Engineers build problem solutions. That is the focal point for all engineering education. As educators, we have to communicate the romantic idea of creating something from nothing. At the beginning of each and every engineering project there is an idea of building something useful. The challenge is to turn that idea into a working problem solution. We at Habib University aim to overcome that problem with systems engineering. To be specific, we follow the systems engineering methodology by asking and subsequently answering the following questions: Why do we need the system? What system should we build? How do we build the system? The presentation will focus on answering these questions for three independent staff and student projects. We have created physical problem solutions for remote motor control, signal conversion and robot teleoperation. While going through the individual design steps, we learned that having a powerful design methodology helped us to focus our energy to create novel problem solutions. That understanding helped us to adjust and indeed create innovative learning modules for Habib University students.
About the speaker:
Dr. Oliver Faust has been actively involved in science, research and higher education since 2001. He has served various academic and private institutions, where he improved academic standards and pushed the boundaries of science to come up with innovative solutions to physical problems. Dr. Faust has joined Habib University after spending four years at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. Dr. Faust’s research interests include formal and model-driven biomedical systems design, parallel systems, digital communications, and nonlinear and cognitive signal processing. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. Dr. Faust has also been the Principal Investigator for the multi-standard radio system project.