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  • September 10, 2020 22:47 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

    Abstract:

    In this talk, we will present the use cases and application motivating the invention of 5G Wireless Technologies, as one of the building blocks of new Industry 4.0 innovation. The concept used in the design and development of 5G technologies 5G have revolutionized the role of wireless technologies in the lives of people. Due to potential diversity of the interest of audiences, the talk will focus on the use cases, applications, and the way 5G is revolutionizing the communication technology more than the technical details of 5G technologies. THe talk will provide a short description of current deployment and device status and potential opportunities around the world (including Middle East countries), and briefly outlines potential future development of the wireless ecosystem.

    Dr. Masoud Olfat

    Dr. Masoud Olfat has received his B.Sc from Sharif University of Technology in Electrical Engineering, and completed his M.Sc, PhD and post-Doctoral studies in wireless communications in 2003 at University of Maryland at College Park. In addition to few years of work experience in Iran in the field of computer network engineering, his work and research experiences has started with multimedia communications, and WiFi technology, and continued through design and development of 4G technologies such as WiMAX, 3GPP LTE in companies like Nextel, Sprint, Clearwire, and Lightsquared. Since 2015 he has been the Senior Director of Technology development in Federated Wireless focused on 5G design and development, and innovative Spectrum Sharing models in 5G wireless framework.

    In addition to being an invited speaker to several conferences, Dr. Olfat has published and presented several research articles in different publications, conferences, and Technology Standard communities. He owns 32 nationally and internationally registered patents and has filed 28 more patents, all in the field of wireless communications. In addition to conducting several 4G and 5G related courses for several industry organizations, he has been an adjunct faculty at University of Maryland, while conducting several student research and Master projects.

    Dr. Olfat has also been engaged in numerous social activities. He has been SUTA board of director twice, President of SUTA's 8th board of directors (2015-2016), has founded SUTA chapter in Washingtin DC, and has been board member and president of SUTA Chapter in Washington DC.

    Click https://zoom.us/j/91494601077 to start or join this scheduled Zoom meeting on September 26, at 11 AM.


  • September 08, 2020 22:22 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

    2020 SUTA Awards WInners

    Sharif University of Technology (SUTA) hereby announces the recipients of SUTA awards 2020. As usual, there were many qualified candidates in each category making it hard for the Awards Committee to select the winners.

    Dr. Amin’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    Professor Mohammad Durali, the long serving professor of Mechanical Engineering Department of our university, is the winner of this year’s Dr. Amin’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Durali (himself a Sharif graduate) has been a Professor in Sharif since his graduation from MIT in 1980. His major research activities have been in system design, industrial control, system dynamics, turbomachinery, and propulsion. Throughout the years, he has developed strong industrial relationship and most of his projects are funded by major industries. His projects cover a long list of accomplishments with applications in diverse fields ranging from robotics to power plants. For nearly 40 years, Dr. Durali has been a source of knowledge and inspiration to Sharif students both on campus and also in his own company (Durali Design and Automation).

    Following its decade long tradition, it is SUTA’s privilege to recognize professor Durali as yet another brilliant and hardworking member of Sharif family whose steady contributions to students, university, and industry span four decades.


    Alumni Achievement Award

    With a list full of qualified alumni, it has been a tremendously difficult task to choose only one winner. This year, SUTA selected Dr. Adel Ferdosipour, the anchorman of the popular TV program ‘Navad’ and a lecturer at the Industrial Engineering Department of our university, as the winner of this year’s Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Ferdosipour received his BS and MS in industrial engineering from Sharif in 1997 and 1999 and later obtained his PhD in media management from Tehran University.

    In his brilliant career as a TV producer and anchorman, he has exhibited utmost professionalism, intelligence, charisma, and a solid uncompromising character which turned him into one of the most popular TV personalities of the country. In many occasions, he attributed his success partially to the education he received in Sharif. Dr. Ferdosipour is a perfect example of how the world class educational system of our university combined with the personal enthusiasm and interest can lead to success stories beyond the technical fields contributing to the well-being of the society in alternative ways.


