About SSE PUBLIC LECTURES

The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) at Habib University invites renowned professionals and academics to share their ideas on a wide variety of interesting subjects through its Public Lecture Series. The series aims to enlighten, motivate and stimulate academic debate. Each event is tailored for the general public and encourages participants to think across academic disciplines.

The SSE Public Lecture Series is open and free to attend for the general public. It is hosted at Habib University’s City Campus.

Upcoming SSE Public Lectures

Is Going Solar the Only Answer to Pakistan’s Energy Crisis?

Speakers: Jeremy Higgs, Nida Farid
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Hall

About the talk: The demand for electricity has seen an exponential growth in Pakistan even when it has a sizable population that has never been connected to the electricity grid. Pakistan's energy infrastructure is ill-prepared for expansion and reliant on non-renewable sources. This discussion intends to explore how we can intelligently manage demand for people connected to the grid through energy efficiency and complement the rest by growing the “off-grid solar” sector to sustainably solve the country's perennial energy crisis.

About the speakers:

Jeremy Higgs
Jeremy is the co-founder and COO of EcoEnergy, where he works to provide solar energy solutions to the 70 million people that lack access to the electricity grid. Although his background is in software development in Australia, he has spent the past 10 years building and growing social impact organisations and businesses, such as AIESEC, NOWPDP and now EcoEnergy.

Nida Farid
Nida R. Farid is an aerospace engineer and renewable energy consultant, with a rich experience in both fields from North America and Europe. She recently co-authored the Integrated Energy Plan for Pakistan, heading the Energy Flow Diagram, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Chapters. Her projects include energyefficiencydatabase.com, energy efficiency awareness campaigns, as well as energy audits for commercial and industrial customers. She has an SB in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, specializing in aircraft engines and gas turbines.

 

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The Future of Computing

Speaker: Dr. Hasina Khatoon
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Soorty Lecture Hall

About the talk: Rapid progress and frequent disruptive developments make it hard to predict the future of computing. However, some extrapolations can be made from observing current trends. This talk will present how developments like the projected end of Moore’s law, the rebooting computing initiative, quantum, biological and neuromorphic computing at one end and the exploitation of cloud-based computing, edge/ fog computing, and the power of IoT at the other end are expected to expand computing to new horizons. The role of architectural enhancements in shaping the future face of computing shall also be discussed. And we will see how, in the midst of these revolutionary changes, the role played by women in STEM needs to be redefined and rigorously pursued.

About the speaker Dr. Hasina Khatoon has over 28 years of teaching experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels at NED University of Engineering and Technology (NED-UET) and at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) at whose Karachi campus she currently also serves as Director. Her major areas of interest include High Performance Computing with special emphasis on new and emerging architectures including multicore processors. Other areas of teaching and research include Distributed systems, Microprocessor based system design, Parallel Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Parallel Processing as a problem solving paradigm.

She completed her BE (Electronics) from NED UET and went on to acquire Postgraduate Diploma in Electronics Design Engineering from Philips International Institute of Technological Studies, Holland. She was awarded Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship by virtue of her first position at NEDUET which she utilized to complete her MSEE from Stanford University, USA. She later completed her PhD from NEDUET in Computer Engineering with emphasis on High Performance Computing.

 

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Astronomy 101: An Evening with the Stars…

The Peril of Diagnosis Without Examination: Stories of the Artist and the King

From Biophysics of Vision to Optogenetic Tools

Particle Physics and Cosmology : The Final Frontiers

It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Brain Surgery

Leadership for an Inclusive World

Art-Technology & Social Change

The Data Science Revolution

Building Up Our Universe: Higgs Boson and Salam's Model of Particle Physics

GREEN COMPOSITES BASED ON BACTERIA-DERIVED POLYESTERS

THE MATHEMATICS IN OUR MUSIC

Creativity: Crazy Dreams Culminating in Concrete Actions

Preserving Intangible Heritage through Design Thinking and Emerging Technologies

Being Entrepreneur-Centric in Pakistan: What will it take to build Pakistan’s Entrepreneur-centric Eco-System?

The effect of repeated measurements in Quantum Systems

THE ABJAD SYSTEM IN THE SCIENCES AND ARTS: ITS RISE AND FALL

THE WAR AGAINST CANCER: CAN WE WIN?

INFORMATION SECURITY AND CYBER THREATS

Gravitational Waves: A Spacetime Symphony

Development With Dignity: The "Trickle Up" Effect

Blurring Boundaries: From Computer Graphics to Human Pulse Reading

KARACHIKOALAS – A ROBOT SOCCER TEAM

Virtual Prototyping for Hardware and Software Design

Getting practical with digital

Scienticians and the Great Flood: Theories That Don’t Hold Any Water

Is Human Intelligence Physical ?

Can Human Intelligence Be Simulated?

Semantic Technologies and Applications

Game Programming

Successful Innovation: Prototyping for Entrepreneurship

Protein Engineering; A Rational and Practical Approach in Biotechnology

De Divina Proportione (On the Divine Proportion)

The Coolest Side of Physics.

Untangling Pop: A Systems Approach

Thinking Computationally: Applications in Design and Maths

The Principle of Least Action in Mechanics and Optics

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IONOSPHERE BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

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