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

STEM Education: A Pedagogical Tool to Teach the Learners in a Digital Age

Speaker: Zartaj Waseem
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Hall, Habib University

About the talk: Zartaj will talk about the renewed focus on STEM Education that is critical to equipping Pakistani youth with STEM skills. She will elucidate the significance of STEM skills extending beyond STEM occupations. STEM knowledge is now determined as the foundation for a balanced program of learning and teachers’ capacity building is pivotal to the implementation of this cross-disciplinary approach of teaching STEM.

About the Speaker:

Zartaj Waseem, a STEM Educational professional and software engineer, is currently the head of Robotics and STEM Studio at Haque Academy. She is very passionate about STEM education and wants the Pakistani youth to gain more hands-on experience. As a result she co-founded the Robotics Labs. Serving as a mentor for IBA’s Center of Entrepreneurial Development, she is an advisory member of RoboKids Pakistan, Tech Tree and has previously served as a Global STEM Corps Advisor for virtual mentoring of the Tanzanian team.

 

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SSE Public Lectures: Past events

Do we need to make our Cyber-Connections more secure than before?
Importance of Cyber Security in Pakistan

Speaker: Shahmeer Amir
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Hall

About the talk: Shahmeer Amir will be giving a talk at Habib University about cyber security and its importance in a world so dependent on the Internet. His talk aims to raise awareness of the level of risk that companies, governments, and the common people are at when they are surfing the Internet or even just sharing data through it.

About the speaker:

Although Shahmeer’s educational background is in Electrical Engineering, he has a very impressive list of achievements to his name in a very different field. He has helped resolve some very critical software issues for companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Twitter. He was ranked 3rd Most Accomplished Bug Hunter Worldwide and has also established a company, Veiliux, which aims to make the Internet safer to use for all.

 

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Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: Surviving Against the Odds

Speaker: Muhammad Waqas
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Hall

About the talk: Social entrepreneurship in Pakistan is still an unexplored arena. With thriving nonprofit organizations working for social causes, it is difficult for social startups to establish themselves in the ecosystem. However, to bring civic innovation in gestating entrepreneurial ecosystems like Pakistan's, it is extremely important that social startups are sustainable. The speaker will focus on Pakistan's role in the global tech market, social entrepreneurship in the region, how innovation affects the civic society and the importance of self-sustainability of a social start up.

About the speaker:

Muhammad Waqas is the co-founder and CEO of a technology start-up Wonder Tree. His venture is all about creating social impact. Wondertree is using augmented reality for the therapy and education of children with special needs. His idea recently won an award hosted by Shell Tameer. At The GIST 2016 held at Silicon Valley, Wondertree secured third spot competing along 1072 global startups. With a long list of representations made locally and abroad, the startup has won numerous awards including P@SHA Awards 2016 in Pakistan and APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards 2016 held in Taipei.

 

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

The Future of Computing

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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Habib University City Campus