    Distinguished Service Award

    Ms. Mehrnoush Naderi, a lab manager in chemistry department of our university, is the winner of this year’s Distinguished Service Award. A graduate of Sharif (both BS and MS), she has been a lab manager for over 30 years serving generations of Sharif students. In addition, she has been an active member of the Board of Trustees of the alumni association organizing many homecoming events for Sharif graduates.



  • August 14, 2020 11:20 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

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  • August 04, 2020 20:32 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)


    Objective:

    This program is intended to help Sharif University alumni currently pursuing their post graduate studies in universities in North America and Europe. The program will provide student grants for travel expenses and for scientific research.  

    Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA) is associated with some of the world’s top universities by its members who continue their graduate studies abroad following graduation from Sharif Universities. These talented students are attracted by some of the best universities in North America and Europe due to the quality of their undergraduate studies at Sharif university. Such flow of talented students play an important role in spreading knowledge, ideas and skills not only within Sharif University but in society in general. SUTA aspires to help these students by offering the Student Grant Program. A well-funded, long term scholarship program will provide partial support to facilitate students’ education and research.

    Who Qualifies for the Student Grants

    Applicants must be a SUTA member, and currently enrolled in graduate studies and research (Masters, PhD) in an accredited university in North America and Europe.

    How to Apply for Student Grant

    Applicants must fill out the attached Application Form (https://bit.ly/2PjAhCU ) and submit along with a CV, A Personal Statement, and an approximate budget based on their expenses. The documents should be sent to grants@suta.org.  

    More information in Appendix 1.

     

    Level of Financial Assistance

    Level of financial assistance may vary based on students’ qualifications and their need. Scholarships are provided up to $1500 for each student.

    Deadline for Sending Application for 2020 Student Grant

    Deadline for submission of application for the 2020 student grants is December 1, 2020

    How SUTA Members & Associates can Support this Program

    SUTA, like most other non-profit organizations, can sustain and improve its activities through the generous donations of its members and its benefactors. Since its inception in 2000, SUTA has been supported by many individuals who believe in SUTA and in its mission and ideals. Hereby, we would like to invite our members to consider supporting the Student Grant Program (please see the file in Appendix 2). Thank you for your continued support.


  • July 22, 2020 22:03 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)



    Brief Biography of Professor Elahe Enssani, MSc., Meng., PhD, PE

    Dr. Elahe Enssani is The President and CEO of Applied Technology & Science (A-T-S), a San Francisco based technology and infrastructure company she founded in 1995. Dr. Enssani is also a Professor and former Head of Civil Engineering at San Francisco State University where she founded the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program in 1993.

    Dr. Enssani received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with highest honor from Aryamehr (Sharif) University of Technology. She proceeded to continue her education at UC Berkeley to receive a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering.

    She has received numerous awards for her work in academia and the industry, including: The UC Berkeley “Chancellor’s Patent Fund Award” for her doctoral dissertation, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ “Chemical Engineering Excellence Award”, The Top 100 Scientists in Environmental Engineering Field Award, and International Woman of the Year for services to Environmental Engineering. Additionally, Enssani is listed as one of the “Extraordinary Women Engineers” in Extraordinary Women Engineers and How They Changed Our World by ASCE.

    Elahe was appointed by then-Mayor Newsom in 2005, to be a Commissioner on the City and County of San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission. A position she still holds. She was also appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco in 2014 on “Mayor’s Advisory Council” in 2014 and reappointed in 2016 and continues to present day. At the State level, she was on Governor Newsom’s gubernatorial infrastructure advisory committee.

    She has been a guest expert on national and local TV programs such as various MSNBC, CNN, Voice of America, local NBC, and KTVU, as well as quoted on SF Chronicle and SF Examiner.

