr. Uzma Qureshi, MD Pakistan Railways, CEO Siemens Enterprises, Dean CS & IT superior University, Dean EE HITEC Taxila, Director FAST, Chair IEEE Comsoc Lahore Section and many other distinguished guests were also present. Certificates and shields were presented to the participants, Organizers and the Speakers of the Summer School.