Events

The Art of Synthetic Data in Machine Learning

The Art of Synthetic Data in Machine Learning

Date: 17/11/2022

This talk will focus on the importance of synthetic data in machine learning, how we can use them, what problems it solves for the ML community, what issues it comes with, and possible solutions to address them. We will also try to understand the need for synthetic data for the application of self-driving cars.

Pakistan’s case for the Electric Vehicles – A local and global perspective

Pakistan’s case for the Electric Vehicles – A local and global perspective

Date: 08/11/2022

Transportation and electricity generation sectors are the primary contributors to the greenhouse emissions. Electric Vehicles (EVs) are considered as one of the most effective alternatives to the conventional internal combustion engines to alleviate the greenhouse emissions challenge.

SOLVING OUR WATER CRISES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

SOLVING OUR WATER CRISES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Date: 31/03/2022

Water challenges surround us, from farms to households. Given the rapid changes in climate, water scarcity is projected to increase in the coming decades. Technological interventions can potentially mitigate some of these water challenges. In this event, we will hear from two speakers who are working on designing technology based solutions to help improve water management in farms and in households across Pakistan.

4th Postcolonial Higher Education Conference 2021

4th Postcolonial Higher Education Conference 2021

Date: 22/03/2022-25/03/2022

Towards the end of the classic postcolonial text, Nationalist Thought in the Colonial World, Partha Chatterjee expressed the guarded hope that despite its failures, anticolonial nationalism will have at least vanquished blatant White supremacism once and for all. Over thirty years later, even that hope stands challenged.

Open Hardware: Engineering the Computer of the Future

Open Hardware: Engineering the Computer of the Future

Date: 15/03/2022

In this three-part talk, Dr. Sherwani plans to talk about what the future holds for semiconductors and computer architecture, with particular reference to Moore’s Law. Secondly, he plans to talk about current trends in the industry and his contribution to the RISC-V revolution. Lastly, he plans to talk about career development in general, with examples from his own life such as switching from academia to working in a large semiconductor company and finally to entrepreneurship.

4th Conference on Post-Colonial Higher Education

4th Conference on Post-Colonial Higher Education

Date: 22/03/2021

The ‘Great Acceleration’ of the Anthropocene has laid bare the extraordinary destruction and radical ruinations that the world has witnessed in the modern age. The monumental losses and ruinations of this age go well beyond the biosphere that is the very ground of all life on our planet. They now manifestly encompass the ruination of polities, economies, ethics, religions, and traditions.

Online Symposium on Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Promises

Online Symposium on Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Promises

Date: 17/11/2020

Electric vehicles are the next major disruption in transportation sector. Many analysts are predicting EV pricing to be at par with fossil fuel vehicles by 2025 or earlier. In this two-part talk, we will first explore the motivation, background, and benefits of EVs in Pakistan and second will look at how an EV industry can be developed in the country. Drawing on lessons from their own experience in the field, our speakers will explore the critical ingredients of setting up EV value chain in the country and which pitfalls to avoid in this process.

The Definitive Verse: Launching Nomanul Haq’s Kulliyat-e Faiz

The Definitive Verse: Launching Nomanul Haq’s Kulliyat-e Faiz

Date: 28/02/2020

The Kulliyāt-e Faiz embodies a critical edition of the entire published poetic works of Faiz...

Smartphones for Clinical Diagnostics!

Smartphones for Clinical Diagnostics!

Date: 21/02/2020

An emerging area of technology development is the use of smartphones for clinical diagnostics. Developing...

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