    Professor Enssani is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She has been the Chair, Vice Chair, and Board member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, NorCal and the current president of the Iranian American Business Council. She is a co-founder of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce and a former Board Member of the National Iranian American Council.

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  • June 29, 2020 22:37 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)


    https://zoom.us/j/4042333080

    Dr. Farrokh Mohamadi has nearly forty years of experience with diverse, multi-disciplined careers addressing state-of-the-art technologies and the development of semiconductor and sub-system products. During past decades, he has led the development and launch of more than twenty innovative systems by fusing multiple sensors. He has launched first-in-the-industry drones and land robots integrated with fused sensors for a variety of land and aerial applications. Lately, he has been addressing machine vision and neural networks applications to identify objects in a clutter, as well as pattern recognition algorithms for collision avoidance of autonomous systems.

    He has had the privilege of working with many brilliant and industrious Iranian technical staff over the past four decades. Many of the innovative product launches are the result of teamwork by his Iranian-American, and international team members.

    Dr. Mohamadi has authored dozens of peer reviewed technical papers related to the properties of heavy metals and large scale chip interconnects and integrated circuit manufacturing, owns 73 granted U.S. patents and 15 pending patents related to the applications of Machine Learning and Computer Vision, RF Beamforming, Scanner Imaging, distributed polarized EHF and SHF antenna arrays, wafer scale integration of active arrays, clock distribution at extreme speeds, non-volatile memory cells, high voltage Si based devices, and polarized W-band Transmitter-Receivers.

    He received his B.S.E.E. from Sharif University, M.S.E.E. and Ph.D.E.E. from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

    Abstract- More flexible production, greater productivity, and the development of new business models are all possible today thanks to digital solutions. But the future of industry offers even more potential: Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) will create new opportunities for both discrete and process industries to fulfill their customers’ individual requirements. A brief review of the computing technology advances leading to the evolution of AI will be addressed. Few examples of the image recognition used for agriculture, medical and financial industries will be presented.



  • June 23, 2020 13:55 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

    Webinar on Zoom scheduled for July 18, 2020 at 12 Noon EST by Farrokh Mohamadi, Ph.D.

    Entrepreneur, Visionary, Problem Solver and Inventor.

     

    Dr. Mohamadi has nearly forty years of experience with diverse, multi-disciplined careers addressing state-of-the-art technologies and the development of semiconductor and sub-system products. He has hands-on experience with all phases of planning, design, productization and qualification tactics, allocating and monitoring budgets, and managing the financial performance of various operations.

    During past decades, he has led the development and launch of more than twenty innovative systems by fusing multiple sensors to scan and provide radio frequency images of various stationary or on-the-move objects. He has directed the development of advanced electronics-based imaging algorithms to detect anomalies in homogenous media. He has launched first-in-the-industry drones and land robots integrated with fused sensors for a variety of land and aerial applications. Lately, he has been addressing machine vision and neural networks applications to identify objects in a clutter, as well as pattern recognition algorithms for collision avoidance of autonomous systems.

    Dr. Mohamadi has founded multiple startups in the fields of objects scanning and imaging, SATCOM and wireless communications. He is currently the founder and president of TiaLinx, Inc., which is a leading developer of state-of-the-art multi-spectra fused-sensors integrated with ultra-wideband (UWB) millimeter and microwave cluster of radiometry systems that can be used for a variety of artificial intelligence-based applications to save lives.

    He is also the co-founder and chairperson of the Board of Intellicopter, Inc., which is developing Intellirover robots to assist in the autonomous delivery of medicine and goods in hospitals.

    Dr. Mohamadi has prior experience with a myriad of Fortune 500 companies, such as Broadcom Corporation, Lucent Technologies, and Oak Technologies, where he developed the industry’s first 10 GbE transceivers, optical networking, QPSK and QAM chips for digital satellite content delivery, respectively. As an executive of National Semiconductor Corporation (acquired by Texas Instruments) he was responsible for $300M of manufacturing and operations of semiconductor products with more than 1,000 employees in his organization.

    His teams in various companies have developed first-in-the-industry products over many decades, such as the LM12L458 (12 bit data acquisition system on a chip, 1993), BCM8010 (10 GbE transceivers for automotive and industrial applications, 2000), XPT110 (fully integrated single TIA, CDR, LD and LA with XFP interface for WAN/LAN/SAN markets, 2001), Cougar20-H (sense-through-the-wall robot for first responders, 2011), Phoenix50-H (sense-through-the-roof drone for first responders, 2011), Lynx10-B (sense-through-the-ground post-earthquake live person detector, Intellinet Sensor merger, 2015), AR60-A (millimeter wave scanner to detect abnormal tissues, MamoMedix merger, 2015), and Artificial Intelligence-based networks (2017-2019).

    He has had the privilege of working with many brilliant and industrious Iranian technical staff over the past four decades. Many of the innovative product launches are the result of teamwork by his Iranian, Iranian-American, and international team members.

    He received his B.S.E.E. from Sharif University, Ph.D.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

    Dr. Mohamadi has authored dozens of peer reviewed technical papers related to the properties of heavy metals and large scale chip interconnects and integrated circuit manufacturing, owns 73 granted U.S. patents and 15 pending patents related to the applications of Machine Learning and Computer Vision, RF Beamforming, Scanner Imaging, distributed polarized EHF and SHF antenna arrays, wafer scale integration of active arrays, clock distribution at extreme speeds, non-volatile memory cells, high voltage Si based devices, and polarized W-band Transmitter-Receivers:

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?p=1&edit_alert=&srch=xprtsrch&query_txt=farrokh+mohamadi%0D%0A&uspat=on&date_range=all&stemming=on&sort=chron&search=Search

    He takes great pride in his Persian heritage and in recognition of his mentor Dr. Mohamad Ali Modjtahedi (Principal of Alborz High School and Founder of the Arya-Mehr University-- Sharif Technology University), he has produced and dedicated to him tens of documentary clips about the innovations by the Ancient Persians from Medes, Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanid empires, and the history of many Persian polymaths in the post Islamic era: https://t.me/InnovativePersians

    Dr. Mohamadi was also a co-founder of the Society of Iranian Professionals in 1982 to expand networking amongst the community of Iranian professionals in the Bay Area and Northern California. He is an admirer of many of his friends in academia who have dedicated their career and life to educate and train future scientists, engineers, educators, and researchers with an immense love to serve the world and take pride in their heritage. He believes solutions to address many of the world’s problems can be tackled by tolerance, creating an environment of constructive criticism, rejecting complacence, and emphasizing education.

    Other channels that he has created and could be of interest to the public is about Artificial Intelligence in the English language: https://t.me/ArtificialNeuralNetworks, and in Parsi narration: https://t.me/AIPersian.

    SUTA Zoom Webinar is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: SUTA Zoom Webinar on Application of AI in Industry

    Time: Jul 18, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • June 09, 2020 20:17 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

    Essentials of Inventive Thinking

    Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis

    University of Southern California


    About the Seminar:

    Great engineering systems, processes and products are usually based largely on the exercise of inventive thinking and not on routine procedures for engineering analysis and optimization. Research and development could conservatively aim at making marginal improvements to the state-of-the-art in the chosen domain, or it may be based on original and novel ideas and potentially lead to breakthrough impacts and discovery of new frontiers. Creative engineers and researchers use inventive, non-routine approaches and in most instances their creations clearly stand out. Inventive thinking and problem solving enriches professional life and brings prosperity to organizations and society. Creativity in technology, i.e., the ability to invent, can be acquired and enhanced.

    This seminar intends to inspire the participants with a strong motivation and some knowledge to take the path of inventive thinking and to initiate and pursue novel ideas that lead to successful creation of new products, processes, and systems. Some basic aspects of entrepreneurship and company startup will also be presented.

    About the Speaker: Behrokh “Berok” Khoshnevis Biography

    Behrokh Khoshnevis is the Louise L. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Engineering and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) at the University of Southern California. He is also the President and CEO of Contour Crafting Corporation. He is active in robotics, and mechatronics related research and development projects that concern several novel Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) processes such as Contour Crafting large-scale fabrication, SIS, which is licensed to HP for fabrication of polymeric and metallic parts and SSS for fabrication of high temperature alloys, ceramics and composites, as well as development of mechatronics systems for biomedical applications (e.g., digital dental prostheses fabrication, robotics for orthodontics, rehabilitation engineering, and tactile sensing devices), autonomous mobile and modular robots for fabrication and assembly on Earth, in space and on other planets, and specialized innovative equipment for oil and gas as well as renewable energy industries. He has numerous inventions and over 100 US and international patents as well as nearly 200 refereed technical publications.

    He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering, a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation and a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Fellow. He has won several awards including the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA Laureate), USC School of Engineering Senior Research award, Pete Lohman Best Engineering Alumni award, and Sharif University of Technology One of Top 50 (among ~50,000) Alumni Award.

    Because of his Contour Crafting invention he received the 2014 Grand Prize among 1000+ globally competing technologies in a competition organized by NASA. Contour Crafting was selected earlier as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time by the renowned Harvard Professor, Clayton Christensen, who coined the term “disruptive technology”.

    Dr. Khoshnevis’ another 3D printing invention, Selective Separation Shaping (SSS) won another international competition Grand Prize by NASA in 2016 as the most capable and versatile metallic and ceramic Additive Manufacturing technology for micro-gravity and planetary applications.

    He was recognized in 2017 by the Connected World magazine as one of top 10 pioneers in the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected World has celebrated luminaries such as Elon Musk as other IoT pioneers.

    Dr. Khoshnevis’ inventions routinely receive extensive worldwide publicity in acclaimed media such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, and major national and international television and radio networks. His TEDx talk on the subject of automated construction has been viewed more than one million times and was selected by the TED organization as one of five TEDx Moments among over 30,000 presentations.

    Dr. Khoshnevis’ educational activities at USC include the teaching of a popular graduate course on Invention and Technology Development. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars and gives keynote speeches on the subject of invention.

    Here is the recording link and Password:

    https://zoom.us/rec/share/7_Jxf7bssT1OcKPuznvQcYgvMMP-T6a80HIb-PMNyRnlPwVo2Gor9Kcxp3bQNUbJ

     

    Password: 4B+*@14%


  • June 01, 2020 16:18 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

    دوستان و همراهان گرامی، سمینار (وبینار) ماهانه کانون مهندس با عنوان “نگاهی به اندیشه های فلسفی و اجتماعی حافظ” همراه با موسیقی زنده و آواز به صورت وبینار چهارشنبه ۳ ژوئن ساعت ۶ عصر در نرم افزار زوم برگزار مي شود. برای ثبت نام و حضور در این وبینار، از لینک زیر استفاده نمایید.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdeyoqT8iGdVsBKsU6fMd47B27k1uJoZ5

    لطفا به دوستان علاقمند به شعر و ادب پارسی اطلاع رساني نمایید. منتظر حضور گرم شما و دوستانتان هستیم.


  • May 11, 2020 20:35 | Shariar Makarechi (Administrator)

    Salam,

    Tomorrow (May 12) is the anniversary of the late Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian-American mathematician and SUT alumna. There is a free projection of a documentary about her available tomorrow by Zala Films, followed by a panel discussion. It is free, but registration is required. I just watched the trailer, and it looks like a great documentary (available on the same Zala Films link).

    Hope that you can watch; and also hope that you and your loved ones are safe during this pandemic.

    Best regards

    Bahram Zahir


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